1 (18 1/2 ounce) box cake mix
24 to 28 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
1 box confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond flavoring (optional)
1/4 cup milk
Food coloring (optional)
Cake: Prepare batter according to directions on box. Fill cones 3/4 full with batter. To bake, place cones in muffin tins to prevent toppling. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cool.
Frosting: Cream together all ingredients until frosting is smooth. Decorate cooled cupcakes.