Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes for the 4th

These patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes are the perfect 4th of July cupcakes for those very occasions when it’s time to pop and sparkle.

surprise patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes for 4th of july cut in half and laying on a wooden table with two additional ice cream cone cupcakes in the background

Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love to go all out for our Independence Day party every year. This year, we’re piling our 4th of July dessert table high with all sorts of fun party cupcakes

One of the kids’ all-time favorites are these easy patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes. They’re so cute and fun to make. The kids can help, so grab them and let’s get started.

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Tips to Make this 4th of July Dessert

  • Let the cupcakes cool completely before trying to frost them. Warm frosting runs and well, it doesn’t look too great. 
  • If you want to purchase cupcakes, do so. If you don’t, I love our Lazy Girl’s Cupcakes because they’re super simple and always come out great. 
  • Want to take the red, white, and blue a bit farther? Use a bit of food spray on the cone or vanilla ice cream. 
  • These look great when served in a tiered cupcake stand because the cone catches in the bottom. You can find these on Amazon or at the craft stores (in the cake section).
  • The little ones LOVED the star sprinkles and if you can find gold ones, it really adds quite a bit of sparkle to these July 4th cupcake cones.
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How to Make Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial. If you’re making a 4th of July dessert ideas playlist on YouTube, here is our patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes video tutorial.

Yield: 24

Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

surprise patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes for 4th of july cut in half and laying on a wooden table with two additional ice cream cone cupcakes in the background

When the fireworks start popping, it's time for a fun 4th of July dessert! These patriotic ice cream cone cupcakes are the perfect 4th of July cupcakes for those very occasions when it's time to pop and sparkle.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven and mix cake mix according to package instructions.
  2. Divide the batter evenly into three bowls. In one bowl, mix in half the red gelatin mix and stir. In another bowl, mix in one half of the blue gelatin mix. Stir to combine. Leave the final bowl as-is. photo tutorial of how to prepare white and blue cupcake batter for patriotic cupcakes
  3. Place an ice cream cone into the muffin tin and secure in place with foil around the bottom. Repeat with as many cones as needed.
  4. Layer the colors of mix so they reach no more than three-quarters of the cone: one tablespoon blue cake mix, followed by white, then red. Use a toothpick to smooth the cake mix to create an even(ish) layer. Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool. photo tutorial of how to prepare cones and add batter to july 4th cupcakes
  5. While the cupcakes are baking, make the icing: whip together shortening and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment. Slowly add powdered sugar and milk, alternating between the two. 
  6. Using a large star tip, create an ice cream swirl on top of each cone. Top with red, white, and blue star sprinkles.photo tutorial of how to make ice cream cone cupcakes

Notes

Supplies: I used a star tip (get the one I love here).

For more awesome 4th of July dessert ideas, visit RufflesandRainBoots.com

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 1gSugar: 55gProtein: 6g

All nutrition information is estimated. Please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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