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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Recipe for Fun!

Welcome to Poetry Friday!  Today’s host is Liz at Liz Steinglass. Click over to her site where you’ll find a wealth of poetry-loving people, who are sharing that love with all of us.

A Poetry Challenge for NaPoMo

This year I had decided to participate in National Poetry Month by posting a poem that I had written with a food theme, each Friday of April. I’ve enjoyed stretching my writing muscles in this way, so I’m planning to continue posting on Fridays in this way. For now, I’m enjoying the food theme and have gone down the “rabbit hole” of food, family, and recipes.  This has me looking deeper into my family, memories, and my family’s history and heritage.

Me and my brother, Jeremy

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

When I was a kid, I loved it when my mom made Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. It was always so much fun eating them. I'm pretty sure she made them for me to take to school for a birthday celebration. Of course, since my birthday was in July, I brought them in the last week of school. Mom would also make them for my actual birthday and sometimes that would be a slumber party. Eating cupcakes in the form of an ice Cream Cone was always extra special. 

Naturally, I had to make them for my own girls. These cupcakes were a staple in our house. Birthdays, just for fun days, lemonade stand days, girl days, a fun activity to do with our cousins day, and even for snack days at school. On those days, we substituted a muffin recipe for the cupcake version. 

My daughter Sarah making them a couple weeks ago.

Recipe for Fun

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Snack days
Lemonade~stand days
Just~for~fun days

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Favorite cake mix
Fill cones
just to the brim
Bake and cool

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Waiting is so hard
Frosting on top
Lots of sprinkles
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

My girls and my nieces baking ice cream cone cupcakes

Me and all my little bakers.

Flat bottom ice cream cones
Cake mix 

  1. Make cake mix according to package directions. 
  2. Spoon batter into ice cream cones, leaving about ½ an inch from the top of the Cone. 
  3. Carefully arrange cones inside muffin tin for baking. 
  4. Bake according to package directions. 
  5. Allow ice Cream Cone Cupcakes to cool thoroughly. 
  6. Frost Cupcakes and embellish with sprinkles. 
  7. Enjoy eating an ice Cream Cone cupcake anytime of year for any occasion!  
  8. Read a great book while eating your ice cream cones. 

Here are some of my favorite cupcake books!


  1. I totally want to make these! Thanks for the yummy post :-)

  2. Love the repetition in your poem...and I would like one with extra frosting, please!

  3. What a fun memory! I had these as a kid, too, but I don't think Mom ever made them!

  4. Yes, I like the repetition too! I think we'll have to give these a try. I think you and I had the same hairstyle as kids. :)

  5. What a wonderful family tradition! I feel like I missed out all those years just having plain ol' cake and ice cream.