a couple of months ago I decided to start having “creative wednesdays” in the office with my team. every week we come up with a fun project and shoot it in the studio. the idea is to not over think the process and to just have fun creating beautiful (and sometimes delicious) things together. (we’ve made fruit ice cubes, painted moons, made cakes, and had a fiesta)  it’s been great to just get our attention off of the computer screen and focused elsewhere. it’s something that i hope to continue throughout the year.

last week, in honor of summer weather, we made waffle cones. they were surprisingly simple to make and made the whole studio smell amazing. we purchased the chef’s choice waffle cone maker, used the recipe they provided and then dipped them in chocolate and coconut. this would be a fun family activity to do together.

what you’ll need:

• 1 egg
• 1 egg white
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2/3 cup flour
• 2 TBS melted butter
• 16 oz white chocolate
• 2 cups shredded coconut

how to make them:

combine the egg, egg white and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk until combined. Add the sugar and beat by hand for at least a minute, until the mixture lightens in color.

add the flour and stir until moistened and no clumps remain. Add the 2 TBS of melted (and slightly cooled) butter. Stir until smooth.

for the topping:

melt the white chocolate in a double boiler over low heat, stirring frequently. Once completely melted. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly. Spread  a layer of coconut on a plate. With a spoon, gently paint the chocolate on the tops of the cones. It doesn’t need to be perfect, the coconut will cover it. Take the cone and gently roll it across the coconut.


Stand cones upright to dry. You can do this by either placing them in the top of a narrow glass or, making small holes in a cardboard box and placing the base of the cone in it.

Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

photos by sheila gim for designlovefest


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    Natalie says:

    Can you pretty please do a DIY post on the painted moons. This seems like a relaxing and therapeutic craft….something I am in desperate need of right now!

    drooling…should have brought these to ATL!

    Rachael says:

    ohh yum – now i want ice-cream 🙂 that maker is so cool!!

    Meg Sylvia says:

    The coconut is such a perfect idea….if I ever get my hands on a waffle cone maker, I will be stealing that idea!

    Ice Pandora says:

    Omg thanks for showing us in making
    ice cream cones c: it must taste nice
    since it’s all fresh! Xx

    Taylor says:

    Love this idea! They look delicious! How did they hold up with ice cream in them? Did they leak a lot at the bottom?


    Rebecca says:

    aaaaand now I need ice cream! This looks so yummy (and fun)

    Kristin says:

    I am so going to make some cones!

    Jenna says:

    These look so delicious! I’ve been itching to buy an ice cream maker, and now I think I’ll have to invest in a waffle cone maker, too! <3

    Anna says:

    oh, this looks such a fun way to spend a Wednesday afternoon! love your blog, it is so full of inspiration and beautiful projects!

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    Olivia says:

    Such a good idea to just kick back with creativity sometimes. Especially in creative jobs, it’s difficult to keep seeing it as fun sometimes isn’t it? Lovely to just relax and make something for fun. Looks great!



    Emily says:

    Those look delicious!

    I also second the request for the painted moon tutorial! Those look so fun.

    204 Park says:

    Creative wednesdays is such a good idea! These cones have made me drool all over my keyboard – they look delish! XO, D

    I should NOT know how to make these! Ice cream is my weakness

    MISSYELOOU says:

    Looks so easy, summer, get ready!

    Oh may literally be addicted to waffle cones, love this!

    Mary says:

    amount added to waffle Iron was not given let a lot un answered for newbies

    hannah says:

    As an ice cream store employee and professional maker of waffle cones, I’ll share a tip that my store uses: add a bunch of cinnamon to the batter. The cinnamon doesn’t really affect the taste, but it will make the cones a little darker and it will make your entire house smell heavenly. It’s a trick we use to tempt customers into buying waffle cones!

    designlovefest says:

    hi mary! it was recommended to add 3 TBS of batter but we messed around with that amount adding slightly more or less to get the size we wanted. and thanks for the tip, hannah! we’ll have to try that next time!

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    cindy says:

    Um -epic fail. I ended up with a dump of stiff “crap” that would not spread out to save it’s soul. Is there a liquid missing from your recipe? Or is it really only 2 Tbsp of Melted butter, 1 egg, and 1 egg white? Cause – seriously I am disenchanted. I still cooked “it” and we have eaten it, but not cool.

    Liat says:

    wow! this is awesome! thanks so much for putting all of these things on! i love it! Im a new follower, and follow i will!ha ha! would this go with margarine instead of butter? some people in my family are allergic to dairy.

    Liat says:

    whats that white cone thing that makes the waffles have the shape of the cone?where do i get it from?

    Nina shah says:

    Anyone has a recipe for eggless waffle cone ?? Pls share

    bishop says:

    What happens if white chocolate and shredded coconut is not included in the recipient,would it still come out nice

    Yehudit says:

    Wowww looks perfect and soo good. Where Can i buy this devise?

    Gifts says:

    Lovely, I kids would like to have this made at home.

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