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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Bubble Gum Frosting

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Hey! It’s Day 4 already of Spring Week! All this week, I am celebrating Spring with a few friends, GinaKellie, Shelley and Charlotteeach day will be filled with Spring ideas! We kicked off the week with adorable little Lemon Chick Peeper Cookies! Gina shared her Spring Mantel, Shelley shared a Simple Easter Countdown and today Kellie is sharing a Spring Tablescape with a sneak peak at the printable we have for you on Friday, designed by Charlotte!

I’m SUPER excited to share these fun little Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Bubble Gum Frosting!! A couple weeks ago, I gave you a sneak peak at some goodies that arrived on my door step from Duncan Hines…the new Frosting Creations!

I could hardly wait to get my hands on the spatula and stir up a batch! Stay tuned for more recipes using Duncan Hines Frosting Creations, I have a fun Easter recipe planned for next week, and more to come!

Duncan Hines Frosting Creations were created specifically for the special flavors, there are 12 of them…a few of my favorites…Strawberry Shortcake, Cotton Candy, White Chocolate Raspberry and of course Bubble Gum!

We have chatted a few times about my love for the All You Magazine. They were kind enough to send me some Duncan Hines Cake Mixes and the Frosting Creations to try. Be on the lookout for the April Issue, grab your copy and check out page 10…there is a coupon for you to try a Flavor Mix for FREE {when you purchase the Frosting Creations frosting starter {$1.70-$1.99}.

I mixed up the Bubble Gum Frosting and put it to the test. My first stop…my 20 year old son…gave him a little taste and asked what he thought…”Mmmmm…Bubble Gum” was Andrew’s response! He knew right away that it was Bubble Gum flavor and later devoured the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes.

The next trial…how would the frosting hold up to decorating? The frosting is not thick like decorator icing…BUT, it’s not suppose to be. It’s designed for the special flavors that kids {and adults} will love!

Stefan Aps, director of marketing for Duncan Hines says…”Duncan Hines Frosting Creations line gives bakers an entirely new palate of colors and flavors to really elevate their creations.”

After mixing up the Bubble Gum Frosting Creations, I chilled it for a bit in the fridge, then filled a decorator bag with a #12 tip and swirled the frosting like an Ice Cream Cone and added Bubble Gum to the top.

Now let’s chat a bit about the Ice Cream Cones

When I first saw these Mini Ice Cream Cones over on The Wooden Spoon, I really didn’t realize just how tiny they were. I had to take a picture to show you just how itty-bitty they are…fun!

I used the Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix and added the ingredients I always do to make it taste more like homemade.

And here’s a little trick I learned awhile back…when baking Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes that are sometimes hard to keep from tipping over…bake them upside down!! Yup! Just spray your cupcake pan, add the batter and position the cone on top of the batter.

For these mini cupcakes, I used about 1 tablespoon of batter and the mini Ice Cream Cones by Joy, they come 42 in a box and I found them at Walmart. When you add the cone to the batter, just be sure that the cone is covering the batter, if the batter is oozing out around the cone, you have too much batter, which is okay, you just won’t get a nicely shaped top.

Then when they bake, the batter will fill up inside the cone. Baking time will depend on how large the cupcake is. I baked the mini’s about 7-8 minutes. For a regular size, you will want to bake it about 10-12 minutes.

I think these mini Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are just adorable! And the Duncan Hines Bubble Gum Frosting Creations makes them even better!!

You can find Duncan Hines Frosting Creations at Walmart and Target on March 26th, but will not be fully distributed in other grocery stores until April 9th.

BUT…guess what?? I have some Duncan Hines Frosting Creations, along with Duncan Hines Cake Mixes for YOU!!

Hop on over and enter the giveaway! THREE lucky Hoosier Homemade readers will win!

Join us for Spring Week!

Disclosure: All You Magazine sent me Duncan Hines Cake Mixes and Frosting Creations to try. As always, the opinions are all my own.

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  1. The pan is a mini cupcake pan, right? And do you think using a light color pan will reduce how dark the cake gets?

    1. Yes Myra, it’s a mini cupcake pan. You can certainly try the light color pan,I haven’t tried it,but it might help.

  2. Just wondering did you also use a mini cupcake pan vs a normal sized one?

    1. Hi Rebekah, yes the mini cones fit in the mini cupcake pan.

  3. I have been a fan of your page for a long time, but have not been seeing your posts for a while.Today I saw you listed on the Duncan Hines Page as one of the bloggers they work with and found this post through them. These cupcakes look so cute. Would be a great treat for our end of school party this year.

    1. Thanks Tammy! Facebook sure is wonky lately. If you scroll over notifications at the top, while you are on my page, you can be sure to see my posts.

  4. omg…I am so going to try these cone/cupcakes today….I love the idea of baking them upside down and I know it will so totally work…iYou are so smart to think ofthis….my hat’s off to you

  5. THANKS so much for this!! I’ve seen the creations,and wanted to try them, but more importantly, the “how to” on the cupcake cones! I know this will help me BIG time in making them perfect now! AWESOME!

    1. Thanks so much Susan! So glad you like the cupcake cones! I have a question, can you tell me where you saw my post at? I’d so appreciate it!

  6. Thank you so much for your awesome post about this yummy cupcake recipe and you were sooooo spot on with the duncan hines products. I went to Walmart today and they had a cute, little display in their baking aisle for them and I was overjoyed but then disappointed when they were out of bubble gum flavor lol but I tried the cherry vanilla instead. I went all over the next few aisles to try to find the mini cones and I found them near the crackers of all places haha and was sooo excited to get the last box and they were only $1.50!!! The frosting was $1.68 and the flavor mix ins were .94 cents…..woo hoo!!! I made them when I got home and wa-la it was a success….my teenage boys loved them, I just wish I had a good idea of how to get them to stand properly when frosted….GRRRR lol!! Thanks a lot!! 🙂

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I’m so glad you found them and were able to bake up a batch and enjoy! On the bottom of the cone, just take your fingernail or a sharp knife, and scrape off the extra cone. There is sometimes a little line of cone sticking out where the put 2 pieces together.
      Thanks for letting me know you liked them!

  7. I saw the frosting creations in the store and was wondering if I could use the flavors in homemade frosting. I was put off by the price for all the components but intrigued by the flavors.

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  10. This is such a great post! Thank you for showing photos and giving tips on HOW to bake them in the cone. I have wanted to try this for a long time and now I see that it really is easy. Yay! I’m pinning this : )

  11. these are so cute! where can I find the flavor mixes?

    1. Thanks for stopping by! The flavor mixes are available at Walmart and Target now, and in other grocery stores starting April 9th.

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