Sunday, December 19, 2010



Ever since I saw an episode of Bob Blummer making these Cupcakes using ice-cream cones, I wanted to try my hand at it. I had bought the ice-cream cone in anticipation of making them. Frankly, it is difficult to get flat bottom ones - I have asked McD - you know their ice-cream, but they are not selling the cones and cannot let me know where to get them. Hunted around the supermarkets -most of cones are cones- you know conical. but finally manage to get these flat bottom ones and they have been lying in my fridge since then until the last weekend. By this time, when I opened the packet, 2 of the cones have been broken.

So make the cake mixture - no problem there- easy. Putting the mixture in the cone- also no problem. Getting the cones to stand upright is the problem. So very very slowly, I managed to get the pan into the oven. Heave a sigh of relief.

The time to bake these are around 20-25 minutes. After 20 minutes I can still see the cake not quite cooked through when tested. Then the problem started - when I tried to turn the pan - they toppled and splashed over. I was really cursing myself for being so stupid - should have just leave them to cook till set.

The rest of the scenario is real fast - remove the pan immediately- scoop batter back into the cone and pop it in the oven to re-bake.
Well after a makeover, they looked pretty.

The centre of the cake is still soft and sticky with the melted chocolate pieces- just like eating an ice cream. The cone is crisp but got soft the next day.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Great idea! If you make them really pretty maybe it could be the next fad? Ice-cream cupcake. I think it'd work!