I'm having issues clicking on links from this site related to ice cream cakes! Anybody know what kind of icing Baskin Robbins uses on their cakes? I read that the ice cream cake is actually coated with vanilla ice cream and then decorated with some type of colored icing.
Anybody ever worked at Baskin Robbins??????
Sorry, Never worked for BR, but I did work for Carvers cakes and we used Pastry Pride when the cake called for a white icing. They have a chocolate ganache type that I could never figure out, but when cooled turned to a soft shell.
I have done some more digging and found out that the cakes are actually "iced" with softened vanilla ice cream, then refrozen and decorated (not covered) with something called Rich's Bettercreme which is non-dairy. The only place that sells it here is Sam's Club and I don't have a membership, so I need to find a recipe of something similar.
Rich's Bettercream and Pastry Pride are very similar. Pastry Pride has 2 varieties, regular and Premier. The premier is better to work with for cakes and better tasting. I usually add a little powdered sugar when whipping it. I am not sure where you are located. I buy mine from Smart & Final, but both are carried at local restuarant supply stores. (the kind that carry food items) and you would not need a membership. It will come frozen and when thawed you will need to whip it. there is another product that is similar, its called WhipNTop.
I'm in Nashville, and we have a food distributer called Sysco, but I was told they would have to order a case for me and I only need it for one little ice cream cake.
Oh you poor baby! Sysco is a major food distributor. I'm surprised they didn't tell you, you would have to order a pallet! haha. Where do you buy your cake supplies, do they carry any of these products? Because the cake suppy shops in So. Cal do.
Yeah, I tried to call the one cake shop we have and she referred me to the food distributor places. Oh well!!!!
Back to the drawing board!