To celebrate the coming of summer, I decided to do something wild and crazy for my nephew’s 3rd birthday party – I scream “cone dupli-cake”! The thing that makes this wild and crazy is the real scoop of ice cream on top of the cake cone. It’s not one of the hardest I’ve done, but it looks pretty cool.
I decided to broaden my cake repertoire, so tried making lemon blueberry and lemon poppy seed cakes. It turned out pretty well and will become one of my staples! I made a lemon blackberry sauce to complement the vanilla ice cream and a cream cheese frosting for the cakes.
For the cone cake itself, I ended up using three 6×3 round cakes (I had made 4 just in case). For the top cone, I used two 8×2 round cakes. I stacked the cakes to form the cone and used a wooden dowel to stabilize it.
For the ice cream scoop on top, I lined a mixing bowl with plastic wrap and spread softened vanilla ice cream inside. I froze the ice cream in the mixing bowl until it was ready to use. When the birthday boy was ready for his cake, I took the ice cream out and placed it on top of the cake. For serving ease, I put the ice cream back into the bowl and just scooped it out when serving with the cake. I drizzled the lemon blackberry sauce on the vanilla ice cream for pizzaz.