Microphone cupcakes are the perfect dessert to make for your little singer. Whether you’re hosting a karaoke party or celebrating a future T.Swift, everyone will love these simple cupcakes. With simple decorations and no bakery level skills required, you’ll be able to put these together in no time.
My 10th birthday, my parents rented me a karaoke machine and set it up in the basement.
It was a night of singing Spice Girls and N’Sync until our throats were raw and, I’m sure, my parents ears were bleeding. A dozen 10 year old girls singing 90’s boy band songs is a unique brand of torture.
My oldest is a TON like me. He is why we have regular dance parties using my kid-friendly songs playlist. So when I told him I was making microphone cupcakes he was more than excited to see!
How to Make Microphone Cupcakes
These cupcakes are actually super simple to put together, but have a super cute end result!
Making cupcakes with ice cream cones
Here we’re using cake cones because they will be way easier. You could use the colorful variety, or use edible spray paint after the fact if you want. But I kept it simple. Here is how to bake cupcakes in ice cream cones.
- Stand them up to bake. I like putting them into a cupcake pan, but it’s really not necessary. I’ve also done them just on a normal cookie sheet.
- Pour your cake batter halfway up the ice cream cones. Seriously, do NOT overfill these or they will run over the sides. Not pretty.
- Next, GENTLY put into the oven, making sure not to tip any.
Bake as per the instructions, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I used cake mix, and they took about 20 minutes.
Making Microphone Cupcakes
Once your cupcakes are baked and cooled, you’re ready to make your microphones!
- Scoop your frosting. If you’re using canned frosting, whip it up a bit to give some volume. Then, take a spring-loaded ice cream scoop and put a rounded scoop of frosting on top of your cooled cupcake.
- Shape the frosting. Next, use a butter knife to smooth out and make sure the cupcake is totally covered. We want the frosting totally flush with the edge of the cone.
- Add your sprinkles. Next, dip the cone into brown sprinkles. You could also use silver sanding sugar to do this, but brown is way easier to find.
- Clean it up. After you dip to coat the entirety of the frosting, gently press them in with the cupped palm of your hand. This helps to round it out and make sure they are stuck on. Finally, use a finger to wipe along the edge of the cone to create a clean line.
- Finish it up. Lastly, cut a mini marshmallow in half. Press the cut side into the side of your microphone as buttons. If you need to, secure with frosting
How to transport ice cream cone cupcakes?
If you’re bringing these anywhere, you’ll probably be wondering – how?!
For me, I let these cool overnight and then laid them down on a cookie sheet to bring them to Ryan’s school. This site has a fun way to make your own tray from a cereal box.
Easy Microphone Cupcakes
Your kids are going to have a total blast with these easy Microphone cupcakes, just like mine did! Make sure you listen to my playlist of dance music for kids when you bake ’em up with your littles!
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- Cupcake batter I used boxed
- Cake Ice Cream Cones
- Brown sprinkles
- Mini marshmallows
Baking the cupcakes
Stand the cones up to bake.
Pour your cake batter halfway up the ice cream cones.
Gently put your pan in the oven, making sure not to tip any.
Bake as per the instructions of your recipe, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Decorating the cupcakes
Scoop your frosting on to your cupcakes. Use a spring-loaded ice cream scoop to place a rounded scoop of frosting on top of your cupcake.
Use a butter knife to smooth out the dome and make sure the cupcake is totally covered.
Dip the cone into brown sprinkles.
Gently press the sprinkles in with the cupped palm of your hand. This helps to round it out and make sure they are stuck on.
Use a finger to wipe along the edge of the cone to create a clean line.
Cut a mini marshmallow in half. Press the cut side into the side of your microphone as buttons. If you need to, secure with frosting
- I like baking the cupcakes standing in a cupcake pan, but it’s really not necessary. You can also do them standing on a cookie sheet.
- I use cake mix when making these, and they took about 20 minutes to bake.
- If you’re using canned frosting, whip it up a bit to give some volume.
Just what I was looking for!
Hi! I read the link to make the holder for them with a cereal box to transport. Does that still work with the marshmallows on the side or do they come off once you put the cones in the holes?
you might need to put the “buttons” a bit higher! I didn’t use that method myself so unfortunately, i’m not totally sure.