I’ll be honest…I’ve never even tried rhubarb until I made this recipe! But if you’re going to be adventurous and try something new, I can’t think of a better way to do it than in ice cream form. My Dad grows rhubarb in his garden […]
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OMG! I found a new way to indulge! Homemade Praline Ice Cream Topping is every pecan lover’s dream!! A made from scratch buttery caramel sauce loaded with salty-sweet toasted pecans. Seriously, are you drooling yet??? Cause I sure am! I’m sure you didn’t even know […]
WARNING!!! This might be the cutest dessert you ever make!! REALLY!!! I was SO excited to make these for Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party because I knew they would be a crowd favorite. But let me tell you, the adorableness of these Ice Cream Cake Pops far exceeded my expectations!! For starters, they taste delicious, and every last detail on them is edible. YUM!!! Oh and they look so lifelike that you might actually feel like you’re biting into an ice cream cone for a second. But unlike ice cream, there’s no brain freeze and they won’t melt! And they really are easy to make. If you can master our Foolproof Cake Pops, you can totally handle these. Well, what are you waiting for??? Let’s take your cake pops skills to next level fabulous!!
Here’s all you’ll need: Cake mix, frosting, sugar cones, candy melts, sucker sticks, sixlets and sprinkles.
Bake cake according to package directions. Crumble into a bowl once it has cooled. Add 2 spoonfuls of frosting and mix it all together with your hands. Add more frosting if needed but typically with cake pops, less is more! You want it to be moldable but not wet and mushy. Check out our Foolproof Cake Pops tutorial for more cake pop tips!
Roll cake mixture into 2 inch balls. Keep Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’, c’mon!
Dip the tip of a sucker stick and then plunge it straight into a cake ball. Repeat the process for all of the cake balls. Pop ’em in the freezer for about 20 minutes. We want the cake pops to be firm but not frozen.
Carefully cut the top off of the sugar cones with a gentle sawing motion. Discard the top piece of the cone or recycle it into another treat! We’d love to hear how you used the extra pieces! Your cut doesn’t have to be perfect. We can drip some “ice cream” down the cone to hide any imperfections.
Reheat the candy melts in 15 second intervals until remelted. Allow them to cool for a minute or two. We want them to be melted but not hot. Take the cake pops out of the fridge or freezer while you’re remelting. Dip the cake pop into the candy melts and gently swirl, making sure to cover the whole cake ball completely.
Using a spoon, carefully drip candy melts around the outside of the cone to make the illusion of a scoop of dripping ice cream. Stick the cake pop in a foam block (or cake pop stand) to allow candy melts to harden. You can totally stop there if you like! I totally did for about half of my batch. I think they are simply adorable as is…..OR scroll down to take it to next level cuteness!!
Melt brown candy melts (or color of your choice) in a ziploc bag in the microwave in 30 second intervals or until melted. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Drip candy melts on top of your cake pop to look like hot fudge drips!
I dripped a bunch on top and then smoothed it out with my finger. Add a sixlet “cherry” on top before the candy melts have a chance to harden. You could also add sprinkles if you like. Place in a foam block to allow candy melts to harden.
I gotta admit, I’m kinda partial to the cherry on top! The cuteness level is EPIC!!! And if you think our Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops are super cute, wait til you see our Melted Ice Cream Cake Pops!!! OMG!! Seriously adorable!!
Ice Cream Cake Pops
- 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
- 2 Tablespoons canned frosting (any flavor)
- Wilton candy melts
- 24 Sugar cones
- red sixlets (optional)
- Step 1 Bake cake according to package directions. Cool. Crumble cake into fine crumbs with hands. Add two heaping spoonfuls of frosting and mix well by hand. Shape cake mixture into round 2 inch balls.
- Step 2 Place Wilton candy melts into a microwave safe mug. Melt in 15-30 second intervals. Stir well between each interval.
- Step 3 Dip the tip of the sucker stick into candy melts. Stick candy coated side of stick into cake ball. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Step 4 Remove cake pops from freezer. Re melt the candy melts in 15 second intervals. Allow candy melts to cool slightly.
- Step 5 Dip cake pop into the candy melts. Tap stick against the side of the mug to allow excess candy coating to drip off.
- Step 6 Carefully cut the top and bottom off the cone. Dip the rim of the cone into candy melts. Drop the cake pop into the cone. The stick should come out through the bottom. Press the rim of the cone to the cake pop to secure.
- Step 7 Using a spoon, carefully drip candy melts around the outside of the cone where the cone and the cake ball meet. Place in a cake pop stand and allow candy melts to harden.
- Step 8 Melt brown candy melts (or color of your choice) in a ziploc bag in the microwave in 30 second intervals or until melted. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. Squeeze candy melts onto the top of cake pop to look like hot fudge. Top with a red sixlet.
- Step 9 Place in a cake pop stand and allow candy melts to harden completely. Smile with delight and enjoy!!
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I’m pretty sure gum balls are the universal symbol of childhood. I remember asking for a quarter on every grocery trip so I could hit up the gum ball machine at the end! Do you remember how lucky you felt when you scored a blue […]
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Whether you’re turning 8 or 80, you totally NEED this sprinkle number at your next birthday party! It’s such a quick and easy way to decorate a birthday table and it’s an absolute showstopper!! I made this for Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party in July and her eyes just lit up when she saw it. I mean who doesn’t love sprinkles??? I know I sure do! I would put them on everything if I could. (Yes, I’m a 34 year old adult. Don’t judge!) The best part is you can use any kind of sprinkles that you like and match this with virtually any party theme so you can make it again and again and achieve a completely different look. How awesome is that?!? Well, what are you waiting for??? Someone’s out there turning 5….or 35…..or 75…..and they want this!! They just don’t know it yet!!!
