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Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY

Here’s a question for you: how do you make ice cream cones that don’t melt? Why, gum drops, of course. These cute little cones will last hours and are perfect for as cupcake toppers for any summer party. You could also slip them in little cello bags, throw a ribbon ‘round the stick and pass them out as favors. Don’t forget the cherry on top! (PS – An ice cream cone garland!) 

Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Large gum drops, food-safe scissors, wooden skewers, brown craft paper, scissors, double-stick tape, little round candies (Dots, Red Hots, etc.)

Step 1: Cut skewer to approx. 5”.  Set aside.
Step 2: Choose two large gum drops, cut the top 1/3” off one.
Step 3: Skewer the cut one, then place a whole one on top.
Step 4: Cut a piece of brown paper in a rounded cone shape, dimensions approximately 2 ½” x 2 ½” x 3.”
Step 5: Twist into a cone shape, and secure with a tiny bit of double stick tape.
Step 6: Put the paper cone under the gum drops (you may need to snip the bottom of the cone in order to make it fit around the stick).
Step 7: Snip a tiny piece off the top gum drop.
Step 8: Place a “cherry” on top with one of the tiny candies.

Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gum Drop Ice Cream Cone Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Sally from Little Hiccups

    July 22, 2014

    These are adorable! My daughter wants an ice cream party for her 4th birthday and these would be a perfect little addition. Thanks for the wonderful idea – as always :)

  2. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    July 22, 2014

    always so cute and clever, chiara! love it! (ps how many gumdrops did you chow down on while making these? ^__^)

  3. danielle @ this picture book life

    July 22, 2014

    So cute!!!

  4. Jamie

    July 22, 2014

    Possibly my favorite ice cream cone diy to date. LOVE this!!!

  5. Iasmin

    July 23, 2014

    Oh my god. This is sooo cute! I happen to have a bag of gum drops left over from a surprise party I threw two weeks ago. This is definitely on my to-do list now! Thank you for sharing ^-^ you’re so creative!

  6. Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

    July 23, 2014

    This is ingenious! I really love the creativity going on here.

  7. movita beaucoup

    July 23, 2014

    These are epically cute. GAH!!!

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