Price: £2.49 for the Cup Cake Kit, £2.00 for ready made icing, £1.49 for royal icing decorations, decoration kits £2.29 or £2.49
Age Range: n/a
Manufacturer’s Description: Ice Cream Cone Cup Cake Kit – Imagine your very own ice cream without the brain freeze. These amazing cup cakes are in the same theme as the classic ice cream. Includes wafers, cup cake mix, icing sugar and decorating sprinkles. Vanilla Icing – Our new range of wet icings are the perfect finish to all cakes and cup cakes. The Vanilla icing is a great tasting treat that can be easily piped, spread and drizzled when warm on top of your baking creations. Icing Decorations – See your cakes bloom with these Spring Flower 2D Icing Decorations. Avaliable in two varieties – Daisies and Daffodils
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We’ve reviewed some Cake Angels products in the past, and generally been quite impressed. This time around, we were sent some of their new summer range, including a fab range of decorations and the ice cream cone cupcake kit.
I love the design of the Cake Angels brand; it is bright & fun, with clear product names and important info highlighted on the packaging. I’ve noticed that it’s instantly recognisable when we’re in the supermarket too.
First up, we tried the Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Kit.
The instructions on the back of the box were simple and easy to follow. The method itself was easy peasy, simply add water to the cake mix, give it a whizz (we used my K-mix) and then spoon into the ice cream cones. Once the cakes are cooked and cooled, you add the butter and milk to the icing sugar to make the icing to top off the ice creams. Add sprinkles, and away you go.
Georgie thought the ice cream cone cupcakes were great, and couldn’t wait to try one out.
The kit was easy to use and the ingredients seem to be good quality, although our cakes came out a little dense. I think this was due to us adding too much water though, after Georgie spilt a load pouring it in, and we had to make it up adding a bit more.
I love the idea of the ice cream cones as cupcake cases, and this kit makes it really simple. I was impressed that the cones were all in one piece as well, especially after a trip via royal mail – the packaging kept them nice & secure.
Next up to test were the decorations…
Cake Angels new range of decorations look great; bright colours and very attractive. I really like the idea of the flavoured ones, and the Georgie really liked the Rainbow sprinkles, unsurprisingly.
We made some colourful fairy cakes and then used the ready made vanilla icing to ice them. The recommendation that the pot will do 12 cakes seems accurate, as I iced all 12 of our cakes without having to be stingy. It tasted good and was easy to spread onto the cakes.
Once the two-tone cakes were baked in the oven, with Georgie doing a convincing impression of a Great British Bake Off contestant by peering in through the glass to watch them bake, we started the decorating.
I tried to use each of the different type of decoration to see what effects I could get and try out different ideas. I really liked the flowers as a super quick and easy way to have an effective & pretty cake topper, especially when paired with some of the smaller sprinkles.
The rainbow decorations were great and combining two of the types was really attractive. The large triangular ones are chocolate in a sugar coated shell, and are nice & crunchy. In fact, all of the decorations added a nice amount of texture to the cakes.
Georgie decided to use every type of decoration on one cake. It was… interesting.
The set of decorations I was least impressed with were the chocolate ones. I’m not really a chocolate snob, but I think the chocolate these are made of tasted a little too cheap. I couldn’t help thinking that the chocolate sprinkles looked a bit like droppings, too.. eep. Georgie and Lydia enjoyed them though.
Overall I was happy with all of the range, with just the chocolate decorations disappointing slightly. We give these 4 stars, and I am looking forward to doing some more baking soon!