Why Can't I Put Buttercream Icing On An Ice Cream Cake?

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 3:19pm by ShortcakesSweets

LoriMc Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 10:23pm
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Is there any reason I can't? Most of the recipes I have seen specify using a non dairy type icing.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 10:25pm
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I don't see why you can't..... either way, you have to work quickly. I have always used softened vanilla ice cream and then used the BC for borders and accents though. Good luckl - sounds good icon_smile.gif

LoriMc Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

I don't see why you can't..... either way, you have to work quickly. I have always used softened vanilla ice cream and then used the BC for borders and accents though. Good luckl - sounds good icon_smile.gif




Yes, that's exactly what I want to do! I just thought I had to use a non dairy type icing because that's what Baskin Robbins and Dairy Queen use.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 12:06am
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You can use Buttercream on an Ice Cream Cake. I've done it before.

LoriMc Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 12:25am
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That's what I am gonna do!

BTW Love that Bible verse!

julzs71 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:45pm
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your icing will be card to cut through. Also it will have a very buttery taste if you are using butter. I'm not sure of shortening.

kansaslaura Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:57pm
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I use buttercream on my son's ice cream cake every year. He loves it!

ShortcakesSweets Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by LoriMc

That's what I am gonna do!

BTW Love that Bible verse!




Thank You!! thumbs_up.gif

lardbutt Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:24pm
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Sounds like something I'd like to try, but how do make an icecream cake?

Anyone wanna share? Thanks!

yummymummy Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:28pm
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I want to know too! Anyone have a great recipe/method they use w/ some tips? Pretty please w/ BC on top?! icon_lol.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:33pm
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This may or may not help you. Many Dairy Queens in my region use "Dixie's Icing" for their ice cream cakes. She formulated a special icing just for this purpose, as her regular buttercream was difficult to work with on ice cream cakes and DQ asked for a new icing. You can check her website for information on buying her icing and she has a video you can watch that should answer all your questions about her different icings. I personally LOVE her original icing and her chocolate icings. I don't use anything else on my cakes.

pugmama1 Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 5:48pm
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I have been doing this for years for my daughter. You just have to watch the timing. I ice the cake and then back to the freezer. Then I bring it out again to do borders and decorations. She likes different sorbets for the ice cream layers and the family always raves. I've also iced with softened vanilla ice cream and then borders and decorations with buttercream. Either way it tastes great and people love it!

lardbutt Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:20pm
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All great info BUT.........how do you get an ice cream cake? icon_cry.gif PLEASE!!!!!

ShortcakesSweets Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:35pm
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By "Ice Cream Cake" *I* am referring to a two layer cake with a layer of ice cream in between instead of just Buttercream.

lardbutt Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by ShortcakesSweets

By "Ice Cream Cake" *I* am referring to a two layer cake with a layer of ice cream in between instead of just Buttercream.



Thank You! I'm so sorry I need it in toddler terms. icon_redface.gif

Do you just try to spread softened icecream on the cake and then refreeze it?

pugmama1 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 1:07am
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All I do is bake a cake- usually 2 layers. I split them so I can have 3 layers of filling. The cake must be cool- frozen is better. You let the ice cream soften and spread between layers. Then put the whole thing, maybe wrapped with saran wrap, back into the freezer. I would say, at least 30 minutes. Bring it out again and quickly ice with your buttercream. If you are speedy, you can do borders also, otherwise put it back into the freezer for another 30 minutes, probably unwrapped at this point. Bring it out again and finish decorating. Then back into the freezer. I make it no earlier than the day before I am going to serve it. I f you ice with softened ice cream- again be speedy and get it back into the freezer quickly. It isn't really hard at all to make one. It's just a few trips to the freeezer and back and it sure beats the price of a readymade ice cream cake.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:19pm
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Originally Posted by MessyBaker

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Originally Posted by ShortcakesSweets

By "Ice Cream Cake" *I* am referring to a two layer cake with a layer of ice cream in between instead of just Buttercream.


Thank You! I'm so sorry I need it in toddler terms. icon_redface.gif

Do you just try to spread softened icecream on the cake and then refreeze it?




This is what I do ~ Say you want to make a 9" two layer cake. I bake the layers and let them cool completely. Meanwhile, I line one 9" pan with waxed paper and then place a nice dam of Buttercream around the inside edge of the pan. Then I spread a layer of softened ice cream inside the dam and let it freeze completely solid. When cake layers are cooled and ice cream is frozen I put the cake together as normal with the ice cream in the middle, then ice and decorate as desired. Just pop it back in the freezer as the ice cream begins to soften and bring it back out to finish decorating.

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