I recently had the opportunity to make some super fun Unicorn Dipped Ice Cream Cones Party Favors for my little ones’ Medieval themed birthday party. Of course after I’d finished with them I got about a dozen more RSVP’s for the party, leaving me super behind on the goody bags!
Luckily, I still had plenty of the raw materials, but this time I felt like doing something a bit new and different. I really love the simple and understated glamour of gold and white, and it is a great color combination for a grown up unicorn party, so I decided to go with that for the extras.
These gold and white dipped ice cream cones are perfect for your white and gold baby shower or bridal shower, for DIY wedding favors, or any gold and white themed party. And they are so quick and easy to make!
You will need:
- 12 Cake style ice cream cones
- 1/2 cup White candy melts
- 1 tsp. Coconut oil or shortening
- Gold sprinkles
- Parchment paper or a cookie sheet for drying
Your first job is to lay out your ingredients and bowls. I used Wilton’s white candy melts, and Cake Mate decorating cake gems. You’ll want a bowl for your melts, and a bowl for your sprinkles. I use my small Pyrex glass bowls for projects like these, but you can use anything microwave safe.
You’ll also want something to put these on to dry, like parchment paper or a plate. The sprinkles will rest on the surface, so it doesn’t really need to be non-stick. Another option here is to use a small dish filled with rice or beans so that you can stand these up. This definitely helps the drips to stay picturesque. I didn’t have time to set that up for these cones, but you can see how I did it in my Unicorn Horn Ice Cream Cones post.
You’ll need about 1/2 cup of candy melts to do a dozen ice cream cones (you might have some left over but I like to have the chocolate go up the sides of the cone a bit, so I make the melts deep enough to do that). Put these in your bowl with about 1 tsp of coconut oil or shortening (I used coconut oil), and microwave for 1 minute, then 10 second increments until you’ve reached a good dipping consistency. Make sure you stir in between each 10 seconds to mix well and get rid of lumps.
Once you’ve got your candy melts at the right consistency, you’re ready to rock and roll! Take your first cone, and dip it in your candy melts. When you lift it out it should look like a somewhat thick coat so that you can get a nice drip effect. Then I like to hold the cone up and tap the pointy end on my palm to get the melts to drip a bit.
Once you have the drip effect you like (or a nice straight line if you prefer), you are ready to dip in your sprinkles. There’s really no special instruction here, just go ahead and dip!
Once you’ve got your white chocolate and your sprinkles in place, you’ll simply set your cone aside to dry. You can either rest them on the sprinkles or stand them upright in a container of dry rice or beans. Then simply repeat with the rest of your cones. Keep an eye on the consistency of your candy melts, since they may start to cool and change consistency. Pop them back in the microwave for 10 second intervals if needed.
As soon as these are fully set (about a half hour for mine), they are ready to be used! Put them in a triangle shaped treat bag and stuff them with cotton candy or other treats. You can also use them for self serve ice cream cones at a party, or make them into cake or cupcake toppers.
Tell me your favorite dipped ice cream cone ideas in the comments below!