Sweeten Up Summer Celebrations with Cake Ideas from Betty Crocker

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Betty Crocker Ice Cream Cone Cakes


Summer is here and along with long, lazy days of summer vacation come summer celebrations!  My birthday falls right smack dab in the middle of July with my husband’s coming two weeks later.  Whether you’re celebrating summer birthdays, or another event like a family reunion, anniversary party, bon voyage or “just because”, Betty Crocker has lots of fun summer cake ideas to get your creativity flowing.

Ice Cream Cone Cakes – Kids of all ages will love personalizing these single-serving cakes! And this infographic shows easy step-by-step directions to make these unique cakes that are both adorable AND delicious!  (Keep reading below to find more fun cake ideas!)

·Flip-Flops Cake – Personalize these edible summer wardrobe favorites with candies and fruit snacks – transforming a sheet cake into footwear that looks (and is) good enough to eat.
·Watermelon Cake – Your family’s favorite fruit is about to get even more popular. This melt-in-your-mouth cake offers a surprise in every bite, with chocolate chip “seeds” and a green jelly bean “rind.”
·Cookies n Cream Cupcakes – Perfect for family picnics, these cupcakes taste like your favorite ice cream without all the mess!
·Butterfly Cake – This beautiful, and fun, cake transforms a traditional birthday cake into a beautiful butterfly perfect for outdoor summer parties.
Which cake idea looks the most fun to you?


Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  Any opinions are my own.



  1. I love the watermelon cake that is SO cute!

  2. Both are so cute! But I agree with Emily – the watermelon cake is my favorite!

  3. These look so good and my kids would love them. I remember how fun I thought ice cream cone cupcakes were when I was a kid!

    Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired

  4. The watermelon cake looks delish!! Add a glass of milk and I’m god for dinner! 🙂

  5. I love the ice cream cone cupcakes, and I have made this recipe from Betty Crocker. They now suggest you put the batter in the cupcake tin, then put the cone on top, upside down. It didn’t work well for me, they came out very lopsided, etc. I’d like to try again, but not sure if I would do it this way! however, in the end, they are so cute and fun!

  6. Robin Wilson says

    I am concerned after reading and re-reading the infographic and Rosie’s comment about putting the cone upside down over the batter in the tin. I really love this idea and really would love to make for my great-neice’s birthday. Just don’t want them falling over due to being top heavy. I will have to try this idea in advance for sure, but I love it!

  7. i love these ideas

  8. John Leahy says

    That watermelon cake looks delicious and festive. I would love to serve this to my nieces and nephews next summer. Will bookmark.

  9. Love those ice cream cone cupcakes! I know this was a summer post, but what a fun way to liven up the dead of winter. My girls love ice cream cones year-round!

  10. ellen beck says

    I used to make the ice cream cone cupcakes all the time! We loved them and they were so fun and easy to do. The toughest part was balancing them in the oven 🙂

  11. The watermelon cake looks the most fun to me. They are both cute!

  12. I’ve made the ice cream cupcakes and used their mix. I don’t suggest you put the cones upside down like that, mine came out terribly lopsided, they looked awful. Next time I’m making this, I’m doing it like usual and putting the cone into the muffin pan and the mix on top.

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