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.