My oldest daughter, Kelsey, turned the big 10 last week, and my brain is still trying to process it. It’s hard to believe the tiny 2-year old I fell in-love with, when I met my hubby, is TEN! The years have flown by raising her. She is the funnest, sweetest girl, and she has truly been a blessing in my life.
I decided to surprise her again this year with a cupcake cake. Have you seen all the amazing cupcake cakes that are out there? I totally love them! Not only because they’re so cute and fun ( and way easier to make than the Neapolitan Cake I made her last year) but because the clean-up after serving cupcakes for cake, is a breeze! ha! I stalked Google and Pinterest and found so many cute ideas. I decided to go with this darling Ice Cream Cone version.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Cake
- 10 chocolate cupcakes, frosted with chocolate frosting
- 9 vanilla cupcakes, frosted with cherry frosting (or some type of pink frosting)
- 1 vanilla cupcake, frosted with red-tinted cherry frosting
- 1 green gummy straw (for the cherry ‘stem’)
- jelly beans
- 1 large cake board
Place the 10 chocolate cupcakes onto the cake board. Form them into an upside down triangle, to form the ‘cone’. Take the 9 pink frosted cupcakes and place them above the chocolate cupcakes to form the ‘ice cream’. Top each pink cupcake with 3-4 jelly beans. Place the red frosted cupcake at the top, to act as the ‘cherry’. Cut one green gummy straw in half, and then place it into the red cupcake, to form the ‘cherry stem’.