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« on: July 06, 2008 09:59:01 AM »

Okay...So this is my first post on this board so I'm pretty nervous. Also, I'm pretty useless in the kitchen so I'm extremely proud of anything I make that doesn't collapse or smoke. Smiley 

I saw my_butterfly's post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246548.0 about ice cream cone cupcakes and I've been dying to try this out since. I use to love having these in elementary school! But, of course, I'm in Britain now so I had to give it a little update! The 99 (as in that's how much it costs: 99 pence) if you don't know, is a vanillla soft serve ice cream cone with a Cadbury's Flake bar stuck in it.

Here's what a proper one looks like:



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The ice cream cones are filled with a vanilla sponge and topped with vanilla icing with 1/3 of a flake stuck in the side. My MIL declared them absolutely adorable and my husband said he never wanted to know how many calories were in them. Smiley What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008 10:06:22 AM »

I would devour that! I love everything about it. <3 You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008 10:15:04 AM »

The 99?! Sounds awesome!!! We love the way you recreated it. They look so delicious!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008 10:56:46 AM »

I want to eat 99 of them. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008 11:41:42 AM »

Thanks! Smiley

I want to eat 99 of them. Smiley

I managed to stop myself at a demure 2. Erm...3.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008 02:33:19 PM »

As a born and bred Brit, I think you did a fantastic job! They look even better than the real thing (not as cold lol).
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008 06:08:33 PM »

ahhhh flake bars.... I miss thee... i wish the US carried them.

But that looks amazingly yummy... mmmm ::drool::

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2008 07:13:03 AM »

Oh, for the days when they did cost 99p... I don't know what the current going rate is, but it's certainly more that that  Sad
Anyway...having seen that pic I'll have to have one when I'm over in England in a few weeks time...*insert lip-licking emoticon here*
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2008 08:09:20 AM »

I love 99s! These are so cute. And yes, I wish they were 99p still.

I remember hearing a story a while ago where my friend's mind was on *ahem* other things, and she asked for a 69. Ah, the giggles...
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2008 02:08:22 PM »

mmm they look yummy!

I remember seeing ads for them while I was in London, but it was a bit cold for ice cream so I just bought a bunch of Flake bars instead Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008 07:41:29 AM »

I paid 1.50 for one of these the other day! Inflation!

Yours are superb.
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008 06:20:22 PM »

Oh Lord...Flake...why don't the make a drooling emoticon thingy?!?!?!  I need to make these based only on the fact that Flake is involved. 
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008 04:11:23 AM »

I love 99s! These are so cute. And yes, I wish they were 99p still.

I remember hearing a story a while ago where my friend's mind was on *ahem* other things, and she asked for a 69. Ah, the giggles...

Lol! I bet that made the ice cream vendor's day.  Grin

Oh Lord...Flake...why don't the make a drooling emoticon thingy?!?!?!  I need to make these based only on the fact that Flake is involved. 

Flake bar+frosting=amazing combination. Wink

I don't think I've ever actually PAID for a 99...I vaguely remember a conversation with my MIL when I first got here about why they were called 99s if that's not what they cost but since she normally treats at the ice cream van, I live in blissful ignorance.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008 05:09:10 PM »

So effin adorable. Great job!
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2008 10:59:14 AM »

Oh Lord...Flake...why don't the make a drooling emoticon thingy?!?!?!  I need to make these based only on the fact that Flake is involved. 

Not long ago I was discussing with my boyfriend the importance of the flake to the 99 ice cream. Flakes make things more expensive, it would be cheaper if you went for the ice cream and cone, no flake. And I for one, feel that the flake is unnecessary embellishment. See, the temperature of the ice cream makes the chocolate so cold that the melting in the mouth experience is near impossible, so you just munch it and eat it, lest the rest of the ice cream melts whilst you're savouring your flake.

It's a shame, because flakes are my all time favourite chocolate bar. They melt at just the right speed and time! Just not when put with ice cream...

But! These are with frosting! There's no chilling of the flake! It's perfection! Ahh, if only ice cream vans were capable of making cupcakes...
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2008 03:26:12 PM »

A travelling cupcake van? I'd beat the kids there!  Grin
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