July 17, 2016

July 17 is NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!! And to celebrate, we thought we’d feature our own Candy Lab version of that cold, creamy snack.

Our Cupcake Ice Cream Cones are actually made from a mini-cupcake in a sugar cone, covered with frosting. We applied some Candy Crumble for that crumbly look, a gumball for the topper, and Sixlets surrounding it. Easy as that!!

While we were making our ice cream cones, we of course became curious about their origins. According to the National Day Calendar website, “The ice cream cone made its (U.S.) debut at the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904.” It turns out that in 1912, “an inventor from Oregon obtained a patent for a machine to make them.  He sold his company to Nabisco in 1928 and they still make ice cream cones today.”

Our cupcake historian took us back a little farther. He told us that you can find mentions of an ice cream cone-like concoction as far back as the early 1800s. One early French cookbook describes them as little waffles.

So enjoy a “little waffle” cone today–whether it’s a real one or a faux one courtesy of the Candy Lab.

Happy Holiday,

Alan and Karen

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