Monday, April 21, 2008

Baking With Friends!

So what's better than baking? Baking with friends of course! My friends Audrey and Bianca joined me for some child-like fun in the kitchen. We chose to bake something reminiscent of our childhood, something nostalgic and playful. We chose:

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup milk
24 flat bottomed ice cream cones


1. Drink Miller Lite and amish wine. Now this step is completely optional of course but it makes for some good times.

2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

3. Cream butter and sugar together well in a large mixing bowl while Audrey and Bianca stare at you and take pictures.

4. Beat in eggs one at a time then add vanilla. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Add milk to butter mixture in 2 parts alternately with flour mixture in 3 parts, beginning and ending with flour.

5. Drink more wine and take pictures.

6. Fill cones about 3/4 full leaving the batter 1/2 inch from top.

NOTE: If you chose to do step 1 be careful when filling cones. Apparently amish wine can really affect your judgement during this step. Do not fill them all the way to the top! We made that mistake and our cupcakes spewed copious amounts of batter while baking.

7. Place filled cones on a baking tray. Bianca had a brilliant idea for this step. She took paper muffin cups, turned them upside down, cut an "X" in the center and put the cone through the hole. This gave the cones support.

Bake in oven for about 15 to 20 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Now let's make frosting!


1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt


1. Beat the confectioners' sugar, butter and salt with a mixer or make your friend mix it like so:

What great technique
2. Add the cream and vanilla and beat until smooth. If the frosting is too thick you can just add more milk until you reach the desired consistency. Now frost the cupcakes and cover with sprinkles!
Eat and enjoy!


  1. You have hot friends. (tfiyva... anxiety.)

  2. I surround myself only with the finest.


  3. Yes, you should see his boyfriend!

  4. Ya'll are beyond cute. I think I just gained weight from looking at those cones....

  5. We need another baking session soon too!