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Ice Cream Cone Santa Hat Cupcakes – A Kids Food Craft for Christmas!

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  • Author: Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living
  • Yield: 24 1x


  • 1 box Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs (as called for on the cake mix box)
  • 1 cup Water  (as called for on the cake mix box)
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil  (as called for on the cake mix box)
  • 24 Sugar Cones
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup Red Candy Melts
  • Red Sparkling Sugar


  • Make cupcakes according to directions.
  • Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and add vanilla.
  • Mix in the sugar one cup at a time.
  • Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
  • Tranfer icing to the corner of large size zipper bag, try to minimaize trapped air and close. Clip a small piece off the corner to pipe.
  • Heat Red Candy Chips by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  • Coat each cone by rolling in melted candy.
  • Place on rack and sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • Allow to set.
  • Ice the top of the cupcake.
  • Place a candy cone on top of each.
  • Pipe icing in a ring around the top of each cupcake.
  • Pipe a ball at the end of the cone.

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