I began the crochet work on Friday and finished the thing just last night. Then leaving the toy on Gwen's little table it was the first thing she noticed when she got out of bed this morning. She immediately picked it up and exclaimed “ice cream cone”.
I have seen Gwen pretend to lick the ice cream. So thankfully the toy version appears to cure her desire for the real thing.
For anyone interested I followed the crochet instructions for this ice cream cone from the book Tasty Crochet by Rose Langlitz. You can also visit Rose's blog at tastycrochet.blogspot.com