Maybe because my birthday is in less than a month. Maybe because I found the cutest teeny tiny ice cream cones at the grocery store. Maybe because those pretty pearly Sixlets have been staring me down every time I open the cabinet that houses my sprinkles. Maybe because I had a partial chocolate cake mix left over from this German Chocolate Cake Dip. Maybe just because! Do we really need a reason to make the cutest little mini ice cream cone cake pops?!
I didn’t think so!!
Any cake pop makers out there? Woo hoo! I have made a few batches of cake pops in the past. And I’ll be honest … I do not produce the prettiest cake pops in the world. Basically a cake pop is a ball made of a cake + frosting mixture that is dipped in a coating and decorated. Bakerella is the first place I saw cake pops and I can easily say mine look NOTHING like hers, ha ha.
So, if you have had a cake pop fail or if you have never made cake pops, don’t worry! You are in good company! This take on a cake pop is super easy and does not require that your cake pops be perfectly round – phew! We are using a cookie scoop, so there is actually no rolling and just a quick dipping session. Again – phew!!
Now, these little ice cream cones are so light weight that once I added the scoop, the first few test cones I made kept tipping over like wobbly Weebles. What is a mini ice cream cone cake pop maker to do? Cover a mini cupcake pan with foil, make a tiny opening in each well and BAM! Instant mini cone holder! Here, let me show you 🙂
These are easily the cutest dessert I have made in ages. Sprinkles just instantly make me happy! And mini anything gets an A+ in my book. Wouldn’t these be fun for an end of Summer party? Or any ice cream themed party – no melting or dripping here! Or if you are like me, just make them! I can say on good authority, that no one will complain about mini ice cream cone cake pops on a random Saturday afternoon!
More fun desserts … just because!
- Grilled Donuts a la Mode
- Key Lime Pie Cookie Cups
- Cookie Dough Oreo Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Apple Pie Snickerdoodle Cookie Bars
Why make mini ice cream cone cake pops? Why not!? This easy tutorial shows you how to make bite sized ice cream cone cake pops filled, dipped & sprinkled!
- One 9x13 cake – baked and cooled
- One can of complimentary flavor of frosting
- 24 mini ice cream cones
- 4 bricks of Chocolate Candiquik – 1/2 a package (You can also use candy melts or almond bark.)
- Sprinkles and pearly (pastel Sixlets)
- Once your cake is baked and cooled, crumble it in a large bowl.
- Stir the frosting into the cake crumbs until you have a thick cake mixture.
- Fill each mini cone with cake mixture.
- Then, using a small cookie scoop, add a scoop of cake mixture to the top of each mini cone.
- Wet your fingers to smooth out any rough edges so the scoops are nicely rounded.
- Place cones in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the cake mixture to set up.
- Prior to dipping the cones, melt 4 bricks of chocolate Candiquik according to package directions.
- Dip each cone into the melted Candiquik and garnish with Sixlet and sprinkles.
- Place dipped cones back in refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
- These are best when made and eaten the same day.
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