My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan


Don’t you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven?

I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess!


Yup, I made a prototype. And I was going to mass-produce it and sell it on HSN and become a billionaire, er, or at least a thousand-aire.

But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one. And it was better than mine. And they already mass-produce them.

So much for my big break.

BUT considering I wasted so much time making my pan, I’m going to show you it anyway. And you can make one and save yourself $15.95 (plus shipping).


I bought this cheap tin pan from the 99 cent store. It’s going to be the frame for my awesome one-of-a-kind cupcake cone baker.


I took a sharpie and measured out a 3 x 4 square grid. Then I traced around the base of an ice cream cone in the center of each square. After that I cut each square out with a utility knife on a cutting board. The tin is so craptastic from the 99 cent store that it was really easy to cut.


Once my circles were cut out I just flipped it over and put it on a cookie sheet. Now it’s ready to load with ice cream cones!


Brilliant, right? I guess that’s why the pan was already invented – like YEARS ago.


And just for fun I took a picture of what it looks like from the underside. Clever.

So there you have it. My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan.


And now for a 2nd tutorial on how to make Cupcake cones. Because I love them so much. And these turned out cuter than my original ones. And because I bake so infrequently that when I do I feel the need to show everyone that I can actually bake and be domestic in the kitchen.


Fill the cones with batter. The easiest way is to put all your batter in a large gallon-size ziploc bag, snip the corner, and squeeze the batter into the cones.


Rearing and ready to go. And in case you are wondering, I did not use gross batter with dirt in it. I used Funfetti batter. If you’re going to make cupcakes in cones, at least make them F-U-N, right?! I bet those ca-ute rainbow cakes would look adorable in the cones too.


Bake them the same way you’d bake cupcakes. Follow the directions on the box. Yes, the BOX. Do you actually think I bake from scratch?! Hahahahaha!


I took the awesome ice cream cone pan off the cookie sheet and set it on the cooling rack to dry. My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan works great to hold the cones up while they cool.


Now for the icing. This part is really REALLY FUN!

Like I did for the batter, I LOVE icing cupcakes the same way. It’s cheaper than buying a decorator set, easier to clean up, and looks super duper ca-ute!


Fill your zip-lock bag with icing. USE A REAL ZIP-LOCK BRAND BAG. I used a generic one and when I squeezed the icing out the bag exploded on me. And that was really a treat to clean up.

The easiest way to fill the bag is to put the bag inside a cup and wrap the edges of the bag over the cup (like putting in a trashcan liner). Then just take a butter knife or an icing spatula thingy and scoop the icing into the bag.


When the bag is full, just take it out of the cup and zip it up. And when I say that I bake sometimes, what I really mean to say is that I buy all the pre-made boxed stuff and then I pretend to bake. Why make from scratch what Pillsbury has already made for me and frankly tastes better?


Okay, so Pampered Chef sells these little clippie things that I am in love with. But they are pricey. So I’ve found a cheap solution. Did you know you can get a ha-uge bag of clippies that are identical to the Pampered Chef ones at IKEA for like $1.99 a bag? Yup. And there are 3 different sizes. And I use them For everything.

So anyway, after I zip-locked the bag, I added a little clippie to hold the icing even tighter in the bag. And also to make sure my zip-lock didn’t pop open.


Once you’ve got the icing in the bag just snip off a tiny corner. Now it’s time to PIPE.

Honestly, I LOVE the look of this piping way more than any other tip you can buy. And it’s way too easy.

Just start on the outside edge of the cupcake and start squeezing the icing in a spiral motion towards the center. It should take about 3 full rotations.


Aren’t they cute? Okay, some of them look like crap, but I was still getting the hang of it. But ideally, they are really super cute.


And then if you add sprinkles and stuff they instantly become about 100x cuter. No?


It’s taunting me. Just looking at it is making me salivate. Too bad we ate this batch about 2 weeks ago.


Ah-freaking-dorable. You can’t get much cuter than this.


Are these fun or what?!?! My kids beg for them. They would rather me make these for their birthday parties than buy a cute cake.


And if this post wasn’t fun enough already, I cut a cone open to see the middle of it.


I want to say how fun this is, but I think I’ve way over-used the word “fun” in this post. And “adorable”. I think the inside of the cupcakes look so cool.

