Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You Scream, I Scream.....

My friend Jac is a fun Mom. For 2 years now, I have loved that she made one of my favourite childhood treats - the ice cream cone cupcake - for her oldest little Mouse to take to school to share with her friends for her birthday. For 2 years, I have been telling her to make them in the microwave. For 2 years, she has ignored my ever-so-helpful tip (that she did not ask for, by the way.) Actually, I think a more accurate description might be 1 year of ignoring, 1 year of trying my unsolicited advice only to create a small disaster in the microwave. (Sorry about that, Jac!)

Anyway, for 2 years I've been waiting anxiously to be a similarly fun Mom and make ice cream cone cupcakes for Talia to share with her little friends. The time is now. Behold, the Ice Cream Cone Cupcake:

Too bad that since this picture was taken, the cones have softened and they have all fallen in on top of themselves, before Talia could take them to daycare tomorrow. Sigh. (And I didn't even make them in the microwave!!!) At least we still had these adorable little mini cupcakes to share with Playgroup this morning:

Too bad our 2 year old friend Olivia "helped" us by tossing them down the stairs, resulting in the cupcakes turning into one cupcake-icing-sprinkles ball in the corner of a tupperware dish. Double sigh.

Birthday Week is not exactly off to a roaring start, baking-wise. Dear Baby Jesus, please let the Elmo cake turn out.


Mommy Mouse: said...

I love that you think I'm a fun mom, haha. And I'm really sorry your cupcakes didn't turn out. If I lived closer, I would totally come over and we could bake them (in the oven!) together.

Give that little bug of yours a big birthday hug from all of us at the Mouse House.

Love, Mommy Mouse

Jennifer said...

In my recipe-finding adventures, I found ice cream cone cupcakes and thought they were pretty cool.

It sounds as though Birthday Week is adventurous, to say the least. Between baking and Poison Control, you're keeping busy.

Elmo will be fantastic!

shannon said...

Wha? People make them in the oven? My mom always made them in the microwave too. Is there any trick to keeping them rounded on top? Dish it out ladies!

T Mc Q said...

I know, right, Shan?!?

You put the batter in the muffin tins and then put the cones upside down on top of them. Then you bake them like you would regular cupcakes (the batter rises and fills up the cone as it cookes) and curse a lot while taking them out of the pans, and fix any mangled ones with icing. HA!

Amber said...

I've been thinking about making these for Aiyana's second birthday. It's a perfect cupcake for a two year old.