Today was our nephew Isaac's 2nd birthday party and I decided to make some cupcakes to take along. I had been wanting to make ice-cream cone cupcakes for so long and this was the perfect excuse.
I used these ice-cream cones from Woolworths and the baking trays I got from Coles but apparently you can get them at Dimmey's really cheap if you happen to have a Dimmey's nearby. The baking trays are to help the cones stand up while you are baking them and they also work well for displaying the cupcakes.
I found a circular object that was slightly larger than the cones and traced it onto the bottom of the trays. I then used Corey's stanley knife to cut out the holes to stand the cones in. I then placed the baking tray on top of a normal biscuit tray to put in the oven.
When you are filling your cupcake cones make sure you don't fill them too much. I kind of experimented on the first tray of cupcakes to see how much I needed to fill them and then the second tray came out perfect. My first tray came out like this....
No worries though! Corey was more than happy to pick off and eat the spilled over bits of cake. After I had baked the cakes I covered the trays in wrapping paper to make them a bit more presentable for the party. I think they looked quite cute!
My only suggestion if you are going to make these would be to make them for a party at home. They are a royal pain in the butt to transport as they are so tall. I had mine in a container with glad wrap and chopsticks holding up the gladwrap. Next time I make them I think I will make them when I don't have to transport them.
Oh and excuse the crappy photos. I had to return the Nikon D7000 I was borrowing from my friend so I am back to a point and shoot until I get around to buying a new camera.