Snow Cone Cupcakes

Snow Cone Cupcakes

The Story:

For some reason at every fundraiser fair, I got put at the snow cone stand.  It would have been the best job around if it weren’t for all those bees!  Every pump of fruity syrup was buzzing with terror.  I just moved slowly and hoped for the best.

This recipe comes from my cookbook Your Cup of Cake found on Amazon and book stores across the country.  [end-story]

Snow Cone Cupcakes


Vanilla Cake:
1 box White Cake mix
4 egg whites
1/3 C. oil
¾ C. milk
¾ C. sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ C. butter, softened
5-7 C. powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp milk
1-2 Tbsp. lemon flavored gelatin
1-2 Tbsp. cherry flavored gelatin
1-2 Tbsp. blue berry flavored gelatin
Coarse sugar sprinkles in yellow, red and blue


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners or use soufflé cups like I did.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, use a whisk to gently combine eggs, oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract.
4. Add cake mix and stir until smooth.
5. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Frostings: Beat butter for 2 minutes and scrape down the sides of your bowl. Slowly add powdered until you reach your desired consistency. Add a little milk if it become too thick.
7. Use three small bowl and divide up your frosting evenly into each one. Add a different gelatin flavor to each bowl and mix it in. Taste and add more gelatin it needed.
8. To assemble, pipe a strip of yellow frosting across a cupcake. Use a knife to smooth it out into a sort of Mohawk on the cupcake. Roll the top of yellow Mohawk into your yellow sprinkles.
9. Next, pipe red frosting on either side of the yellow strip. Use your knife to smooth out the frosting and fill in the needed area. Roll the red frosting into a small bowl of your red sprinkles. (The red sprinkles will not stick to the yellow area if your yellow area is fully covered in yellow sprinkles.)
10. Repeat step 9 using the blue frosting and blue sprinkles.
11. Once the cupcake is completely covered in sprinkles, use your clean hand to round out the top of the cupcake and to smooth the edges between each flavor Mohawk.

snow cone cupcakes

22 thoughts on “Snow Cone Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Vanessa says:

    Love these!! 🙂 Now I have to decide if I want to make your cake batter cupcakes or these for memorial day! 🙂

  2. 2
    Farzana says:

    I wanted to say that all your recipes have cupcake mixtures as a part of the ingredients
    But I always make my own -so does this effect the recipe???

  3. 3
    stephanie says:

    These are the cutest EVER! My kids would LOVE these!

  4. 4
    Elizabeth Carter says:

    These are adorable…. thanks for the post!!!

  5. 5
    Donna says:

    These are so stinkin cute!

    Where do you get those cupcake holders, I think they are just cups of somesort but can’t tell.

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    Joanne says:

    I am definitely baking these this summer.

  8. 8

    Hi Lizzy,
    I have been up and about on your blog for a few weeks now and I’m pretty sure I’ve gone over almost all your creations 🙂 You are so talented and makes everything sound so easy.
    Great job on the blog and the cupcakes/cakes. Will be here again…just thought I should let you know how much I love your blog.


  9. 9
    Evelyn says:

    Can you tell me where I can purchase those cups wholesale? Also I have seen some that are waxed and non waxed, I would assume that you used the non waxed ones? Oh by the way what size are they? Thank you.

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    Adrijana says:

    Hi Lizzy – when you say use flavored gelatin, do you mean already made Jell-o or does gelatin come in another form other than powder that I have to make? I am sorry, but really have not done much work with gelatin so your input would be greatly appreciated. By the way, LOVE everything you do and I have your book and have made many of your recipes! They are always a hit! You are awesome!!!

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    kelly k. says:

    how many cupcakes does that recipe make?

  12. 12
    Robin Cahayla says:

    Hi Lizzy, a bit off the topic but speaking of the cups that you used for these adorable cupcakes…for mini cupcakes, can you please tell me the oz size you use? They have them in the .5 oz, .75, 1 oz, 1.5 oz and 2 oz. They are the ketchup cups, I think they are called. Which size do you use??? Thank you so much! Robin

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    Deborah Simmons says:

    What frosting tip did you use for this? Thanks!

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