We've Never Seen an Ice Cream Cake Like This!

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There's no better dessert than a tall, cool, creamy ice cream cone on a hot summer day! Childhood memories are built brick by brick on ice cream treats — and this super cute and simple ice cream cone cake decorating tutorial just might steal the show.

How to make an incredible ice cream cone-shaped cake

You will need:

  • Vanilla cake baked and cooled in a baking sheet pan
  • Large circle cookie cutter or round cake ring
  • Serrated knife for trimming your cake
  • Offset spatula
  • Cake board or baking sheet pan covered in craft paper
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • Gel food color in pink and green
  • Three piping bags fitted with an open circle tip and a Wilton 4B tip
  • Sprinkles and chocolate chips
  • A fresh cherry or maraschino cherry

Step 1:

    Bake and cool your cake according to recipe instructions.

    Step 2:

    Once your cake is completely cooled, use your cake ring or large circle cutter to punch out circles of cake.

    Step 3:

    Using the same cake ring or circle cutter as a guide, cut out an ice cream cone shape from the remainder of the cake; use the cake ring to cut a half circle shape.

    Step 4:

    Place a sheet of heavy-duty craft paper cut to size on top of an overturned baking pan. This will act as your cake board/work surface.

    Step 5:

    Make your buttercream and divide it into three bowls. Leave one white and tint the other two pink and mint green using tiny amounts of gel food coloring.

    Step 6:

    Begin to assemble your ice cream cone! Using a dab of buttercream, adhere the "cone" shape to the makeshift cake board.

    Add the first circle cake — nestle the edge of the circle cake right up to the cone.

    Continue building the cone to the top.

    Step 7:

    Using your piping bag fitted with an open circle tip, create a classic swirl by starting from the outer edge of the circle cake and working your way in.

    Step 8:

    On the second cake, use a Wilton 4B tip fitted piping bag filled with the pink buttercream and pipe drop stars all over the cake.

    Step 9:

    On the top cake, use an open circle tip to pipe a classic swirl, the same as you did with the white cake. This time, use your offset spatula and smooth out the buttercream.

    Step 10:

    Finish your cake with a dusting of sprinkles on the first cake layer, followed by chocolate chips on the mint green layer to resemble chocolate chip mint ice cream. On the very top, place a fresh cherry or a maraschino cherry! (You could also make a cherry out of pink or red colored fondant.)

    If you want to truly rock an ice cream –themed party, serve up this cake with a build-your-own-sundae station or homemade ice cream sandwiches!

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