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Watermelon Cupcake Cones

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The official end to this Summer is next Monday, Labor Day. To celebrate, we have one last Summer cupcake before we dive into Fall and the Holidays…Watermelon Cupcake Cones. I’ve shared this recipe before, but this time I baked the cupcakes in fun Ice Cream Cones.

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Aren’t they fun? I started with pink and green cones, you can find them at Walmart or Kroger, then using a Food Writer, I colored the stripes on the green cones and the seeds on the pink.

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Watermelon Cupcake Cone Supplies

  • Watermelon cake batter {recipe below}
  • Pink and Green Ice Cream Cones
  • Food Writers - green and black
  • White, pink and green frosting
  • Mini Chocolate Chips for seeds
  • Green Jimmies
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #1M Round tip

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The Watermelon cake batter, made with watermelon jello for flavoring, is baked right in the cones. Learn how to bake them upside down…it’s really easy!

Watermelon Cupcake Cones

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Watermelon Cupcake Cones

Fun treat for the kiddos and adults. Recipe from


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 small box watermelon jello
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cones
  • Pink and Green Ice Cream Cones {available at Walmart or Kroger}
  • Frosting - white, pink and green
  • Food Writers - green and black
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Green Jimmies
  • Decorator Bag fitted with #1M round tip


  1. Mix together cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and jello. Fold in chocolate chips
  2. Spray a cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Divide batter, about 1/4 cup each.
  4. Place Ice Cream Cone on top of batter, upside down
  5. Bake for about 10-12 minutes
  6. Note: you may need to straighten the cones, part of the way through baking
  7. Cones
  8. After the cones are cool, use a Food Writer to draw the stripes and seeds on
  9. Color frosting pink and green, and fill a decorator bag
  10. Using an offset spatula, add white frosting around the edge
  11. Pipe on pink and green frosting
  12. Add chocolate chips for seeds and green Jimmies for rind


The watermelon cake can also be made into regular cupcakes.

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Watermelon Ice Cream Cone inspiration from Party Pinching

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  1. Super super cute! I have just made Watermelion Mallow Pops on my site – but yours win hands down!
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  2. Liz, these cupcakes are adorable!!! You are so creative. :-)
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  3. Marie Arden says:

    So clever and so colorful. They are refreshing to look at!

  4. These are so cute!! I love the details you added on the cones : )

  5. Mazzi says:

    Such a great idea! I love the green cone with the stripes, so cute! Thank you for sharing this!

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