I bought a $20 Bella Waffle Cone Maker for Mark. David and I whipped up a batch tonight.
The instructions were a little awkward and I think they were translated from another language, as it called for two eggs, then said to mix the yolk and the egg white with salt, etc. Who discusses the parts of an egg? You just put two eggs in. The ingredients also called for 1/3 cup milk, but the instructions never said when to add it. I looked at other recipes online and added it at the end, choosing to use evaporated milk as it was suggested in one of the online recipes. The cooked batter was wonderful, but as crumbly as a potato chip. Getting the lid to snap closed on the batter was impossible and although I put the required amount in, it overflowed and the waffle didn't cook evenly. And it was too hot to work with AND even with the instructions, the cooked waffle kept slipping off the plastic cone form when I was trying to transform it from a flat pancake into a cone. Needless to say, making cones was a failure and David and I ended up pressing the last three in bowls, which worked well.
David scooped some softened ice cream and when he plopped it into a big cone, the cookie shattered. Mark liked his cone, but we all agreed that I should take this back and get my twenty bucks refunded.
We ruined three and the picture below are our somewhat successes. Our fingertips are burned.