Wednesday, 20 June 2012

ice cream cupcakes

No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you. I did make cupcakes, and they are in ice cream cones. HOW CUTE?! I decided to make them as a surprise for my colleagues after seeing Katy's post on them and with a spare couple of hours I set to work tonight!

I can't emphasise enough how easy these are to make, and they don't take any longer than normal cupcakes either. Simply make a basic cupcake batter, spoon into cones (or paper cases if you prefer!), bake, decorate with buttercream, lots of sprinkles and stick a flake in the top. I think they look so impressive! I made a mixture of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes - some with cones and some with paper cases.

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Recipe from Hummingbird Bakery
Instructions are adapted as I don't own a mixer
Makes 6

INGREDIENTS:
120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g unsalted butter, at room temperature
120ml whole milk
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

001. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3.

002. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy.

003. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract and then whisk in your milk too.

004. Gently fold in the baking powder and sifted flour, adding 20g of cocoa powder at this stage if you want chocolate cupcakes.

005. Fill 3/4 of the cones (and 1/2 of the paper cases if you're using them instead) with mixture and cook for roughly 20 minutes. Test they're ready by inserting a skewer in the centre and it should come out clean.

006. Leave the cupcakes to cool before decorating with buttercream (I used my Wilton 1M nozzle and cheated by buying pre-made icing! shhh, don't tell!). Add sprinkles, a flake and there you have it - ice cream cupcakes!

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I'd love to know if you try these! I'll definitely be making them again and my mind is full of ideas on different combinations. Adding some kind of sauce or jam into the cone with the batter would be fun!

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38 comments

  1. Yours definitely look so much nicer! yummmy yum! It's funny how I never eat my own cakes, but somehow I want one of yours!!
    I hope your work lot enjoy them :) I know mine did, and are forever on my case to bake some more!x

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    1. Oh I never eat my own cakes either, haha! I wanted to eat yours more than mine ;) I think I enjoy making them more than eating them, hmmm. Thanks again for posting them and giving me the idea! x

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    2. you girls are CRAZY! When I make cakes I've usually scoffed half of them before anyone else gets a chance xx

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  2. these are so cute!im going to attempt making cupcakes at weekend. I'm an awful cook so it should be interesting haha xx

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  3. I've been meaning to try this for ages but never got round to it.. you've just given me a shove to go and make this happen!! I want cute cupcakes :P

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  4. These look so good! Great idea. I want cake now, haha x

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  5. This post made me sooo hungry. Your cupcakes look adorable, you did a great job :)x

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  6. Everytime I see these they make me instantly want to try and have a go! I saw them on Katy's post too and they just look so summery and cute. Can't wait to get my kitchen back and cook up a storm. xx

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  7. I want to make these now! They look amazing!

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  8. Such a great idea...I'll be trying these out :)

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  9. These are incredible! I wish I could bake :)

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  10. Oo I've been wanting to try these out for ages! Yours turned out amazing, very cute!

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  11. These look super cool, I'll definitely try it out :) x

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  12. Ahh these look amazing, I need to try it out! x

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  13. These look amazing! Need to try.

    xo

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  14. Oh they look so cute! Think I'll save this post to try later! Xo

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  15. Ooh they look delicious, such a cute idea! Xx

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  16. you did a great job with the icing, so neat! mmm x

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  17. These are adorable! I've saved this recipe and will definitely try this!

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  18. =o amazing! How impressive would they be for parties!
    Very impressed with your icing skills by the way =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I think you may have your quantities wrong in this recipe, there doesnt seem to be enough butter??

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    1. It definitely is the correct amount, 40g. I know it's a lot less than other recipes but it does work and makes an amazing cake! Maybe something to do with their being milk in it too, I'm not sure.

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  20. These have been bookmarked!! The look so cute and so delicious!

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  21. Soo cute and they look bery yummy! :) xo

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  22. Oh what a great idea! These would be perfect for taking in to work for my colleagues, I always find normal cupcakes get a bit squished and these look a bit more robust.

    Gemma
    www.instantlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Aw, those look sinfully good! And I'm not one for sweets usually :3

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  25. cannot believe the wafers didn't burn, I would totally be para they would be all dry and crumbly and generally die but oh my god char, you need to make these for me so I can eat literally all of them. x

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  26. They look amazing, such a good idea!

    Nat x

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  27. Wow these are amazing, so creative! I love the photographs!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  28. This post made me sooo hungry. Your cupcakes look adorable, you did a great job !!!

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  29. These are fabulous, Im going to try these for my fiances birthday next month! x

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  30. This looks super tasty!it is on my list though!I enjoyed very much.your recipe is very very interesting for me and I am now going to bake those at my coming weekend..thanks

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