birthday cake ice cream


Saucy wants to tell you up front that she saw birthday cake ice cream at a local ice cream parlor, but she thought she could improve upon it. So she went home, and this is what she did:


She began by baking a vanilla sponge cake in a 9 x 12 pan and then used a serrated blade to hack it into unsightly pieces. She figured that just this once, the aesthetics wouldn't matter. They didn't.

Don't kid yourself. You could use actual, leftover birthday cake for this if you had it on hand and you were so inclined. Saucy was just so keen on the idea, she couldn't wait.

Next, Loopy took a litre of good quality vanilla ice cream out of the freezer to soften. The only stipulation here is that you don't use French Vanilla, it has a yellow cast to it and for this dessert you will want nice white ice cream because the cake already is yellow-ish.


Saucy dug into the icebox and found two small ziploc bags of frosting that were leftover from some recent cupcakes. Saucy always has a little frosting on hand, she hates to waste it. It just turned out that these were pink and green, which look very festive together. She snipped the corner off of each bag and then she and Loopy got busy.


In a large, clean ice cream freezer pail (you know the kind, we all have them around) they started to pile in chunks of cake, scoops of ice cream, and blobs of frosting.

You see, how it looks sort of like a dog's breakfast right now?


Every few minutes, you need to smack the pail on the counter to release the air and make more room for cake, ice cream and frosting. Don't stir the mixture. Just keep scooping, blobbing and smacking until the container is full or you run out of stuff.

This isn't an exact science, people. It's melting leftovers and ice cream together.


Tip: you really need this mixture to be frozen solid before serving. Chances are, it got a little messy and soft while you were creating it and it will take about 24 hours to be a really nice, firm ice cream consistency again. The frosting will freeze nicely in with the cake and the ice cream so when you scoop it, you'll get nice long streaks of colour mixed in.

Serve with sprinkles (of course). The only thing missing here is the candle. Have a happy day.

18 comments:

Sue said...

I love it! So easy, festive and tasty!

Lisa Russell said...

I think you found the key here to making this - not stirring it! I would have probably stirred it and made a mushy mess. Thanks for that tip! Did you put sprinkles in the layering mix as well or just put them on top? Looks wonderful! xoxo, saucy Lisa ;)

CuteStuffInside said...

Sweet!

S.W.A.K.

writing4612 said...

Beautiful creation!

Saucy said...

The sprinkles go on just before serving... with a candle, if you like ;) Otherwise, they for sure would get mushy or at least I bet they would bleed their colours into the concoction, making a big blob of grey and brown mess.

Crista said...

YUMMY! I am going to have to try this one!

Vanessa said...

What a great idea! I'll have to give it a try

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow! It never occurred to me that s could be this easy. And it looks amazing! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

SandraD said...

Great way to have your cake and ice cream all in one scoop! Love the idea of including the frosting. All those different textures must make for a yummy treat.

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

This is such a great idea and the colours make it look so fun!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

you did improve on the original! Though I like the idea in CONCEPT, I never could bring myself to order that kind. Yours, I would eat in a heartbeat, though.

Jada said...

I really think I want to eat a whole pail of this which would be detrimental to me fitting into my wedding dress. I hate you right now ;)

Jerri-Lea said...

My girls would be happy to sample a bowl of that poolside!! CJ just picked up some Stone Cold Birthday Cake Icecream Jelly Belly Beans (I think that's what they were called.)

MJ said...

Hmmm.... I thought the only thing that was shaken, not stirred were martinis. Wrong again.

CRAZYMOM said...

I love birthday cake ice cream. I'm with Lisa. I would have stirred it until it was gray. That was an important tip. I'm looking forward to surprising the kids with this one.

Rhonda Roo said...

Well, you've done it.

My secret favoritest thing in the whole wide world, that i really shouldn't eat but sometimes just have to, is "its your birthday" ice cream cake from our local supermarket-oh yes, i dont even have to expend the calories to walk across the hot parking lot of my favorite ice cream parlor to get it oh no no no-it's conveniently located a stone's throw away in my Grocer's freezer.

Sigh.

But NOW. Oh. It's all your fault i had the ice cream pails sitting around anyway you know-it started with homemade strawberry ice cream.

And now....it's about to go down in a big way.

Birthday or not.

XOXOXOXOX

Colleen said...

Saucy- you're killing me here. How on earth do you fit into your bikinis after making all this delicious stuff? ;)

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Yummy! Just loved it.
Thanks for sharing the tips with us.