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1957: Cupcake Cone

Eco-friendly and adorable, cupcake cones eliminate the need for crinkly paper wrappers. Instead, the mini cakes are baked in flat-bottomed ice cream cones and then frosted to look like a lickable scoops of ice cream. The exact origins of the cupcake cone (or cupcone) are unknown, but the handy dessert can be traced back to at least 1957, when it appeared in a Betty Crocker advertisement.

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