So there you have it. How to make an ice cream cone pan, bake cupcakes in cones, AND how to ice cupcakes all in one post. Lucky you.


I’ve made a new and improved version of the Cupcake Cones. Find it Here.

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  1. I think you are a genious! So that’s all that matters! LOL 😆 I REALLY didn’t know there was a pan and I LOve your idea…and beside that it’s a buck and you could probably reuse it! SO WAY TO GO! :mrgreen:

  2. had a go last week again and they were fab. Couldn’t believe you could cook a cone but you can and thanks. Didn’t get to ice them as family demolished the lot before I had the time. Thank you for the simple yet amazing idea.

  3. Love this idea! Wish I still had little ones in the house so I could do this today. Maybe this summer? Your post was fun and funny!

  4. We made these when I was little, though I don’t think we had a special pan. I like your homemade version!

  5. I still think you’re a genius for coming up with that idea, and super sweet for sharing it with us! I think I will make some patriotic themed ones for Father’s Day or for the 4th! Thanks again! ~Sam

  6. 😛 😛 Your idea rocks…I will pretend someone else didn’t come up with it years ago!
    And your cakes turned out beautiful and I love the way you iced them
    Super cute for sure!!

  7. Allison, Even if someone has already produced this idea…I still think you are a genius! I love this idea..both the pan and the cupcakes in a cone and put it on my “fun” list for things to do when my grand-daughter visits in a couple of weeks. She will think I am way more fun then the grandma she lives close too…hehe. 😆

  8. I remember those from childhood too great idea for the pan!!

  9. Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales and sharing this awesome idea!!!!

  10. Thanks so much for the awesome recipe! These are way cute, and I really would like to try to make them. Sorry someone else already made them up. 😥 Thanks again!!

  11. I had to laugh at your ‘invention’… I was making pans like that 20 years ago for children’s parties, ‘cupcake cakes’…lol
    Yours look ‘yummy’…

  12. I didn’t know there was a pan you could buy already… I would have just thought you were a genius! 💡 I’ve tried these and wondered how to keep the cones from tipping, great idea 🙂 I agree that we’ll just give you the credit for being brilliant!

  13. What a great idea! I’ll definitely use it and save money. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. You totally made me laugh out loud! Love this post and those cupcakes!

  15. It’s an awesome idea and those look so freakin’ adorable!

  16. That looks so awesome and i am going to try thus sometime! 😆

  17. These are so cool. Sorry about the billions you lost! My grandkids are visiting next week and I am making these for them. Thanks,
    xo, Sherry

  18. Oh my you are funny. Have you received a funniest blog award yet? If not, you should. Maybe I’ll invent one if there isn’t one.

  19. 😛 Oh my I love it!! And Icing in a tub already made??? How cool is that!!! And what a time saver. Hopefully we will get something like that here soon too!!!

  20. I made these last year and just stuck then in 2 muffin tins! Uncreative! I’ve had tons of ideas, I too am waiting to make my next gazillion dollars…

  21. Maybe it had already been invented….but never have I seen such precise instructions! I had no desire to make these before….but after your easy to follow instructions I may just make them for Kindergarden! Thanks!!!

  22. Way too cute! I may borrow the idea.

  23. Love the cupcake cones and your clever pan!

  24. Oh, this brings back such memories! My oldest son turned 20 last September and on his first birthday I made these very same ice cream cone cupcakes…I even used the rainbow batter. Unfortunately, I did not have your clever baking pan. That would have made it much easier. These are so cute! Maybe I’ll make them again for his 21st! 😉

  25. that was cute- fun and adorable all rolled into one fun sweet cone- The fact that you cut it open and took photographs is really the icing on my cake, uh, cone.

    Love it- It is my monkeys birthday soon and I will show him these tomorrow- I think he is going to LOVE them.
    Thank you for sharing-

  26. They are super cute and very yummy looking!

  27. That pan is genius! Seriously such a good idea!

  28. Love it!
    Seriously…saw your first post with the cones…better this time. 🙂
    I have made these for my oldest years ago…and they are a hit….I have a birthday in a few weeks, and I maight do it again! Love the pan too!

  29. Allison – seriously, I wish you were here at my house every day to make me laugh. I LOVE your almost original idea. I myself have never heard of that ice cream cake cone idea. Does that count? I think your’re original. . . by the way, your camera is amazing whatever you used to take those pics of the ice cream cones.

