Waaaay back when Pinterest was super new, this was one of the first things I pinned.
Every year I got to thanksgiving and just never got around to doing it, or, decided we had enough dessert and I didn’t want a whole box of cones just to make a few. This year we were looking for school snack ideas and Vola! this finally came to the top of the pile.
Since it is for school, I’m not sending a cone of candy, so I decided to fill them with popcorn instead.
I went back to the original pin and read the post and there is a bunch of conflicting information on how to actually bend the cone. I can’t say the other methods don’t work, but for us this DID work easily.
- soak the cone tip in water for 15 seconds
- put the cone into a glad ware container (microwaveable and sealable) and microwaved for 15 seconds
- Immediately on removing from the hot steamy box, bend the tip by hand slowly and then hold it for a few seconds.
- Let dry on the counter
Niamh was in charge of soaking, Zoe handled microwaving, and I did the bending since it was a little hot but not burning. We did all 20 in under 10 minutes!
We found that the cone really does not hold much popcorn. Oops! so we just put a scoop of popcorn in a bag and nested the cornucopia onto it and taped the bag shut for easier opening on the other end. I didn’t want them ripping the bag and spilling, or, getting frustrated with ribbon. I happened to have some pumpkin candies so we added that in too for color.
By all reports the kids liked the popcorn, didn’t actually eat the cone. Oh well, it looked cool, and I think they were all happy to get something fun.
I’m pretty glad I finally tried this and it was actually really easy so I’m sure I will do it again.