Ice cream cone cupcake carrier

I ran into a conundrum tonight…I made some pretty awesome snacks for my 6-year-old’s class, but couldn’t think of a way to have them make the one-hour-plus bus ride to town safely. And I really wasn’t keen on making a 30-mile round-trip jaunt to town just to deliver cupcakes. (But I would have.)

These ice cream cone cupcakes were super simple, just cake mix in a cone!

These ice cream cone cupcakes were super simple, just cake mix in a cone!

I made a shout-out to my pals on Facebook, to see what ideas I could come up with…and with their help, and some fine tuning from my hubby, I ended up with an idea that was just short of brilliant!

First, I found tall shoe boxes that were big enough to fit a cereal box in. Athletic shoe boxes are frequently on the bigger side, and would probably work great.

I had 20 cupcakes, so I needed to use two shoe boxes. In the first box, I used the ice cream cone boxes, and in the second box, I simply used an empty cereal box. Here’s how it worked out:

I cut an "X" in the box with a knife, then pushed it down in the middle, so the ice cream cones didn't break. I wanted pressure on them, but not tight.

I cut an “X” in the box with a knife, then pushed it down in the middle, so the ice cream cones didn’t break. I wanted pressure on them, but not tight.

The ice cream cone fit perfectly!

The ice cream cone fit perfectly!

I placed the cones around the box, close enough that they gave each other support, but not rubbing frosting...well, at least I tried.

I placed the cones around the box, close enough that they gave each other support, but not rubbing frosting…well, at least I tried.

The best part about it? These heavy-duty shoe boxes have great lids, making it easier for my son to travel with his treats! YAY!

And thank you, to everyone who shot me an idea or two…it takes a village.


 

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5 thoughts on “Ice cream cone cupcake carrier

  1. Brilliant idea. I look forward to a report on their condition upon arrival! Our boys would have had them on the bus floor and walked on OR dropped them OR sat on them. Oh the days! At our school, the same parents that provided food also worked/planned the party so I didn’t have to worry.about the kids transporting the food. (But that was 15-20 years ago!)

  2. What a great idea! Ill have to use that one, I made homemade gummies for school today. WE plan on homeschooling the kids next year though.

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