  30. Oh my gosh, these are just precious! And your pan is perfect – I cannot wait to try this!! Thanks so much for the great directions and adorable pictures!!! 😀

  31. I have seen these before but I handed seen the pan before. Great idea!

  32. Sorry, that should be hadn’t seen. I guess I should proof read:)

  33. Cute idea! And ohmygosh, you crack me up! 🙂 This post really had me laughing. Love it.


  34. Aww sorry about missing out on the millioins : ( this is a great idea. thank you sooo much for sharing this as my daughters bday is coming up in less than 2 weeks and I doing this!!! cheers ~

  35. What an awesome post and project! Not only is your idea fun, but you’re so witty. I’ll definitely have to keep this in mind for future use!

  36. I made these for Savannah’s 5th birthday 11 years ago, and I wish I’d had your pan idea. I wasted a lot of foil getting the cones anchored in muffin tins. So whether you make a fortune or not, I still think the design is brilliant.

  37. Oh my gosh those look soooo yummy! Awesome idea!

  38. I read this post last night, and made them tonight 🙂 They are Delicious!!!!! They are so cute, and taste yummy.. Thanks for the great idea.. I will be makin these often, and they are sooo easy to make too!!

  39. Such a great idea! I would have bought your prototype on HSN 🙂

  40. ok… so a guy “crushing” on another guy is called a “bro-mance” so whats it called when a chick “crushes” on another chick? lol!

    I am totally in love with your website! You are so much fun, and have FANTASTIC ideas… This weekend, I’m going to have my niece and two nephews come to spend the night… i think I know what we’re going to do!! hehe!! yay! an excuse for me to fake-bake! yay!

    much loves!

  41. I featured you @PonyTails&FishScales! Thanks for linking up and grab an I ROCK button from my blog!

  42. This is a wonderful post! Great job! I host a Tuesday Tastes Party and would love to have you over sometime!

    Happy Day~
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  43. I think my post was lost–maybe? If this double posts I am so sorry!

    What a amazing post! Great job! I host a Tuesday Tastes Party and would love to have you over!

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  44. My best friend’s mom made these for his birthday every year when we were kids- they were so fantastic, we talked about them all year until the next birthday! And no messy cake cutting and cleanup- which I appreciate only now as a grown up!

  45. I love this post! If I ever get around to making these cupcake cones (and I will!), I’m using your idea and saving myself $20. 🙂 I’m glad you showed a cross-section of the cupcake! I find it very intriguing. I take it the cone stays nice and crispy, too?

  46. These are ADORABLE!

    And I totally agree that everything looks better with sprinkles….LOL.

    Thank you for linking up this week!

  47. I hate when my great inventions have already been invented by someone else! But for a buck, yours truly is a great invention! Very cute!

  48. Those look delicious! And very cute to say the least! I will have to try some for my next party! Thanks for linking up!

  49. Great post! Super cute and so easy. I’d love to make these in the future!

  50. Fabulicious instructions to an old fav post! You’ve actually encouraged me to try this! Love your zip lock bag tip too! Easy and frugal how to tips… just my kind!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!

  51. I used to make these when my boys were little ! What fun !!!! Thanks for reminding me – I may need to take a stroll down memory lane…..


  52. pandora's box says:

    💡 bright idea…I have never seen the “invented pan” so I was impressed by YOUR idea!!

  53. So stinkin cute! My 3 year old would love this!

  54. Oh goodness you have made me laugh so hard this morning. Loved your post!!! I haven’t seen the pans but I know exactly what you mean by thinking you have the greatest idea since slice bread only to find out someone else thought of it already. Love your idea much better, the amount of times I will make ice cream cone cupcakes I’ll just make one for a buck. That would be great for transporting them also. I had isuues taking them to school one time, lol. That’s another topic altogether. 😆 Thank you for giving me a great laugh today!

  55. Great Idea Allison! Your cupcakes look yummy!! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I’ll be featuring these in a post today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  56. My mom made those when I was a kid. I’ve got to make some for my kids. LOVE the way you did the frosting. Makes it really look like an ice cream cone.

