Last updated on August 7th, 2018 at 09:43 pm
Ice Cream Cupcakes are a sweet no mess party dessert or teacher gift idea! Enjoy these cute Hot Fudge Sundaes made from cake and free printable tags for Teacher Appreciation Week or back to school gift.
There is nothing cuter than these fun Ice Cream Cupcakes!
With the end of the school year upon us, it’s the perfect time to make something homemade for your teachers. These adorable Ice Cream Cupcakes are the cutest! I love making gifts for teachers, and of course cute cakes are another one of my favorite things. If you like baking fun food crafts, I know you will love this sweet idea.
Kristan and I had fun collaborating on this cute idea. We hope you enjoy this mock ice cream sundae cake recipe and free printable tags for Teacher Appreciation Week or end of the school year gift! Take it away Kristan…
Originally Published April 14, 2011
I know you’ve probably been stressing out over what to give your kid’s teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.
I mean…you HAVE been thinking about it, right?
Because if you haven’t, you totally should.
But just in case…I took the liberty of coming up with a super cute idea for you.
(Amy might have helped a little too.)
How about Ice Cream Cupcakes?
You really didn’t think I was going to send you to school with ordinary cupcakes did you?
I mean, come on… we want this to be the cupcake that your child’s teacher measures all future Teacher Appreciation cupcakes by. We want the ladies in the office ooh and ahh-ing!
We care about stuff like that. Don’t act like we don’t.
The good part is that these are incredibly easy to make and Amy has designed cute free printable tags! So maybe you can make a few extra cupcakes to keep at home, hmmm?
Easy Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes!
Directions for making Ice Cream Cupcakes
- Cake Mix & Ingredients
- Frosting (see recipe below)
- Chocolate Candy Melts
- Candy Sprinkles
- Red Gumballs for Cherry
- Small Ice Cream Cups – Paper or Styrofoam
- Plastic or wooden spoon
- Free Printable Tags & Labels
- Clear Cellophane (optional)
- Start off with an ordinary cupcake. Boxed mix, homemade, whatever floats your boat. Just make sure it’s yummy (you’ll probably have to eat one or two for quality control). I found an adorable set of ice cream cups and spoons. The price is reasonable and they come in the cutest ice cream truck box.
- Place one cupcake in each cup.
- Make the frosting.
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- a few drops of ivory gel food color
- In the bowl of a mixer, mix butter, vanilla and milk until well blended and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for a minute or two, until fully combined and fluffy. Place frosting in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
- Remove the frosting from the refrigerator and spoon it on top of cupcakes. It looks just like ice cream!
- Now melt some chocolate candy melts or almond bark according to package directions. I really recommend that you DON’T use normal chocolate, because it will not set up hard. You want your chocolate to harden–much easier and neater when transporting the cupcakes.
Attach Amy’s FREE Printable Flags to the spoons and insert in the “ice cream” BEFORE the chocolate sets. Add a red gumball “cherry” and some sprinkles.
Attach the Printable label to the front of the cup. I used foam adhesive normally used for scrapbooking because I liked the three-dimensional look.
Once the chocolate is fully set, you can wrap these in cellophane and tie with a ribbon for easy transport. I attached another cute tag to the outside so she could easily read it.
The other moms are going to be so jealous when they see what you made this year. Not that we care about stuff like that.
Download the Free Printable Teacher Gift Tags!
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Watch us make this recipe in the video below. So fun!
Thank you teachers everywhere for all that you do. Have a fabulous week!!
Ice Cream Cupcakes
Ice Cream Cupcakes are a sweet no mess party dessert! Hot Fudge Sundaes made from cake and free printable tags for Teacher Appreciation Week.
- 2 sticks butter softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Ivory gel food color optional
Bake your cupcakes and let cool.
For the frosting, mix butter, vanilla and milk into a mixing bowl and mix until well blended and smooth.
Slowly add powdered sugar and mix on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for a minute or two, until fully combined and fluffy.
Place frosting in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
Place one cupcake in each ice cream cup.
Remove the frosting from the refrigerator and spoon it on top of cupcakes. It looks just like ice cream!
Melt some chocolate candy melts or almond bark according to package directions then pour over frosting.
If giving as a teacher gift, attach the Printable tags to the spoons and insert in the “ice cream” BEFORE the chocolate sets.
Add sprinkles and a gumball cherry.
Add a red gumball “cherry” and some sprinkles.
Wrap cupcakes in cellophane and tie with a ribbon for gifts!
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Share Your Ice Cream Cupcakes!
Here are some great photos and notes from readers. Thank you so much for sharing!
Christy Mildrum shared her cute creations.
THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! So Happy I saw your post, I had NO idea it was teacher appreciation week! Here are our last minute sweets for my son’s teachers. Publix old fashon cinnamon buns and your adorable printables! Thank you for sharing your work! My son and I had a great time putting them together:) We used stir sticks from the dollar tree to glue them on:)
Mindy McVey shared her cupcakes. They look so yummy all together like this!
Here is my attempt at your awesome ice cream cupcakes. I think they turned out nice. Thanks for the inspiration!
More cuteness from Andrea Koetz.
Thanks so much for the cupcake sundae recipe and the printables! They were a big hit!!!
Love these from Michelle at Frost Your Cake.
So I saw this adorable idea on Living Locurto‘s blog post and HAD to make some for my son’s Teachers! I just love them!!!
Carla Mentry found some extra cute ice cream cups.
You all are the best!
I really appreciate your sweet comments and sharing your creativity with us!! A BIG thanks to Kristan for working with me on this project. I absolutely loved her cupcakes. She is the true cupcake ninja!
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