Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mini Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Tomorrow will make three weeks since I've published a post, and I haven't commented on many of my favorite blogs either. Sorry about that. In that time, I've traveled to my daughter's home in Texas and had a wonderful visit with her, my son-in-law and my grandchildren, for about ten days:)
(I've also been pre-occupied with a family matter, but I will get to that at the end of this post.)*
I have been home for five days, but couldn't seem to muster up the wherewithal to bake and blog!?! Then I remembered these cute little mini cones that flew home with me from Texas:) I bought them specifically to make faux ice cream cone cake pops.  I found these cute sugar cone cake pops by Miss Candiquik awhile ago, and have been wanting to make some ever since.
I'm so glad I did! Besides being yummy, they were a lot of fun to make and not too labor intensive.  I know it might be too late to whip some up for Independence Day, but they would be a perfect treat for any summer day!

Mini Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
 
Ingredients:
1 box of white cake mix
1 package mini ice cream cones
Sprinkles
Red m&m's
Red, white and blue gel food coloring (or any colors you'd like:))
10-16 ounces of candy melts
16 ounce tub of cream cheese frosting

Directions:
Prepare cake mix and divide evenly into three separate bowls.
Add a different color of  food coloring to each bowl and mix thoroughly.
Pour each into a separate, small cake pan and bake cakes according to package directions.
Let cakes cool for 5-10 minutes in their pans, then remove from pans and let cool completely.
Crumble each cake into fine crumbs and set aside in bowls.
Add about 1/4 cup-1/2 cup of icing to each bowl and mix thoroughly. You want to add enough frosting to make the cake crumbs stick together, but not mushy.
Take a small ball of cake mix from each bowl and mix together to form a multi-colored cake ball the size of a mini scoop of ice cream:)
Set the cake balls on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator to chill.
According to package directions melt the candy melts in a deep dish.
Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator and place on your work surface. Have the mini cones and sprinkles nearby.
Dip each cake ball in the melted candy until completely covered.
Using a fork, lift it out of the chocolate and place on the top of the mini ice cream cone. (You may want to first dip the rim of each cone in the melted candy to help the cake ball adhere to it.)
Decorate with the sprinkles and place the red m&m on top.
Set aside to dry completely.  ENJOY!

Happy 4th of July!

 My boy with his boys

*The issue that has consumed me of late is my son Jesse. About two weeks ago, out of nowhere, my 26 year old, otherwise healthy son, experienced a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), or mini stroke. It lasted about two hours. At the onset, he immediately went to the ER, where he was given lots of tests, and was released the next night. He has no risk factors, all of the tests proved negative, and he was not given any meds.  Unfortunately, he went on to have two more TIA's within the next few days, though they were less severe, and shorter in duration.  He now has more tests scheduled.  He lives in another state so I feel sort of out of the loop.
I pray and hope that the doctors will administer the correct test(s) and discover what the problem is so that it can be remedied.

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58 comments:

  1. Sounds very yummy for this cone! Thanks.
    anyway, how adorable looking kids :)

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  2. TIA's are scary...sure hope they find the cause soon!

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  3. Those cones are so cute! And I hope your son is OK.

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  4. Oh Sue I'm so sorry to hear of your son's medical issues and can imagine how worried you and the family are. Praying right along with you that the correct tests are run so that the cause of Jesse's TIA's are determined and therefore, treated.
    That is a beautiful picture of him and his son's and your little mini 4th of July cones are sweet. Wishing you a wonderful Independence Day and sincere best wishes for Jesse and his young family in the days to come.

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    1. Thank you so much, Paula. I appreciate your prayers and kind words.

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  5. Sue, I'm so sorry to hear about your son. If I can suggest, have them look closely to his heart, even doing an echo cardiogram. We have a dear friend, she was 26 when she had a stroke, otherwise a healthy, marathon runner. After much testing, they found that one of her valves were narrow and cause blood clots to form. She's alive but with some disabilities due to the stroke, but the risk of more has diminished.
    I love the cake cones and will look for mini ones here...I know my grands will love them when they come for "Camp Mimi's" in a few weeks. Gentle thoughts are with you, dear friend, XOXO

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I appreciate the info. He is scheduled for a 24 hour EKG. Hopefully that will shed some light on the problem.

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  6. Oh Sue. I have praying and thinking about your son and your family for the last few weeks. I hope that things are resolved and things get back to normal. We'll continue to pray. Best wishes to all of you. Keep us posted.

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    1. Thanks for your kindness and prayers, Bonnie.

