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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 […]
When my niece Ellie told me her birthday party theme this year would be ice cream, I secretly shrieked with joy on the inside. Ok so maybe I shrieked with joy out loud! I’m a big kid at heart! I love that I get to relive all the best moments of childhood through her. After I was done with my happy dance, my first thought was ice cream cake pops!!! I’ve been wanting to make these Melted Ice Cream Cake Pops for like….FOREVER!!!! But when she told me that her birthday cake would be topped with “melted” ice cream cones, it was truly meant to be, the stars and sprinkles had alined, it was a match made in ice cream Heaven!! I was so happy that I was able to save these cake pops for this exact moment! You can view Ellie’s Amazing Ice Cream Party in all its entirety by clicking the link.
Here’s all you’ll need: Cake mix, frosting, sugar cones, candy melts, 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 to be able to squish the cake mixture together so it holds its shape but you don’t want it to be wet and mushy. Check out our Foolproof Cake Pops tutorial for more cake pop tips!
Roll cake mixture into 2 inch balls.
Melt candy melts in a microwave safe container in 30 second intervals. Be sure to stir in between each interval for an even melt. We used pink for “strawberry” and a mixture of half brown, half white for the “chocolate.”
Carefully cut the top off of the sugar cones. I found it helpful to use a sawing motion with not too much pressure. But the best part about these cake pops is that they’re supposed to look like a hot mess! So if your cone is chipped or uneven that’s perfectly fine. Just cover it with some extra candy melts and pretend it was intentional. Or stick the chipped side on the bottom or the backside. Trust me! No one will notice. These cake pops are 100% forgiving!!
“Paste” the cone to the top of a cake ball. Just press it into the cake ball diagonally. You can really squish it on there. We don’t need these guys to be perfectly round. If you’re having trouble getting them to stick, you can hold the cone in place for a few seconds to allow the candy melts to firm up a bit. Or try a slightly different angle! It’s totally ok if they fall over too or sit on their sides. We just need to get the cones to stick to the cake balls at this point.
Repeat with all the cake balls and cones. Bet you can’t tell which are chipped and which are perfect! I sure can’t! Pop these babies in the fridge or freezer for about 20 minutes. We want them to be firm but not frozen.
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.
Lightly tap away any excess on the side of your container. If you’re working with multiple colors, be sure to use the same color candy melts to cover the outside that you used to stick the cones so they’ll match.
Roll out a sheet of parchment, wax, or freezer paper. It helps to tape it right to the countertop. Dab a little spot of candy melts onto the paper for your cake pop to sit on. Plop your little cake pop down on the spot. Now we just drop a few spoonfuls of candy melt around the cake pop so that it looks like a mess of melted ice cream.
You can just leave them on the countertop until the candy melts harden or if you’re like me (impatient) you can toss them back in the refrigerator for a few minutes to speed up the process. (It really doesn’t take that long for the chocolate to harden though!)
Melted Ice Cream Cake Pops
- 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
- 2 Tablespoons canned frosting (any flavor)
- Wilton candy melts
- 24 Sugar cones
- sprinkles for decorating (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 Carefully cut the bottom off the cone. Dip the rim of the cone into candy melts. Press candy coated side of cone 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 cone against the side of the mug to allow excess candy coating to drip off.
- Step 6 With a spoon, dab a spot of candy melts onto wax paper. Place cake pop onto candy spot. Drop a few spoonfuls of candy melt to resemble a puddle of melted ice cream.
- Step 7 Add sprinkles and allow candy coating to harden. Enjoy!
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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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