Mar 27, 2012
Cake Pop Ice Cream Cones
We made these cake pops a while back and just haven't had a chance to post about them, but with April Fool's Day right around the corner we thought this might be a cute dessert to make.
I found these to be easier to make rather than putting them on a lollipop stick. I know, it sounds crazy because these look so much more involved, but they really were easier and much more forgiving if you make a mistake!
Follow cake pop directions here! Follow the directions until you get to the part about rolling the cake into balls. Then follow the directions below.
To make the cake pops look like ice cream cones, you will need to get ice cream cones, chocolate wafers, sprinkles, and peanut M&M's. If you don't want to use peanuts due to allergies just use a regular red M&M. It will still look cute!
Cut the tops of your ice cream cones off. Set the tops aside. I had plans to make something with the tops, but the kids got to them first....sigh.....
Make the cake balls a little bigger than you would normally make them. You want them to sit nicely on top of the cone. Test a few out to make sure you got the right size for your cone.
Once you have your cake balls made put them in the freezer so that they firm up. Just put the cake in the freezer, not the cones.
You can wait 20-30 minutes, or wait till the next day to make these. I made them right away! I couldn't wait to do this with the kids.
I melted the chocolate, got the sprinkles and the M&M's ready to go.
I dipped the bottom of the cake ball into the chocolate and set it on top of the cone.
Then I spooned the chocolate over the ball and let it drip down the sides to look like melted ice cream.
I sprinkled the sprinkles on right away and placed the M&M on top.
We also made "vanilla ice cream cones" by melting white chocolate wafers. We followed the same steps as above only after I added the sprinkles I poured a teaspoon of chocolate over the top of the white chocolate and then placed the "cherry" on top.
The kids were thrilled with these! I was too! I liked using ice cream cones that had a flat bottom because it made it easy to decorate them and leave them standing to dry.
They were scrumptious!!
I think these would make a cute dessert for any occasion, but it's kinda cute for April Fools!