Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cupcake Cones And Cake Balls

Baking with your children can be both fun and creative. A fun way to satisfy your creativity and your child's sweet tooth is to bake Cupcake Cones. The recipe is simple, and you can decorate any way you like. Great for bake sales, family events, or just a rainy day at home.


What you'll need:
Aluminum foil
Ice cream cones
Cake mix
Muffin/Cupcake tray
Frosting
Sprinkles

The recipe:
Buy your favorite cake mix and prepare according to package directions. Wrap the ice cream cones in aluminum foil and fill 2/3 full with batter. Set the cones in the muffin tray. Depending on the size of your tray or balance skills, you may need to add more foil around the sides of the cones to keep them from falling over.
Bake according to package directions and let cool. Decorate as much as you like. If you want to get the "ice cream cone" look, you can use decorator's frosting with a wide tip and swirl around the top. You can also use any can of whipped frosting and swirl with a spoon. Top with sprinkles, cookie crumbs or candies.


Another fun recipe is cake balls. For this, you will need:
Cake Mix
Vanilla Frosting
Lollipop sticks
Powdered Sugar

The recipe:
Again, buy your favorite cake mix and bake according to package directions. Allow to cool for at least an hour. Once cooled, crumble the cake in a large bowl with your hands. Don't be afraid to get a little messy! Add 1/2 can of vanilla frosting to the bowl, and mix with your hands. If it seems too dry, add more frosting.
Roll the mix into 1-in balls, approximately 25. Place the balls on wax paper and insert the lollipop stick.

To make the icing:
Mix 4 Tbs. of water with 2 cups powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. You may add cocoa powder for a chocolate flavor.
Dip the balls into the icing and return to the wax paper. Add sprinkles, mini candies, or cookie crumbs if you wish. Allow to dry so the icing will harden. If transporting the balls, wrap in plastic wrap and secure with a ribbon for your very own cake lollipops!