Barbara's Beat: MOMtreprenuer Baker of the Day: Lindsay Ann's Snow Cone cupcakes

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MOMtreprenuer Baker of the Day: Lindsay Ann's Snow Cone cupcakes

Photo Credit: Dollhouse Bake Shoppe
I love snow cones, but these don't melt. It's hard to believe, but these are cupcakes. I think they are perfect for any summer party.

Lindsay Ann, winner of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars” series premiere and as seen on the "Cupcake Wars Champions" special, and founder of Dollhouse Bake Shoppe, offers step-by-step decorating tutorials about her creations. She submitted this one to Celebrations.



Ingredients
Pineapple Cupcakes
Cherry Flavored Frosting
Red, Yellow, and Blue Sanding Sugar
Styrofoam Cups
Straws and Plastic Spoon (optional)
Directions
Bake pineapple cupcakes (or fruity flavor of your choice) as directed in a standard muffin/cupcake pan. While cupcakes cool add cherry flavor (or fruity extract of your choice) to prepared frosting. Get creative with your cupcakes and try mixing your favorite summertime flavors, such as coconut/pineapple or raspberry/lemon. A fruity flavored cream cheese frosting works great!

Frost cupcakes with a spatula or knife, creating a smooth dome shape. Pour red, yellow, and blue sanding sugar onto 3 small plates or bowls, for a traditional snow cone look. You can also top your entire cupcake in a single color of sanding sugar, or even do half and half with two colors.

Roll one side of your cupcake into red sanding sugar, covering 1/3 of your cupcake. Roll the opposite side in blue sanding sugar, leaving a strip of exposed frosting down the middle.

Sprinkle yellow sanding sugar down the middle, with a spoon or by hand. Make sure the entire cupcake is covered with sanding sugars and no frosting is left uncovered. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

Place your cupcake in a styrofoam cup. Add a straw and plastic spoon if desired. You can also use authentic cone shaped snow cone cups with colored straws, which can be found at WalMart or online. (If you use paper cone cups, you can even bake your cupcakes right in the cup!)

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12 comments :

ChicnSavvy said...

WOW how fun, they really look like Snow Cones!!

blueviolet said...

Those are darling!

Lindsay Ann said...

Barbara, thank you so much for featuring me! I got a notice in my email to check out this post and was so happy to see you enjoyed it.

Shop with Me Mama said...

Those are totally adorable!!! I am going to try this!

Cariann said...

adorable! I can totally see these for a summer birthday party... actually I have one coming up next month and think this would be perfect.

Emmi said...

how cute!

Jill said...

OK, so it is not the season for these but what a great idea and fun for a summer party or end of school party! Thanks!

Kim Bartlett said...

These are adorable! Going to have to give them a go. The Pineapple cake recipe sounds yummy as well - thanks for sharing.

MELISSA said...

This is perfect I was going to buy a snow cone maker (for kids) for my daughters bday. Now I think I will rent a large one for the party and make this into a theme. AWESOME!

polly said...

this would be a fun snack for my grandson & us making them together! cute idea...thanks for the recipie!

Becca S said...

Oh My goodness - they look so much like snowcones! How adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

fee roberts said...

These look like real snow cones! It would make a great April Fools trick on the kids!