Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday Party Centerpiece: Candy Dipped Cones

Birthday centerpiece filled with Elise's favorite candies

About two seconds after I came across this idea for Christmas cones filled with candy and hung from a Christmas tree, I saw the potential to adapt it for any occasion. Dip the edges in white chocolate, then red and pink sprinkles and fill with Conversation Hearts for Valentine's Day, jelly beans for Easter, red, white and blue M&Ms for Fourth of July...

The only issue was how to hang the cones. Obviously not from a Christmas tree, but I thought one of those wire cupcake holders could work, inserting a big waffle cone into each opening. The only problem was that Target didn't have any, so we ended up tying the cones to my jewelry holder.

We put these on the dining room table and the guests at Elise's birthday party loved the unique (and tasty!) centerpiece.

Birthday Candy Cones
1 box sugar cones (waffle or regular size, depending on your holder)
White chocolate chips
Sprinkles in your choice of color
Thin ribbon (we used curling ribbon but if I had been up for a trip to Michaels I'd have bought some thin fabric ribbon)
Bamboo skewers
Assorted small candies

This project is really easy--the only tricky part is getting holes drilled through the side of the cones without cracking them. After some trial and error, I put a tiny drop of water where I wanted the hole and let it soak in. Then I used a bamboo skewer and gently pushed it while twisting until it broke through.

Melt about 1 cup of white chocolate chips with a Tablespoon or so of cooking oil. Dip the top edges of the cones in...

...then immediately roll them in a bowl of sprinkles.

Insert a skewer all the way through the cone and hang them inside a drinking glass to dry. Thread the ribbon through and tie knots inside the cone.

Hang and fill--super fun, super easy, yum yum!


  1. Liv says these will work just fine!! Love the colors!

  2. Cute birthday ideas! I love it!

  3. Fun idea and so pretty!

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and participate.

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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