Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate ganache and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

We are in serious crunch time right now. T’s birthday party is on Sunday- it’s all coming together but we definitely have a laundry list of things to do in preparation.

The theme for this party is Tessa’s Ice Cream Social. This was a super easy choice for us because everyone in our family absolutely loves ice cream, especially Tessa! There are so many cute directions to take this theme, so J and I jumped head first into the planning.

First things first, we had to get some invitations out. As you may remember I worked with Minted to design the most adorable birth announcements when Tessa first came onto the scene. I love their products so much and it only seemed right to go back and choose some adorable invitation’s for T’s party. We’ve come full circle on this and I love it!

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

You can purchase these invites here (but good luck choosing- there were so many adorable options, we had a very difficult time deciding which to use!).

So we’ve all seen those adorable photos on pinterest and facebook of the melted ice cream cone cakes. You know the ones; colorful cakes that look as though someone took an ice cream cone and turned it upside down right on top of the cake. And the cake is decorated to look as though the ice cream from the cone is melting and dripping down the sides of the cake.

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

I’m seriously in love with this idea, but also a little intimidated. You know, me and baking- we have such a love/hate relationship which certainly includes cake decorating. But I really, wanted something like this for T’s big birthday to go along with the massive ice cream sundae bar we’re planning (ugh, you guys I cannot wait to share the details on that in another post. An ice cream sundae bar is always a good idea!).

So I put my thinking cap and on said to myself, “Self, there has to be an easier way. Let’s simplify!” And then I grabbed a pencil and some paper and made the most chicken scratch drawing of what I wanted to do. I’m clearly no artist but I had a game plan and I was inspired to get going.

Now you can really use any cupcake recipe you want for this and if you go with a box mix, I certainly won’t judge you. But these cupcakes that I shared last week are the perfect, easy homemade cupcake option for this recipe. And that fluffy fresh strawberry buttercream frosting tasted so delicious with the chocolate ganache.

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

I definitely went back and forth with a few different trusted cooks who know their stuff when it comes to baking and cooking. I suspected a chocolate sauce drizzle would be too thin and end up being an awful mess. I was not even trying to end up in tears as a result of yet another disastrous baking debacle.

The opinions were unanimous that chocolate ganache would be the perfect option to get just the right amount of drip while controlling it enough that my entire world didn’t end up covered in the stuff (not that everything being covered in ganache is necessarily a bad thing.).

Melted chocolate can be temperamental at best so not having to deal with that was a total plus. And I wasn’t the least bit sad to have a little bit of leftover ganache to dip the leftover strawberries from making the buttercream into.

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

I was very happy to find these tiny, adorable cones at my local grocery store. Pretty sprinkles added a nice pop of color and I’ll bet there would be even cuter with a decorative muffin cups!

I could not possibly be happier with the results. They have just the right amount of whimsical cuteness that I was shooting for and more importantly, they were insanely delicious! I think my guests will be very happy to enjoy these this weekend!

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

Other great celebratory desserts include:

Best Vanilla Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Black Forest Ice Cream Pie

Orange Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Rosie’s Award Winning Cherry Cheese Pie

Quick and Easy Chocolate Pudding Cake

Yields Around 20 cupcakes

Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

25 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Vanilla cupcakes
  • Strawberry frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups of dark chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 cups of heavy cream
  • Mini ice cream cones
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pipe swirls of strawberry frosting onto cupcakes and place them into the refrigerator to set while preparing the chocolate ganache.
  2. Pour heavy cream into a pan and heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once there's steam rising and it's just beginning to simmer, pour the hot cream over the chocolate morsels in a separate, heat safe bowl.
  3. Let it sit for a minute or two and then begin to whisk the cream and chocolate together.
  4. At first it will seems as though the chocolate is breaking up into a chocolaty, creamy mess but continue stirring because this is where the magic happens. After a few moments, the chocolate and cream will begin to combine and get darker and smooth.
  5. Once they are well combined let it sit for around 15 minutes as it will thicken up a bit to make it easier to control your drips.
  6. When it has reached the optimal thickness (to your liking) pull the cupcakes out of the refrigerator and slowly spoon the ganache onto the tops of the cupcakes. Start with a small amount and in the middle of the top of the cupcake and use the spoon to drizzle drips of ganache artfully down the sides. Again, start slow and work in small amounts as you'll have better control that way.
  7. One each cupcake has the right amount of ganache drips, take a mini cone by the bottom of it and dip the top rim into the ganache (the way you would if you were putting a salt rim on a margarita glass). Then place it on top of the cupcake at a bit of a diagonal angle.
  8. Sprinkle your cupcake with some rainbow sprinkles and enjoy!
Cuisine: Holiday, Birthday, Celebration, Sweet, Easy | Recipe Type: Dessert, snack
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These Melted Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are such a fun and easy dessert recipe. This tutorial is a delicious combination of moist vanilla cupcakes, strawberry frosting, chocolate and sprinkles! They are perfect to serve at your next party!

