Happy Birthday Cecilia!
Can this cake be any cuter? This “Ice Cream Cone” cake was probably one of the easiest to make, and it was a lot of fun! Ceci, of course, loved her ice cream cone themed cake, what a great way to celebrate a 1st birthday!
For the Cake I used Betty Crocker Funfetti! It is a total crowd pleaser!! I chose a 9×13 sized sheet pan. You can see the recipe below.
9×13 Sheet Cake
Make sure to use a baking spray with flour in it to make sure the cake comes out of the pan clean.
You can use my recipe for Cake Pan Release if you don’t have spray! It works like a charm and it’s soy free!
- 2 boxes of Cake Mix (I use Betty Crocker)
- 6 Eggs
- 1 Cup canola Oil
- 2 Cups Water
- Cake Pan Release (to grease the pan)
- Mix all of the ingredients together according to the back of the box.
- Grease a 15×21 cake pan with baking spray or cake pan release
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes
- Let cool completely before frosting!
I am going to be completely honest here. I used store bought frosting… It tastes great, and it saves me a lot of time. Here I used Betty Crocker whipped Vanilla frosting because it spreads really easy. For the base I used Wilton Sky Blue food coloring. I left some un-colored for the “vanilla” part of the ice cream cone, and I used Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Cherry for the pink part of the ice cream cone. Food coloring is also an option, but I love the cherry frosting!! For the actual cone part, I used a tiny bit of Wilton brown food coloring to get the tan color.
Making The Ice Cream Cone
To make the ice cream cone, I started at the top with the top layer of ice cream, and used a star shaped tip #14. I piped the outline of the ice cream cone and then filled it in. Secondly, I did the same with the next layer of ice cream. For the cone, I used a flat tip #47 for the base and then did the criss-cross with the #3 tip.
I used a new technique on this cake to get the drizzle down the sides. It turned out really well and was so easy! I mean, how hard is it to make a mess on purpose?
I took store bought chocolate frosting and put some in a glass dish and microwaved it for about 30 seconds. Let that sit for a few minutes so it is not boiling hot and melt the frosting on the cake. However, you do not want to wait to long because it will not drizzle. After a few minutes I took a spoonful of the melted chocolate and ran it along the top of the cake so it would drizzle down. Go over it as much as you like to get the effect you want. I also did the drizzle on the top of the ice cream cone. I tilted the cake up a little so it would run down. Lastly I topped the chocolate drizzle with sprinkles!
Check out my video tutorial to see how I did it!
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