These fruit cones are like mini cornucopias and are perfect for a party.
This weekend we had some friends over for a house party and one of the items I served were these mini fruit cornucopias. I had the idea pinned on my “party ideas” Pinterest board for over a year and am happy I finally got to use it.
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I had a busy, but really, really fun weekend. I had some good friends over for a party, I met and spoke with Anthony Bourdain … you know, the usual stuff. 😉 (I will tell you more about the latter in the future. I saw him while visiting the set of ABC’s The Taste, but I can’t share or say anything more beyond that for now.)
When we bought our house, I had so many visions of finally having a place where we could have friends over and I could test out all these party recipe ideas I come across or think of, but to finally see it actually happen has been really exciting. (I confess, I felt a tiny bit like Martha Stewart.)
I really love how these came out and they are easy to put together. One thing I would change for next time is to completely line the inner cone. I had most of it lined with a paper layer to protect the waffle cone from getting soft and soggy from the fruit, but I didn’t want the paper show so I didn’t line the longer edge of the cone. As a result, the part of the cone that wasn’t protected with paper did start to soften from the fruit.
For the waffle cones, I just bought mine at the grocery store to save time. Believe it or not, I actually do own a waffle cone maker. It’s one of the many random splurge purchases which sounded like a great idea at the time, but now I completely regret buying. I mean, how many times can I possibly use a waffle cone maker?
Unfortunately, I cannot find the original site for this inspiration. Every time I click on the photo I pinned, it takes me to a link that does not lead to the source of the photo.
- 12 waffle cones
- fresh fruit of your choice I chose grapes, raspberries, peaches and nectarines
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Line inner portion of waffle cone with parchment paper or some other type of clean baking/cooking paper. This will keep the cone from getting soft from the fruit. Fill cones with fresh fruit. Serve same day.