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How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Discover the joy of making adorable and delicious ice cream cone cake pops with our easy recipe. Perfect for parties, celebrations, or a fun weekend baking project, these mini ice cream cones are the perfect treat for both kids and adults alike. 

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Looking for a fun and delicious treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than our fun ice cream cone cake pops! 

Ice cream cone cake pops are a fun and creative twist on traditional cake pops, perfect for birthday parties, celebrations, or just as a special treat.

With their cute appearance and scrumptious flavor, they’re sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be customized with your favorite cake and frosting flavors, making them a versatile option for any occasion.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Equipment:

  • 2 cardboard boxes to stand your cones up in. Using a pair of closed sharp scissors, punch holes in the top of a cardboard box. Poke holes in the box that are large enough to stand up the cones but not too large they fall over. I suggest making more than 1 of these so that you can have one box for the decoration process and one for your display.
  • Parchment lined baking sheet

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Directions

Start by baking a cake according to your favorite recipe or using a boxed cake mix. 

Your cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Let your cake cool until it is cool enough to handle.

Once the cake has cooled, crumble it into fine crumbs using your hands or a food processor.

Mix in frosting of your choice, starting with a small amount and adding more as needed until the cake mixture holds together like a dough. This will act as the “glue” that holds the cake pops together.

Use a small amount of frosting at a time when mixing with the cake crumbs to avoid making the mixture too wet.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

While the cake is at room temperature, prepare the ganache. To make a quick ganache, heat heavy cream in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When it reaches a simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes on the chocolate and then whisk until the chocolate has melted.

Using a pair of closed sharp scissors, punch holes in the top of a cardboard box. Then stand the ice cream cones upright in the cardboard box. 

Scoop out 2 tablespoon size balls using a cookie scoop and roll into a ball.

Dip the bottom end of each cake ball into the ganache, then press it firmly into the bottom of an ice cream cone. Stand the cones up into the box and let them set in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Melt white chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments and color with a small amount of gel food coloring (or use pre colored candy melts). You can do different colors in separate bowls.

Dip cake ball into the chocolate and give it a quick swirl to coat it completely. You may find that you need to heat your melted candy now and again throughout this process.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Stand your cake pops up in one of your cardboard boxes.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Once the chocolate sets you can add some melted chocolate and sprinkles to finish creating the ice cream cones to give them an ice cream sundae look.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

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Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe

Yield: 13
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

These fun ice cream cone cake pops are the perfect treat for birthday parties, an ice cream party and is a fun idea for anytime! We use your favorite cake recipe, along with some ganache to make the most adorable mini ice cream cones.

Ingredients

  • A box of cake mix of your choice or ingredients for a homemade cake
  • 13 sugar ice cream cones
  • 3 cups pre-baked cake crumbs
  • 1 1/3 cup white or Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup colored white chocolate or candy melts
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate

Instructions

    1. Poke holes in 2 boxes that are large enough to stand up the cones but not too large they fall over. I suggest making more than 1 of these so that you can have one box for the decoration process and one for your display.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Prepare your cake according to the box or recipe instructions, bake in a cake pan.
    4. Your cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
    5. Let your cake cool until it is cool enough to handle.
    6. While the cake is at room temperature, prepare the ganache. To make a quick ganache, heat heavy cream in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When it reaches a simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes on the chocolate and then whisk until the chocolate has melted.
    7. Next, prepare the ice cream cones. Using a pair of closed sharp scissors, punch holes in the top of a cardboard box. Then stand the cones upright in the cardboard box.
    8. There are two different methods you can follow to make your ice cream cone cake pops. If using cake pop dough: Using an ice cream scoop, form golf ball sized cake balls, dip the bottoms into ganache and set on top of cone. Place in freezer to harden for at least one hour.
    9. If using cake crumbs and ganache: Using your hands, make fine crumbs out of your cooled cake. Mix the cake mixture with ½ cup of ganache in a large bowl. If you do not have an ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tablespoon size balls. Place onto parchment lined baking sheet, freeze for about an hour.
    10. Remove your set of cake balls and dip cake ball in a little bit of ganache and place it securely on top of the cone.
    11. Place the cones back in the fridge to set hard for about 1 hour.
    12. Melt some white chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments and color with a small amount of gel food coloring (or use pre colored candy melts). You can do different colors in separate bowls.
    13. Dip the top of the cake pop into the chocolate and give it a quick swirl to coat it completely.
    14. You may find that you need to heat your melted candy now and again throughout this process.
    15. Stand your cake pops up in one of your cardboard boxes. Line the bottom with wax paper to catch the excess melted chocolate.
    16. Once the chocolate sets you can add some melted milk chocolate and sprinkles to finish creating the ice cream cones to give them an ice cream sundae look.
    17. You can add a red jelly bean or red m&m to the top of the cake ball  to look like a cherry.

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