Here’s my weekly Sunday post about all the DIY-ing I’ve been up to the past seven days! There are so many things I did this week (DIY overdrive, for reals) that I’ll actually post them today as well as tomorrow. Woo! :)
- Went dumpster diving for the first time and got a coffee table (stay tuned for the chalkboard paint DIY!), a globe, patio chairs, and two old vintage tennis rackets among other things. Pros: found some neat stuff! Cons: I can’t pass a dumpster without peeking in; good for my curiosity, bad for making it to class on time.
- Turned my dresser into an organized card-making work station-y thing.
- Made more cards! Don’t mean to toot my own horn, but toot toot! They turned out reaaaallly cute! Will post that stuff up on Wednesday
- Made my own dry erase board using frames!
But the most fun I had this week was making…cupcakes in ice cream cones! Holla! I’ve always wanted to try this DIY and the recent gloomy weather was good motivation.
The process is pretty self-explanatory, but I’m gonna give a step-by-step procedure anyway, because if you’re like me and are totally hopeless when it comes to baking, it’ll help (I hope).
- Cake/baking mix —> I used Pillsbury spring funfetti cake mix
- Depending on the cake mix you’ll need a certain amount of water/oil/eggs
- Big bowl for mixing
- Some kind of scooper thingy to stir the mix and put it into the cone
- An oven
- Ice cream cones!
- A stand that can hold the cones upright —> I lucked out here because my mom had this weird cone-holder thing for another one of her recipes, but what I’ve seen other people do is use an aluminum container (picture up top). Turn it upside down and cut out holes in the bottom big enough to hold the cones.
- Frosting, if you want to make it look more like ice cream
Way to go about it:
- Read the instructions on the box to make the cake mix (I wanted cupcakes and I wanted them now so I didn’t make the mix from scratch lol. I know, not so hard core :( but it’s ok!)
- Arrange the cones in the stand
- Fill the cones up till the ridges (if you use the cones I used) or leave about 3/4 inch from the top of the cone.
- Place them in the oven! I kept them in there for 20-25 minutes.
- Take them out!
- Put on frosting! Ok, so here it occurred to me after that I should have put the frosting in one of those icing bags
so that it would look more realistic, but honestly, I just wanted to eat them haha (:
- Enjoy! OMNOMNOMNOMNOM :D
Ok, so maybe mine look a bit funky, but looks aren’t everything…they were soooooo good! :D
All gone! Well, almost. I loved how the mix reached all the way down to the bottom of the cone! Totally cool!
I had some extra mix left, so I baked some normal-looking cupcakes as well. Well, by “normal looking” I mean “kinda-heart-shaped”. I read online somewhere that if you put a marble in the cupcake pan, you can create <3 cupcakes. I didn’t have any marbles, but I did have beans!
Unfortunately, these didn’t turn out so well :(
But I’m happy anyway because they were yummy (: I will give it another go when this stock runs out (which will probably be pretty soon…)!
Bake some and tell me how they turn out!