I was always fascinated by those cone cakes we used to get in India in almost every bakery. I was thinking of making these cakes from long time and finally the day has come.
I used store bought cake mix to make cake and made the cake batter as per the package instructions.Then filled empty ice cream cones with cake batter till almost full and leaving about 1"space at the top so that cake fluffs up like ice cream stuffed in a cone and placed these cones in a muffin pan , baked for 40 Min's or until knife inserted in the centre of a cake comes out clean. While baking, batter may spill out for some cones.But after cones are fully baked, just take off those extra cake spills .The cone will still be nice and firm.For the icing,I used butter cream icing omitting shortening.If using shortening like Crisco,instead of 1 cup butter use 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup shortening.( I would recommend using shortening)
1 cup unsalted butter softened
4 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp milk (to make medium consistency icing)
To prepare icing,Beat butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and beat sugar adding one cup at a time while scrapping the edges of bowl in between.Add 1 tsp milk in between for easier flow.Take 1 cup icing in a bowl and add desired colour with a new tooth pick.Do not use the same tooth pick again in the colour bottle.Use a new tooth pick each and every time for each colour .
To ice the cakes,let them cool completely.
Take a strong zip top bag ,drop desired tip into one edge cut the edge of the bag and pump out the icing after frosting the cakes with desired colour.
Note:Does anybody know if shortening is available in India and what it is called or else can somebody share any other icing recipe which doesn't need shortening.
Home tip from Mom to Moms:If your kids spill cream on carpet gently take off the cream with a spoon or knife first.Then,sprinkle "Windex" on tissue paper and dab on the stain in batches .It worked for me - no stain no blot.