Friday, April 27, 2012

Assembling an Ice Cream Cake

As promised, here is how one can easily assemble an ice cream cake at home.   There is no hard & fast rule and no proper recipe.  Just use how much you feel you want and of course also depending on the size of your cake ring. I mentioned cake ring because its easier to remove the ring after the cake has frozen compared to removing it from a cake pan.   Its basically a bottomless cake pan LOL!!

For a 7 in round cake ring (as per my photo), I used 150gm of crushed oreos mixed with 60 gms of melted butter.   Oh!  Did I tell you I found pre-crushed oreos in the bakery store - walau, so convenient now!!     Place your cake ring on a cake board or a plate that you would be using to serve the whole cake.  Which means, once the cake is done, you  dont need to transfer it onto another board or plate for cutting ceremony :D

Place the mixed crushed oreos inside the cake ring and use your metal spoon or bottom of a glass/cup and compared the oreos to the cake board.  Freeze it for 1 hr.   Yes, inside the freezer. 

While freezing that, remove a tub of ice cream and let it melt slightly in room temperature.   Once you can mix it with your spoon and its spreadable, you can the spread the half-melted ice cream onto your oreo base.   Level them properly and do ensure you fill up all corners properly.   Freeze again for 30 mins.    If you would like to try more than one flavours (mine had 4 layers), repeat this step with other flavours.   Once all done, freeze it overnight.  IMPORTANT cos it really melts easily if its out of the fridge.

You can top/decorate it with whatever you like ie chocolate chips, oreo biscuits, fruits and I choose fresh strawberries & a bit more of the crushed oreos.   Then again, you can either have the berries on top fresh or like mine - frozen as well.    For toppings, add it to the cake once you are done layering the last layer of ice-cream.      But if you like your toppings/fruits fresh and not frozen, what you can do is - after its frozen overnight, and just before serving, use a knife, run it over hot water and slowly swipe over the top layer of ice cream.  As soon as a thin layer of the top melts, you can stick your fruits on it.

This is really good after a heavy dinner :D  Cold & refreshing!

Do check out the race car themed cake I did for his school party :D


mNhL said...

That's a great idea to DIY for the kids' birthday. Thks for sharing.

Kristie said...

looks delish.... i wanna try also :)

Mommy to Chumsy said...

oh, the cake looks yummy :)