Truly the best of both worlds. Williams-Sonoma's Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pans are a fun bit of deception. What looks like an tray of ordinary ice cream cones is really a batch of yellow cupcakes, buttercream-iced to look like they are topped with ice cream.
We would use these for outdoor parties, when it was too hot to serve ice cream, and not just to kids. These pans are just $32.00, make six cupcakes at a time, and are cast-aluminum with a nonstick finish. A rolled fondant kit provides the personalization on top.
These would be super-easy from a mix, but we also like the notion of making David Lebovitz's Black-Bottom cupcakes with them. That creamy centre really lends itself to the illusion of ice cream.