  57. Love your pan idea! I’ve made these once before but will definitely try them your way next time. Too cute!

  58. Ok, so I thought your cupcake baker pan was an original too! I’ve never seen one before. Great pictures! 😉

  59. That is so cute! What a great cupcake treat. Everyone would love it!
    Have a great week!

  60. Hey, sweetie, it’s still BRILLIANT and CLEVER, even if someone else thought of it first!

    And it’s also very GENEROUS of you to share it, too — I sent this to two of my sisters, who will love and use it — so here’s a very big thank you!
    xxxs and ooos from beautiful Cape Cod,
    Jude at
    dolcecapecod dot

  61. Perfect! Your tutorial is great! And the cupcakes look amazing too!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Cupcake Tuesday! Please visit me at my new blog, It’s A Blog Party, and link up your cooking or baking posts today!


  62. What a clever idea! I don’t have children, but I bet I know a few adults who would love to eat an ice cream cone cupcake. Thank you for sharing this terrific idea with all the hints for success. ~ Sarah

  63. Those are super sweet! I am definatly going to try those this summer!! I also dont make anything that doesnt come from a box!! It hasnt failed me yet! haha

  64. I had a question: How many does one box of cake mix make?

  65. I think it’s a great idea…much better than spending $20 + shipping for the ones I’ve found online!

  66. Thank you for this tutorial! I so appreciate it. My daughter has wanted ice cream cupcakes (as she calls them) for her b-day party. I was going to have to wing it but not anymore with your amazing tutorial. Thanks!

  67. I bought cupcake liners and all of the stuff to make rainbow cupcakes. Then I thought about doing rainbow cupcakes in ice cream cones but driving back to the grocery on a Saturday while all of the insane shoppers were still there made me think I should stick to the liners I have. Next time!

  68. This is so awesome I’m bookmarking it! My son’s party is coming up soon and I was wondering about an alternative to cake. Thanks so much!

  69. This is really a clever idea to bake nice and cute little cupcakes. I surely will make them. They look so summerly. And I love your smilies. What a fun.
    😯 😛 😆 😆
    Greetings, Johanna

  70. Those look YUMMY! I will have to try it!

  71. Oh, I have to try those for my soon-to-3-year-old’s birthday next month!

  72. So totally Awesome!

  73. Well, I’ve never heard of it, so it’s original to me! What a fantastic idea.

  74. Genious! I love cupcakes in cones…no paper left over, and totally adorable! Perfect for school birthdays also! Kudos! 😛

  75. Genius! I love cupcakes in cones…no paper left over, and totally adorable! Perfect for school birthdays also! Kudos! 😛

  76. Okay! Those are way to cute!

  77. Loved all your tips and tricks to make it easier for us!!!

    I will have to try this and am bookmarking it!!

    Thanks for linking up to Bird Crafts Party!!


  78. Great tips and tricks!! Love the result!!

    Thanks for linking up!


  79. Following your blog is making me a better person.

    Thank you for participating the Creative Therapy session at Life in the Pitts!

  80. I am featuring this, too. And then I’m gonna go home and make some.

  81. That batter-in-the-bag technique is one of those brilliant, “duh, why didn’t I ever think of that” ideas!

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  82. This was an awesome cheap DIY pan. Thanks!

  83. Very Clever! Those cupcakes look yummy!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

  84. These are AMAZING! Would love to feature you in my monthly round robin “Get Crafty”. Next theme is “ManMade” and I reckon icecream fits the bill!

    Here is last “Nature” Get Crafty as a reference.

    If you are interested, leave me a comment or send me an email and DO grab a button 😉

    M x

  85. These are super cute!
    Thanks for linking up!

  86. So smart! I LOVE this idea and it would have come in handy after my last baking experience!
    Someone gave me your link in a comment on my site! Genius!

  87. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! Another clever idea I’ll have to remember when the time comes! 🙂

  88. wow these look so cool. I am at a friends 30th birthday party over the weekend and I absolutley HAVE to make her some of these.

    Thanks for the tip about making your own tray too.

  89. Great idea!! The ice cream cone cupcake pans are kind of expensive, so I will definitely give your way a try the next time I make these! (And, it will be perfect to transport them in, too!) And, I love your tip about putting the bag into a cup to fill it with frosting. Good thinkin’! And, yes, the ice cream cone cupcakes look delicious and adorable!

  90. LOVE IT! and your super nice pampered chef cooling rack. i’m a consultant.. I can’t help but notice!

  91. It’s An Original Idea To Me Because I Only Seen People Use Cupcakes Pans Before And I Am Going To Make One Like You Did And Use It At Christmas Time So Thanks For The Ideas !!!

