After making easy Fruit Dip and Peanut Butter Hummus, I was really due for a good challenge. My friend’s Valentine’s Day Girls Night Out party was coming up and was the perfect opportunity to bust out something super cute. These Cake Pop Sundae Cones are basically the definition of super cute.
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was about how they turned out! I took close to 100 pictures of them. I just love them!
These were definitely not quick or easy, but they were actually a lot easier than I thought they would be. The “sauce” that goes on top means that your pops don’t have to be dipped all the way around, which makes them much easier to deal with than your standard cake pop. If you have a few hours to dedicate to these, they are definitely worth trying. I promise you can do it!
Cake Pop Sundae Cones
Strawberry Cake – Baked (store-bought cake mix, baked using the directions on the box and cooled)
~1/2 cup cream cheese frosting
24 regular size sugar cones (keep the boxe[s] they come in)
White almond bark or candy melts
Pink and/or red candy melts
Start by making your standard cake ball. Crumble your cake, stir in enough frosting to make a dough just firm enough to form a ball and then roll into balls the size of ping pong balls. (It totally looks like Play-Doh, right!?)
The next step is turning your sugar cones into mini sugar cones. I thought this was going to be really hard — it was not. Sugar cones are a lot more durable than you might think. I didn’t break a single one. The trick is to use a sawing motion and work your way around the cone. You aren’t going to to be able to cut straight down like you would if you were slicing a loaf of bread.
Then use the knife to cut small holes into the box the sugar cones came in. This serves as a stand that you will need to use throughout the process.
Then gather your supplies. You want everything close when you start to build and decorate.
Use a sucker stick and poke it part way into a cake ball. Dip in melted white candy melts/almond bark, leaving the top portion uncovered. Immediately place on top of prepared cone. Pull out the sucker stick and scatter a few sprinkles on the wet candy. (I left some of mine un-sprinkled) Return to stand to dry.
Notice that the top of all the pops are still bare cake. This is okay and encouraged. The soft spot on top helps give the conversation heart something to stick in to.
Then melt your pink and/or red candy melts. Using a spoon, make a small puddle on top of each pop. I used the spoon to make it drip in certain places to make it look more relastic. Immediately, place a conversation heart on top.
I had some extra cake balls, so I tried out an ice cream sundae using the top half of one of the cones. How stinking cute!?
I thought really hard about how to serve these. I couldn’t make these adorable Sundae cones and then just serve them in a Tupperware! So I bought these little heart containers from Michael’s that were on sale for 99 cents. I filled the bottom 2 inches with uncooked white rice and then topped it with conversation hearts. How festive!
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