The mission: I promised my daughter ice cream cones cupcakes for her 5th birthday.
I tried baking the cupcakes in the cones but was disappointed with the outcome. The cones lost their bright color and crunchiness. It was time for plan B.
I was going to bake the mini cupcakes separately but I've ran out of flour. A quick look in the unhealthy snacks closet and I discovered my older son's stash of brownies.
I started by dunking a brownie inside melted chocolate and placed it inside the ice cream cone. When the chocolate hardened it acted as the 'glue', keeping the cone and brownie together.
I placed a second piece of brownie, in an upside down position, above the first brownie.
Next I prepared the icing.
For the ice cream scoope effect I used cream cheeses based icing. But feel free to substitute with icing of your choice. Adding food color is optional.
I've stabilized the cones in plastic shooter glasses arranged on a plate. I then topped each cone with the icing, colorful candy sprinkles and a few Happy birthday signs. Mission accomplished.