I knew that there were treasures to be found downstairs amidst the party mess, so I would hop out of bed to see what I could find. Hats, horns, blowers, beads, poppers, and confetti, which had all been used to ring in the new year, were now left abandoned on tables, chairs, and even the floor. I'd search for the prettiest tiara and the most colorful beads to wear with my pajamas then would spend the day having fun tooting horns, rattling noise makers, and throwing confetti. Oh, to be a kid again!
For New Year's this year we are invited to a friend's house and their will be young children, teens, and adults celebrating together so I decided to create a sweet treat that everyone will enjoy. Being I have such fond memories surrounding New Year's party favors, I decided to make an edible version of a colorful party horn by dipping a sugar cone into white chocolate then sprinkling on colorful sanding sugar. Each horn is completed by adding a white modeling chocolate blower. Yep, I'm using modeling chocolate again. It is just so versatile. I hope many of you have, by this point, tried your hand at making it and are comfortable with it. If not, you can always use store bought fondant. For this recipe you can even use vanilla Tootsie Rolls or any kind of white taffy.
These edible horns will, I am sure, be a huge hit with kids, and adults who love sweets. You can serve them for dessert on New Year's eve or wrap them in cellophane bags, and give them as party favors to your guests. For an extra special treat, why not fill them with some candies or nuts.
12 sugar cones (ice cream cones)
22 ounces melted and tempered pure white chocolate (with cocoa butter)
or melted white confectionery coating/candy melts
variety of colored sanding sugars
white modeling chocolate (recipe here - you'll need a 1/4 recipe)*
* you can also use 1/3 pound white fondant or 12 vanilla Tootsie Rolls or white taffy
Special equipment needed:
tall glass (a little wider than a sugar cone)
parchment paper or wax paper
rimmed baking sheet (helps to keep the colored sugar contained)