It was Betsy’s 17th birthday yesterday, and I thought seeing as she is an Ice Cream fiend, I would attempt to make a cake with it. And it was really easy, and very delicious indeed.
Basically just pick your favourite ice cream flavours, and squish them into layers in a cake tin, and leave to take shape in the freezer for a few hours. The only thing you need to do is work FAST – ice cream cannot be re-frozen, so I worked quickly, and popped it back in the freezer for half an hour between layers. I also recommend the use of a spring clip cake tin, makes it much easier to get out of the tin at the end!
|Layer 1 – Chocolate
I opted for 3 layers – chocolate, butterscotch and oreo. The first two were shop ready, the oreo ice cream was made by quickly stirring smashed up oreos through soft scoop vanilla. In between ice cream layers I put a layer of caramel- again shop bought and from a tin- it is the thought that counts right?!
To finish it off I added a top layer of maltesers, then just before serving dusted with edible gold glitter dust.
To serve, run a knife around the edge of the cake then unclip the spring on the tin, take a deep breath and lift the outer tin away! TA_DA! I didn’t dare add 17 candles in case it melted before we got to the end of the song!
She loved it, her mates loved it, my 9 year old loved it, and the toddler tried to steal all the maltesers- he thinks ice cream is TOO cold. An easy cake to make, the only time really is waiting between layers so you don’t poison anyone with re-frozen ice cream!
Now I have to decide what to make for Syd’s second birthday on Tuesday- am thinking a Monkey made from banana cake currently!
Love Miss Cisco XXX