  92. I’ve been poking around the blog archives and gotta say — you are soooooo clever. Love every idea I’ve seen.

  93. You are like the most lolarious Gourmet Cupcake-in-a-Cone-from-a–damn-box-wanna-make-something-of-it blogger in the history of forever. ILU x 10000. I’m going to stalk your RSS feed now.

  94. What fantasticness!!! All your tips are so helpful, and hey, at least we can all make our own pans for free or (.99) now!! Very cool. I love the pic of the cone you cut in half. Thanks for sharing!

  95. Grandma Lee says:

    I used these for PTA bake sales when my boys were little 45 years ago. They always sold right away. I’ve used them many times. Loved your pictures and ingenuity! I just used cupcake pans.
    Grandma Lee

  96. These look awesome, definitely something I may try. But why do you need a stand for the cones? Don’t they have flat bottoms and can just stand up themselves?

  97. @ Rose, They try to tip over in the oven while the cake is still wet dough and they make a huge mess!

  98. I’ve been wanting to try ice cream cone cupcakes. This morning I accidently found your site—and there they were! Thank you so much for the info as well as directions for making a special pan to hold the cones for baking. Can’t wait to try making them. They are SO CUTE!

  99. Love your ice cream cone cakes. I’ve been looking for a recipe for them for ages. Also think the pan idea is great! Can’t wait to make my own. They look so cute and yummy. Thanks.

  100. I love this idea … might just make them for my son’s upcoming party. He’d love them!

  101. So I stumbled upon this blog post earlier today, and was simply charmed by it. Later I went to Walmart for a quick browse of sweets and such for an upcoming V-Day party for some friends and saw that Wilton has a cupcake pan out that is this exactly! It make cupcakes in the shape of ice cream cones! Then you can proceed to top with frosting or ice cream or both! I think I still like your idea better, but I felt the need to re-find this post and tell you, for incase you need a slight change every once and a while…

  102. Look soooo yummy! Awesome idea!

  103. Ooo, I’m so going to have to do this. I could see doing it with some chocolate cake batter with maybe some chocolate chips to be reminiscent of putting a little chocolate syrup in the bottom of an ice cream cone before filling it with ice cream, mmm.

  104. I love it. Thankssss a lot.

  105. very original!! GENIUS =)

  106. This is absolutely brilliant! I can’t wait to try this on my kids birthday party.

  107. couldn’t you just put less batter in them?

  108. Love this! If you have time….please come link up sometime!

  109. these look awesome and I just pinned them on pinterest. yum!!

    they remind me of my childhood!

  110. Wow… you make it look so easy! Thanks for this fabulous tip, Allison… I would never have thought to use a foil dish in this way! I found you through Pinterest – initially it was the stolen images that caught my eye but I saw your comments under the pin and followed your link. I am definitely keen to give credit where credit is due, so I pinned directly from your blog!! Thanks again for enlightening so many of us to such a useful tip! 🙂 Hx

  111. Nickie Moseley says:

    I just pinned this but gave you a HUGE shout out …..I cant stand a THIEF!!!

  112. Nadine in Nevada says:

    Just saw this on your page and laughed. I’m 48 and my mom used to make these when I was a kid. However, she didn’t have the cool cone holder that you do. She used to open the oven – put the jelly-roll pan on the rack – put the filled cones on it – and v*e*r*y slowly push the rack back into the oven. LOL

    These were always a HUGE hit at the school bake sales.

  113. Such a great idea – I never would have thought of anything like this & I’m so trying this for my step-daughter’s birthday in a couple of weeks!! Your post made me laugh 🙂 Was definitely FUN to read!!

  114. love these! great post-I have made these and put candy in the bottom and just stuck a cupcake on top but this and the pans are genius!! Also a great way to transport the cake cones. love it

  115. Laurie Baldwin says:

    OK. Here’s another thousand dollars idea. What about inventing a carrier that will hold the cones and keep them from tipping over when taking them on the road.

  116. Making these today for a three year olds birthday love love love this idea! I was wondering how I could get my cones to stand better without buying the actual pan and you just solved my problem!

  117. Thank you so much! As a frugal mom, this is awesome! I was just freaking out about how to make and transport these kinds of cakes to my kid’s party. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  118. This is such a cute idea, can’t wait to make this for my girlie! One question though, where do I find the pan with the wholes?

