|Okay I took so many pictures of these things, then I thought to myself. "Self do people really put sauce and sprinkles and cherries on their ice cream cones?" And the answer was, "I don't know." So for what it's worth, all ice cream cones should be this cute.
And Mom, if you are reading this, Lynda did it.
That is all.
I have been promising cake balls to Pork Chop for a while. Which really makes no sense as he is not going to eat them I bet. But I made these because he seems to love ice cream cones. Not actual ice cream cones, but the cone cone. Does that make any sense at all? No, well what else is new with that child.
|These were the adorable mini cones, which you sort of had to scrape the seam off the bottom or else they fell over. Stupid cone seams!
Anyway, he loves to eat the cones, and I had seen these last year, I think I actually bought them last year, don't tell. I buy things and think "these will make some great treats!" Then I forget about them, or pass them by and they expire, but you know, I am getting better. So anyway, I made ice cream cone cake balls before using the actual pointy cones, but they were a pain, and hard to serve and what not. So these, the flat bottom ones were perfect! I figured I would be the first ever to use them, and I don't know if they even make them like this in other parts of the world.
I choose to believe that they are just here in my little area, no where else. And if they are, I don't want to know. It would depress me and make me want to go shopping or something. So you know, I have issues.
Also I read the box, they still had a good year before they expired, score!
|I took them all out, because how dumb would it have been to take one out at a time. And I wanted you to see the stupid cone seam that I hate. It's evil.
And just so you know, he left the mixing bowl in the sink for me, day old hard cake batter does not save you time.
Touche Hubby, touche.
|See how crazy I am, I set everything up and took a blurry picture and you can even see my drink in there. I go no where in my house without my drink. Well almost no where; don't ask.
|Stubby finger action shot.
|I want to say something clever but dirty here about only dipping half of your ball, but I got nothing. Sorry.
|At this point, if you didn't deal with those cone seams, you may start pulling your hair out. Or eat the ones that fell over. However you deal with your problems is up to you.
|I have nothing to say about this picture, but I took it, so you need to see it.
So I crumbled up my cake and added just enough frosting to get it to hold together then I used a mini ice cream scoop to make my cake balls. I wanted to not roll them, but I thought that if I did not roll them they may not stick inside the cone as well. So I rolled them. Then popped them in the freezer while I tided up and got everything ready.
And I don't know if you ever notice how I point out I tidy up now and then, but if I write it, it has to be true.
Now I hate working with white chocolate so decided all my ice cream was going to be chocolate. And chocolate is the only kind of ice cream you should ever eat really. So I melted my candy wafers in the microwave and set out a sheet of wax paper. I took out a few cake balls at a time then dipped the bottom half of them in the chocolate then set them in the cones and left them to dry.
|I think I may need to hire a hand model.
|Could you imagine the ad? "Wanted, one hand model to dip my balls while I take pictures." That could get interesting.
|Almost done, and they could just be finished at this, but I needed to use sprinkles, so I could not leave them like this.
Also in real life, no fruit should ever touch my desert, ever. So even though it looks like strawberry sauce, it better not be. Or else.
|Ok so here is the set up, I have found that coffee filters are great at catching sprinkles without making them bounce out and on the floor like if you use a bowl or plate. That is until you try to pour them back into the container and drop the filter. Not that that happened or anything. Stupid sprinkles.
|So I pipped on the pink then I decorated, but I figured out after this one if you shake the thing after you put the chocolate on it settles and looks nicer.
|See how cute? And that my friends is why chocolate is better than fruit. I know that makes no real sense but I had to say it anyway.
|My little cone army. Do they have cone army's? Well they totally should.
|We will call him Sargent Pinky. No idea why, I feel like today I am in one of those moods, so you should probably just disregard all the comments so far.
|And this, well that was the one I ate. Because Pork Chop looked at it and said "No thanks." And then I killed him and ate it myself.