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Mira
    March 10, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Oh my sweetness, look at these! Almost too pretty to eat. I am not sure what happened but I think I misplaced my invite. Could you prelate re-send it? 😉

    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Mira! I can’t believe you didn’t get it 😉

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    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    March 10, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    First – I want an invitation to this birthday party! When I was young, my mother would let me invite a few friends for a sleepover and we would make ice cream sundaes — but there were NEVER adorable invitations of specialty cakes/cupcakes. I feel gypped! This is going to be a smash birthday party and these cupcakes are really eye-popping and fun! Love them! Good luck this weekend!
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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thank you 🙂 Bummer about he lack of invites but slumber parties were always the most fun!

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    Sean@Diversivore
    March 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I agree with you about the ganache in two key ways: 1, it is the perfect way to go for that drippy look without being totally messy, and 2, it definitely wouldn’t be the end of the world if it ended up everywhere….

    I think you’ve really nailed the execution here, and it doesn’t look particularly intimidating. Always good when it comes to a baking project… especially when your kid’s birthday party depends on it. Strawberry and chocolate sounds awfully tasty, but I love how easily you could swap out the strawberry flavour for whatever particular ingredient your kid (or you…) like to partner with chocolate. I myself am partial to orange. Or hazelnut. Or anything really, because mmmmmmm chocolate.

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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Sean! I’m seriously excited to try a few different flavor combos- lately blackberries have been pulling me in so that my be the next thing to try! I’m also with you on the hazelnut- it’s one of my favorite flavors!

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    Jenni
    March 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Oooh, these cupcakes are so dang cute!!!
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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Jenni 🙂

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    Leah
    March 12, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    I LOVE these, they are so adorable, and such a great idea! I think my boys would love to make these or have them for a birthday party! I can’t wait to make these!
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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thank you Leah! They were pretty fun to make!

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    Michele
    March 13, 2017 at 12:19 am

    You must be the coolest mom on the block! These are the most adorable cupcakes Ive seen in a long time! I hope mine turn out as great as yours look…. because they are downright perfect! (The fact that it has chocolate ganache on top is having my smile from ear to ear! )

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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

      I’m totally not the coolest but I’d say this earned me a few points 🙂

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    Matthew Cetta
    March 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    OK. My niece’s B-day is July 31st and making this for a summer party, for a 9 year old girl, would make me the greatest uncle ever. I mean even greater than I already am. 😉

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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Uncle of the year- I love it!

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    Amanda
    March 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    These are the most adorable cupcakes I’ve ever seen! I adore chocolate ganache (so chocolatey and decadent) and it really is just perfect on these cupcakes for getting that melted look you’re going for. What a fun and creative celebratory dessert. Certainly perfect for a birthday party! The kids must’ve gone crazy for these!
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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Amanda! I’m with you there- chocolate ganache is one of my favorite things 🙂 Everyone loved them!

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    March 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    These are sooooo adorable!!! Somehow I’ve gone through life without ever making cupcakes- but I need to fix that! I bet the cone gives it a nice crunch!!

    • Reply
      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Thank you, Sarah- I was recently in the exact same boat but I’ve resolved to remedy this by making lots of cupcakes this year 🙂

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    Donna
    March 14, 2017 at 12:07 am

    These are the cutest!!! My kids would seriously be so excited if I whipped them up a batch of these. Your little one is so lucky to have you organizing such a fun themed birthday surprise 🙂 I am the worst, and my kids birthday parties are usually thrown together at the last minute if they happen at all 🙂

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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Thank you! Both of my girls loved them!

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    J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all
    March 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Oh my goodness! Cutest cupcakes ever! I love the ice cream social idea for Tessa’s party too. Everything is so adorable and those invites are perfect for the occasion. I really need to check Minted out again for my party invitations because those are spot on!
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      Jessy
      March 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Thank you! I love every single thing I see on Minted- it’s amazing and totally dangerous for me!

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