  119. LOL…holes even!

  120. This is soooooo cool! Trying this now!

  121. Thanks for the great tip for baking Cupcakes in a Cone – I posted an easy tip for transporting them!

    So excited my son got these for his Birthday Treat!

  122. I just came across your blog. Love this idea. Got to thinking… you could use it to transport them as well. Put them into he lid of a copy paper box, pan and all…no spillage on the way to the party! Lov, love, love this!

  123. Cindy Chamberlain says:

    I love the idea of the cupcake cones, and your zip lock bag batter filling and icing bag! My friend actually made these cupcake cones and when they were cooled, she took a straw and poked it down the middle and took out a little cake, before she iced the cupcakes, she filled the straw hole with icing, so they get a little icing all the way down. I love your blog!!!

  124. OMG, I’m sitting here giggling at your commentary. Hilarious. Thanks for posting this, I’ll be making this for my daughters school birthday celebration tomorrow. That is, if I don’t eat them all tonight.

  125. I found you because you commented on the berry here:

    Sorry your idea was passed around without your permission, but I’m glad you uploaded it 🙂 and I’m glad you caught it and idenitifed yourself-
    your work is great 🙂


  126. Barbarajo Dio says:

    I saw a pan to bake these, but your idea is soooo much better (and cheaper) thank you for your great idea.

  127. Greetings Alison

    I have just discovered the cupcake in the cone from watching a lifestyle program with my girls, here in Australia, mate! I call them my “Coney Island Cupcakes” but the icing the program did was really hard [do not do when you have PMT]. Anyway, I found you after I took my coney island cupcakes to a friends place. She just sent me your url link. Just had to write and say how much sheer happiness I got from reading your hilariously funny website. You write like I talk. Love, love, love YOU, the icing and the pa prototype. I shall make one just like yours, in your honour and think of you everytime I use it! Cheers, Lisa Dx ps: you don’t really need all those zillions of dollars; you are “rich” in SO many other ways.x

  128. Thank you so much! Ruined a batch yesterday when most fell over UGH. But this is perfect! Off to the dollar store LOL! ~Karin

  129. I remember making these when I was a kid. In fact, I submitted the “recipe” for our school’s cookbook! Thank you for a new, modern twist on an old favorite. My three girls will love making these!!

  130. AMAZING! This idea is genius! The cupcakes baked perfectly in the pan and it was easy to transport!

  131. I tried making these with chocolate cake mix and the bottoms of my cones burned. 🙁 Have you done it with chocolate before and has this ever happened. What did I do wrong?

  132. Anita Barker says:

    What a great idea. You did a wonderful job. They are sooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  133. if you make these the night before a party will they get soggy? also when i tried these they were delicious yet seemed a little dry any ideas on what i could use to fix that? i thought about chocolate but it will harden so now i am stumped. thanks!

  134. This was very useful and easy to do! I love the step by step pictures for idiot like me! 🙂 Thank you!

  135. traingirl916 says:

    How fun…and perfect for the domestically challenged like me! My friends are all “Hostesses of the Year” so it would be cool to show up with something novel! I would like to do something similar but with pie crust/filling…anybody have any ideas about that?

  136. I loved your tutorial- its a wonderful idea!made these many times and they do fall over and make you want to scream! Wish I had known about this idea! Love the way you word your comments! Fun is the key word- can never use it too much! Thank you!

  137. I was convinced I came up with the idea of Ice cream cone cupcakes I had my mom write up a submission with pictures of ones I had her make and sent them to that pbs tv show Zoom back in like 2000.I must have been like 10.

  138. First off – who cares if someone else made one? The world is full of repeats – many of whom make good money, it all depends on marketing and marketing this idea would be FUN.

    Second – You CAN invest in a 4 pack of couplers ($4 at WalMart) and four tips (roughly $4 – give or take) AND NEVER BLOW OUT A ZIPLOC AGAIN!

    lastly – I am a cupcake baker. pretty party maker. for a living. And didn’t now about those clippies at IKEA! So thank you!!!! I have just recently started offering a DYO version of my parties and I have tried twisties, tape, yarn, ribbon… nothing has worked! Making the trip to IKEA tomorrow 🙂

  139. Good idea!!!!
    I will be your follower!!

  140. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I am making cupcake cones today for a bake sale that is TOMORROW and my friend advised me about the tipping hazard. I frantically searched on-line for the cupcake cone pan-praying to find a store that carries it. No luck. No time to have it shipped. Then, I found your tutorial – and your genius solution to my dilemma. I have never posted a comment on anything before, but I just had to say thank you for sharing your idea!!

