Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Cupcake Cones

We love making fun cupcake cones and we thought it would be fun to make Christmas Cupcake Cones! These are very easy to make and so much fun for the kids to help decorate!  We also created these specifically for a contest from 2 of my favorite sites... Cookies & Cups and Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and they are looking for the most Creative Christmas Recipe! The big prize is a IPad Mini and my boys want one so bad!  Well..I do too so I think we will have to share if we are lucky enough to win!:) 

We thought that coming up with 3 different cones would maybe up our chances a bit and also gives all of you different cone ideas to choose from or make all of them as a group!

Christmas Cupcake Cones
(Santa, Rudolph, & Elf)

Plain and Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Cones
Any Cake Mix (we used Pillsbury yellow)
White & Chocolate Frosting
Green & Red Food Coloring
Edible Eyes
Mini Marshmallows (we like Jet-Puffed)
Christmas Red & Green Sprinkles
Red Cookie Frosting
Pretzel Twists (for Rudolph)
Green Tootsie Rolls (for Elf)

Pre-heat your oven to 350.  Place aluminum foil on muffin tins and poke holes in it.  Place the ice cream cones in the holes.  This will prevent tipping.  Mix the cake mix according to directions and pour into the cones filling almost half way full. Make some regular cupcakes as well to make the hats on Santa & the Elf using left over batter. You could also use just frosting, but that's a lot of frosting for kids...messy stuff!  Bake for about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

Santa Cupcake Cone...

Lay the cone down on it's side and attach the edible eyes, mouth, and nose using the red cookie frosting. We used red sprinkles for the nose.  Cut another cupcake to a angle and place on top of the cone.  Color some of the white frosting using red food coloring and frost the top cupcake.  We placed a marshmallow on top.  We cut mini marshmallows in half and decorated the hat. We attached the marshmallows halves on the cone using the cookie frosting to look like Santa's beard....  

Rudolph Cupcake Cone....

Decorate the face the same way as Santa. Frost the top using chocolate cookie frosting.  Break a Pretzel Twist in half and poke them in the top for antlers....

Elf Cupcake Cone....

Decorate the face the same as Santa. Also make the hat the same way, but use green food coloring in the white frosting instead and do not cut the cupcake at a angle.  We cut a green Tootsie Roll in half and shaped the halves with our fingers to look like Elf ears. Press on the sides...our stuck without frosting, but you could use cookie frosting to secure...

I am entering this {name of your recipe} in the Creative Holiday Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!

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  1. These are so cute and creative Jill! My favorite is Rudolph because I'm crazy for chocolate :) Such a simple way to make fun Christmas cupcakes! :)

  2. These are just adorable. I really love the elf. I'm sure they'd be a hit at any party this holiday season. :) Megan

  3. these are so really neat!!! I love them!

  4. These are SO sweet! My kids would love to help make these, and well, of course eat them too!! Thanks so much for entering!!

  5. Those are so creative! What a fun idea!

  6. They made me smile ... so cute!

  7. What a cute idea! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  8. Awww, too cute! I love these fun ideas for kids!

  9. So adorable!! I love fun ideas like this. Thanks for linking!! xoxo