Here’s all you’ll need: A cardboard number, mod lodge, acrylic paint (all found at your local craft store), and sprinkles!!
Paint both sides of the number in the color of your choice and allow it to dry completely. I used two coats of paint to make sure I didn’t miss any spots. The cardboard really sucks up the paint. I used a foam brush that I had unhand to apply.
Place the number face down in the sprinkle pile. It’s like a belly flop right into a pool of sprinkles!! Gently push it down so they all stick. I waited about 30 seconds to give it a little time for the glue to firm up. I’m telling you that 30 seconds was killing me!! I was dying to see what it looked like.
Next flip it over and add more sprinkles to any of the the blank spaces that might have gotten missed. I just sprinkled more sprinkles on top to cover. You can add more Mod Podge if you need to, but do it carefully. We don’t want to mess up the sprinkles that are already stuck.
Allow this to dry completely. I probably waited about another half hour before I touched it again. Good thing I had PLENTY of other party favors to make to keep me busy! Pick it up and all the excess sprinkles will fall onto your cookie sheet. Crumble up the foil and throw it away. No mess! I absolutely LOVE how this turned out!!
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A couple weeks ago we took a charming little daycation to Becker Farms! Does it count as a vacation if it’s just one day of fun? I think so! I’m counting it!! Becker Farms is a quick 45 minute car ride from our home in Buffalo (it’s also a 45 minute ride from Niagara Falls if you’re playing tourist). In grade school growing up, we went on field trips to the farm to pick apples. As we got older, we would visit every Halloween for their haunted hayrides. And now as adults, let’s be honest, we came for the booze! Becker Farms is home to Becker Brewing Company which offers 8 different locally produced aritsan hand crafted micro brews and ciders, as well as Vizcarra Vineyards, one of the 21 stops on the Niagara Wine Trail. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Monday afternoon! Maybe Mondays aren’t so bad after all.
Our first stop was of course, the Brewery! Might as well just dive right in with a tasting flight! My hubby rose to the occasion. This is where he truly shines!
The winery was closed since it was a Monday, but luckily you can still sample their wines at the brewery. My favorite was the Niagara. I love sweet wines! The sweeter, the better!! And I even took a bottle home with me. They have a slew of unique flavors of fruit wines, including Spiced Apple, which tastes like apple pie and Rhuberry, a blend of rhubarb and strawberry.
Picture perfect cherries still on the branch! The farm provides plenty of ladders for everyone and there are also scales out in the grove so you can pick by the pound. You can bring your own containers or purchase them at the General Store on site.
Check out some of our haul! They were so good that a couple of them didn’t seem to make it to the bucket! The following week we made an amazing, homemade, from scratch (even the pie crust) sweet cherry pie!! You can find the recipe for our homemade pie crust here! And check out those glowing white legs!! Tanning is just something I’ve never been able to do. I have two color choices, white as a ghost, or as red as those cherries!!
After we left the farm, we headed to Lake Effect Ice Cream in Lockport, NY. I had been dying to try this place for like……FOREVER!! Lake Effect is a small batch artisan ice cream company and a local favorite. Seriously, ask anyone in Western NY where to get the best ice cream and they will surely namedrop this place!
The flavor combinations are so diverse and unique! Too many killer choices to pick just one, so we opted for a flight of five. We chose Big Wayne’s Cake Batter (top left), Whiskey Brown Sugar (middle), Peanut Butter Epiphany (top right), Loganberry (bottom left), and Strawberries and Cream (bottom right). Loganberry was our favorite, by far!!! It’s such a traditionally unique Buffalonian flavor and these guys sure nailed it! We loved it so much that we had to get a Loganberry milkshake to split on the ride home. OMG. PERFECTION!! So good!!
From there, we headed to New York Beer Project for dinner. The building is HUGE and holds a gastropub, a tap room, 3 private banquet rooms, alongside an outdoor beer garden, tiki bar, and fire pit.
Sticking with our flight theme for the day, we chose to go with a flight of burgers. I mean really, who would say no to a flight of burgers??? No one! The Destination Flight includes 3 slider size burgers, the Upper East Side (cheddar, avocado, applewood smoked bacon, arugula, tomato, and ranch), the Times Square (swiss cheese, carmelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, pub sauce, lettuce, and tomato), and the Central Park (cheddar, pulled pork, applewood smoked bacon, onion strings, and slaw). I would absolutely order a full size version of any one of these babies next time!
We also couldn’t resist a flight of mac and cheese!! Not one, but three kinds of oozy, gooey, cheesy, deliciousness! Send it right over here!! The Mac N Cheese flight is a smaller version of the Manhattan (beer cheese sauce with a buttery crumb topping), Hell’s Kitchen (cherry bbq sauce, pulled pork, and signature slaw), and the Buffalo style (blue cheese crumbles, hand-dipped buffalo chicken tenders) mac and cheeses. Not gonna lie! The Buffalo style was my fave! It even came with a Buffalo chicken strip on top.
I absolutely love this gorgeous summer weather but I’m also secretly dying for it to be Fall so we can do this all over again with apple picking and hard apple cider flights!! Who’s with me???