  141. Any ideas for a cute display with these?

  142. Someone may have come up with the idea years ago but I need it today! Cheat Castaic? Works perfect for me. I am going to make cupcakes for my three year old nieces birthday. I made Tierras out of royal icing and so now I was looking for something fun to put them on. I knew I wanted to do ice cream cone cupcakes but was concerned about the pan. Thanks for making Aunt B still the favorite aunt!

  143. I wish I saw this earlier ….. I promise my daughters kindergarten class microphone cupcakes (cupcakes in ice cream cones) for rock star day. Yea right …. nope. As most Moms I wait until 7 pm at night to start this project. Right now I have cake batter all over my oven and the cupcake cones in the trash. So I will absolutely use YOUR METHOD for ROUND TWO after I get back from the store buying all this stuff all over again. SO HAPPY I FOUND THIS.

  144. That is so funny! I just thought I had the exactly same original idea! Then I thought, I’ll just google it to make sure, and there you were! Lol. Not to mention the actual pan ;). Still pure genius if you ask me x

  145. You may think your aluminum DIY cupcake cone pan was a waste of time, But Girl, in my book, you’re a genius! I have wanted to make these for my grand kids for a long time, but it is useless to do it in a cupcake pan, because they just fall over and make a mess. And I won’t pay the now $19 plus S&H for the rack. This might not make you a thousand-aire, but it’s worth a thousand bucks to me. Thanks for thinking it through and posting it. =)

  146. Kedith Blair says:

    Well I think your idea is a great one and it don’t break the bank plus you don’t have to find a place to store those that are on the market especially if you don’t plan to make them often.

  147. THANK YOU!!! I am sooo making these for my daughter’s birthday in a couple of weeks. Not ordering a cake this year!!

  148. Brilliant idea. I don’t want to spend a fortune on pans that I will only use once or twice. Thank you.

  149. What a great idea in making these pans. Too bad I spent quite a bit of money on those pans already. Since I don’t like bringing the actual pans out. This would be a good idea to use as a serving tray when I have to transport it

  150. Totally cool! I’ve placed the cones in cupcake pans but it requires great skill placing the pan in the oven. I would place the baked cone-cakes in a make shift holder which consisted of a box lid with holes cut out then covered in foil. This is perfect! Makes baking a breeze and presentation nicer and more sanitary. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  151. I googled , Pan for baking cupcakes in an ice cream cone, & halleluha I came across your awesome idea of making your own pan. Gazillions of money will be saved! The $ store will most likely have a run on cheapo aluminium pans. Your idea has to be a real boost to the economy! I have the pointy end kind of cones, but I am determined to make & bake cupcakes in a cone! Love it! CLEVER beyond words.

  152. goodness gracious!!! yummo!

  153. I HAD to respond to this one. LOVED “I thought I had an original idea ice cream cone cupcake”…Ideas leave and pop back up years later. I’m going to admit something. Over 40+ years ago, my mother made these for my birthday party. I remember it because they (parents) wanted me to have a birthday that included cake and ice cream. We were at a swimming pool….Let’s just say back then, ice cream and swimming pools were frowned upon. So, Mom came up with this one. Honestly, I don’t think SHE came up with it, but she made it for my birthday party. And here 40+ years later….I remember it fondly. Thank you for sharing this.

  154. hello,
    This is such a cute idea!! I am going to have to try this for some valentines decorations!

  155. becky cleveland says:

    How far in advance can these be prepared? 3 days?

  156. Emily Morris says:

    THANK YOU!! Thank you for saving me money on a fancy do-the-same-as-the-cheap-version pan, and thank you for making me laugh. Educational, economical and entertaining – who could want more? Thank goodness Wal-mart was out of the cupcake cone baking rack I wanted to buy. Can’t wait to try your version – my foil pan is cut out and ready to go.

    • Haha that is awesome. Yes, I’m glad I could save you money. Also, if you just use a baking pan and line the cupcake cones in the pan, and are very careful not to tip them, you can get away without the fancy pan at all.


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