Microphone cupcake question

ynnejMay 18, 2012

I would like to make these for my boys' rock star birthday party, but I want the cone to be black and the top to be silver. I've found silver sprinkles, and of course, the little ball type. Which kind would you choose? Also, how in the world will I be able to turn the cones black? I would think I could dye them, but how?

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maddielee

Airbrush with food color?

Test the cones first. That type of cone can get soggy in a hurry.

ML

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 1:40PM
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centralcacyclist

What about using the other style cone and wrapping them in paper.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cone wrap template.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 1:46PM
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chi83

You can airbrush it with edible paint. Amerimist and Duff's brand makes some. Wilton makes a black color mist too, but I think in general black is going to be difficult. At best you'll end up with a grayish color and it might taste weird with all that color.

Probably the easiest thing would be to dip it in very dark chocolate but that would be really messy when people are holding it.

Maybe buy some black fondant, roll it out thin and roll it around the cone? That would be my choice.

I would use sprinkles over the balls but then again I go for taste over how it looks and I don't like the crunch! Good luck, they are cute! Please post pics when you're done.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 1:50PM
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ynnej

I really like the dark chocolate idea, but they are toddlers- yikes! Maybe I could dip the top part of the cone, then have the rest wrapped so they can hold it? Or dip the whole cone, but wrap the bottom half. I wonder if it would cause a melty mess underneath the wrapping?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 5:09PM
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centralcacyclist

You could make your chocolate ice cream cones. Here is a blog with some how to.

There may be a better recipe or method out there. I did a quick search.

Here is a link that might be useful: DIY chocolate cones.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 5:20PM
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Bizzo

Don't they still cell chocolate cones? Brown, not black, but.. .

Since they are toddlers, I like the idea of wrapping the cone in black paper! But how old toddlers... will they eat the paper? LOL

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 5:47PM
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lindac

Toddlers should not have a mouth full of silver ball sprinkles....
I would try for the look below.....with the part you hold being a cardboard tube wrapped in silver paper, with a tall round piece of cake on top, covered with black or chocolate sprinkles ( or dipped in chocolate that hardens when refrigerated) and a piece of licorice whip on the bottom for the cord.

Here is a link that might be useful: microphone

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 6:18PM
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ynnej

Barnmom, thank you for looking that up, they look really yummy and might be an option if I can figure out how to make them into the right shape. Bizzo- I'm not sure if they would eat the papers! But we'll be watching them at all times, so if they start to, we'll just have to yank them out of their mouths and listen to a whole lot of crying- nothing new! Lindac, the ball sprinkles I was looking at were very small, the same size as the rainbow ones that come on donuts- would that still be a concern? I've never used or even had ball sprinkles so I don't know much about them. I like the licorice whip idea.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:04PM
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ruthanna_gw

My first thought was those chocolate wafers that are used for that stack cake with the whipped cream. They are very dark brown in color.

You could pulverize them in a food processor, brush the cones with beaten egg whites, roll them in the chocolate crumbs, and bake them for a few minutes to dry out the egg white and adhere the crumbs.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 8:56PM
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cynic

I hate those ball things. They're like biting into rocks. I vote sprinkles!

For the cones, I think I'd either make a waffle cone or more likely just go with the regular sugar cone. It's actually closer to a real microphone than a chocolate color would be. Yes there's a few black microphones often with yellow windscreens but most professional mics are that "gunmetal" color, gray-like. And for another effect, I'd go one step farther and put some black licorice whips on the cones for a mic cord.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 9:30PM
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dcarch7

If I was doing this, I would be trying to make the mike using Liquorice candies. They are shiny and black.

I will be crazy enough to get a mini wireless FM microphone (about $15.00) and bury it in one of the mike cupcakes. Imagine you can sing into a cupcake mike and it would actually work like a real microphone!

dcarch

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 10:09PM
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annie1992

LOL, dcarch, kids would love to play with you!

I also vote sprinkles and I know I've purchased chocolate ice cream cones before, they come in a box of all different colors, though.

Most of all, have fun.

Annie

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 11:29PM
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ynnej

Thank you all. Dcarch, I can only imagine what your creative mind would come up with! You are welcome here as a party planner/caterer any time! Ruthanna, your idea is amazing as well.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2012 at 11:38PM
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dreamhouse1

I have seen the colored spray for icing, but I don't know if it is available in black. I think it's called 'color mist'.

Michaels has silver sprinkles and flecks that may be better for the toddlers as well.

Very cute idea!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 5:41PM
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magothyrivergirl

These are cute - fun idea for a kid's party!

Here is a link that might be useful: Microphone cones

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 8:07PM
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ynnej

They are SO darn cute! Unfortunately, I am having a heck of a time finding those mini cones. Joy, the company that makes them, doesn't sell them online but does tell you where you can find them- for me, that would be a Walmart an hour and a half away. But I like that pic so much I may just have to do it! And with the cone dipped in chocolate and the licorice whip cord on TOP of a cupcake- oh, I can just see them now. You are all awesome, thanks!

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 8:25PM
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lpinkmountain

Keep it simple. I'd look to find chocolate cones, I too know I have eaten some, lol! It doesn't have to be too realistic looking anyway, to a toddler, with a little coaxing, a spoon is a microphone!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 9:13AM
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chi83

I found some Oreo ice cream cones at the below link. It looks like they are available from several online places but I don't know if a regular grocery store would have them anymore. They aren't completely black but I think they would look nice!

Here is a link that might be useful: Oreo Ice Cream Cones

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 11:32AM
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ynnej

Thanks, Chi!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 6:53PM
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