To coat the cone in icing, I put it on the end of a butter knife so I wouldn't have to hold it.
I did the ribbon, with airheads but they looked strange when I put them on because I used red, and it didn't go with the pastel colors very well.
Instead of putting candies around the cone, I piped icing around the edge.
Instead of candies on the cone, I used silver glittery sprinkles.
The kids loved them!