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  7. Sue my thoughts are with you and your family Xx
    Your cake pop icecreams are adorable and thank you for taking the time to share them even with everything that has been going on in your life.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The baking has been a nice diversion:)

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  8. That is so frightening, Sue. No wonder you haven't felt in the mood to blog, or to bake. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

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  9. I have missed you and your blog posts, but completely understand why you had to take time off. How scary for you, your son and family. I will for sure be praying that the doctors will find the cause and will be able to treat him soon.
    Love the little cones, they will be a perfect treat anytime!

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  10. My heart goes out to you and your family during this hard time my friend. Know that your son is in my wishes and I hope everything is ok.

    Lots of love and good wishes
    Uru

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  11. Oh Sue, I'm thinking about you and your family. What a horrible thing to have to go through. ((Hugs))

    *And these cake pops are SOOOOO cute!

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  12. Oh dear! I hope that your son is recovering well. Hope too that everything goes well for you and your family...

    As always, your creations is always amazing! These ice cream cake pops are so cute. Love the 4th of July colour combination :D

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  13. Hello Sue, i really hope your son would recover really soon. Be strong and keep your faith :)

    Btw, your cake pops looks so cute and delicious too, so perfect for the occasion. Happy 4th!

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  14. Happy 4th of July to you and your gorgeous family Sue!!

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  15. I hope the doctor finds out the real cause behind the stroke and Jess recovers soon!
    The pops look great!

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  16. Big hugs,Sue. I know it's hard to watch loved ones go through medical issues, especially when so young. Your family will be in my prayers!!

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    1. Much appreciated, Cindy! Thanks.

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  17. Sue I am praying for you. I can't imagine how it must hurt to not be near to your baby and your grandbabies during this time.

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  18. Thinking of you and hope the docs figure out the cause. Heart stuff is scary, i definitely know that! Cones are so cute too!

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  19. As a mother my heart goes out with you. I will be having your family and your son in my prayers and hope that everything turns out negative in those test.
    Sending you hugs.

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  20. Your little cones look so cute! I want to find those cones!!! Now I'm on a mission to find them =o)

    I'm so sorry to hear about your son. That is awful! You and your family are in my prayers!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Erin! I found the mini cones at Walmart...Good luck!

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  21. sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way Sue!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/bright-ideas-for-summer/ Have a fabulous rest of the weekend!

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  22. Oh my gosh Sue! I can't even imagine. You must be beside yourself and having him be in a different state leaves you feeling helpless which is just the worst feeling to deal with. I'm so sorry. Your son is a gorgeous young man and has two beautiful babies of his own. I pray that the medical team will figure out what is going on and he will heal quickly. Please feel free to contact me if you need to talk or vent or if there's anything I can do. I'm sorry you are going through this. Cristin

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    1. Cristin,
      Thank you very much for your kind words! It's good to know I can contact you if need be:) You are so sweet!

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  23. Oh my these little cones look amazing...but not as lovely as your boy with his sweeties...thank you so much for visiting me..your comments are always so sweet. xoxo

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  24. There is nothing worse than knowing your child is unwell. PLEASE know you and your boy are in my prayers! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Janet! I appreciate your prayers.

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  25. Oh, Sue..your son is in my prayers. What a scary thing to happen to such a young man. I hope they quickly find the cause of these mini-strokes and fix it, so he can have many, many more of your beautiful treats (like these amazing mini ice cream cones), and a long, healthy life with his wife and beautiful boys. *hugs xxxx*

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    1. Thank you very much, my friend:)

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  26. Oh my...these mini ice cream cone cake pops are adorable and so much fun. I love that you make them so festive for the fall. Will see if I have time to make some for my baby girl's b-day this weekend with pink and pastel colors. :)

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  27. mini cones?!? I need to get some of those! This is so cute... my girls would go nuts!

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  28. great ice cream cone pops, they are adorable.
    I hope your son is doing better and they find out what is wrong, that is so scary!

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  29. Sue, I check in on your blog but don't leave comments because I don't blog myself any more. I'm so sorry to learn about your son. I hope the doctors discover what is causing the problem quickly. One of my daughters experienced a similar thing at age 23- it's never happened again. Life can be so strange. Best to you- Cristie

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    1. Hi Cristie,
      Sorry this reply is so late! It's so good to hear from you; I miss your blog:( I assume it has been awhile since your daughter has been 23, so that is very encouraging. Thanks for sharing and passing on that information to me. Jesse hasn't had anymore episodes, but is still going through tests. Hopefully it won't happen again. With warm regards to you, your daughter and the rest of your family.

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