Monday, May 4, 2015

Bub & Me: DIY Red Velvet Cupcake Cones

Lil Pumpkin's class party for her 6th birthday is this Friday. Every year, I'd bake cupcakes for her party and wanted to try something a bit more special this year with cupcake cones.

I've made loads of cupcakes before but never cupcake cones and the boy suggested that I have a trial run first. The steps are about the same as baking basic cupcakes but my mum told me that the wafer cones soften very fast so I needed to check if they can last for at least a day if I bake the night before, or I've to bake early in the morning before work {I only took the afternoon off for her party}.

Decided to bake a batch of Red Velvet Cupcake Cones yesterday morning since I had an extra pack of Betty Crocker Red Velvet cake mix at home :P It makes about 24 cupcake cones.

Lil Pumpkin was very excited to help me, of course! I haven't been able to bake at home for a long while and was happy to spend some time with her on this little kitchen project as well.

Prep time:
About 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 Betty Crocker Red Velvet cake mix
24 Aladdin wafer cup cones 
1 Cadbury Rocky Road chocolate bar {220g}
3 medium-sized eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup colourful sprinkles

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk cake mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. 
  3. Place wafer cones in muffin tins upright. Some people crumple aluminum foil and place around each cone for added support.
  4. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of batter into each wafer cone.
  5. Break the chocolate bar into pieces and put in each wafer cone as desired. We put in about 3 square pieces per cone.
  6. Cover with about 2 tablespoons of batter until 1/2 - 2/3 full {depending how high you want it to rise}. A good gauge is to add batter until the first inner ridge. 
  7. Garnish with the colourful sprinkles.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool and serve promptly.
Betty Crocker Red Velvet cake mix makes a moist, sponge cake with a decent chocolatey taste that's not overly sweet. Since it's just a trial run, I didn't intend to frost further but if you are, remember to cool the cupcakes completely first. I suggest to do cream cheese frosting which goes amazingly well with Red Velvet cakes~

The sprinkles didn't melt much and look pretty by itself. Should have added more though :P

Some of the cupcake cones are a bit lopsided because I left the batter in the cones too long and they started to soften and seep through the bottom of the wafer cones, causing them to tilt. Oops!

Lil Pumpkin couldn't wait to try the cupcake cone once it was baked!

If you fill up the cone to 1/2, it will rise to just about the top of the cone like this.

Mmmmmm...

No dear, it's not an "actual" ice-cream!! haha

It passed her taste test and thumbs up from Lil Pumpkin! :P

The boy tried them too and really liked the bottom of the cone with the added Cadbury Rocky Road chocolate. It has a delicious mish-mash of marshmallows, cherry flavoured jellies, peanuts and coconut, all covered in milk chocolate. You can choose to put in other kind of chocolates, cookies, fruits etc.

I kept the cupcake cones in Tupperware containers but they seem kinda "lao hong" the night after. Guess I've to wake up and bake early in the morning after all.

If you've made them before, how early do you bake cupcake cones before a party? 
Any tips on keeping the wafer cones fresh & crispy??

Check out the rest of our Bub & Me activities or list of kid-friendly places in Singapore too.

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12 comments:

Lily Sim said...

That looks delicious! I have heard of these but never baked them myself. Now I want to try!

Masshole Mommy said...

Now THAT is a fun idea. Who wouldn't love those?

mail4rosey said...

That was smart to do the trial run. I like that you put chocolate in the bottom, I bet that does add to the tasty. And hurrah for birthdays!! 6 is a big deal. :)

www.boyeatsworld.com.au said...

These looks fabulous. Can see Sugarpuff and I whipping some up together :-)

alissa apel said...

Those are fun! I made them for one of our boy's preschool class when they were itty bitty. I miss those days. With the school they are at now I can't bring in homemade treats. It's so odd because they have bake sales. *Shaking my head! Often times homemade treats end up being healthier then bought treats.

Ai Sakura said...

Lily: Go try! ;)

Masshole Mommy: Hopefully her little classmates will like them too :)

Mail4rosey: I know! Next year she'll be starting Primary 1.. sobs sobs.

Boy Eats World: yup definitely!

Alissa: Oh that's a shame! And oh thanks for your tips on the art brushes too. Very helpful.

Elaine73 said...

What a fun idea!! Hehe

Small Kucing said...

Hey! This is a terrific idea. Yum. Not only kids will love it. Me too. ☺

Stacy said...

Did you use REAL Tupperware? Hehe. Also can't put them in a huge one coz then there'll be lots of 'air' to get into the cones!

Looks like ice-cream all right. :)

oomph. said...

i always wanted to try this...always wondered if the cones stayed crispy! thank you for sharing this!

indah nuria Savitri said...

may I try one, lil pumpkin? looks supeeer delicious..My daughter Obi will love that as well :)

Adrine said...

Cupcakes in cones!!! Gosh, what a fantastic idea!!