Ice Cream Cake!

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rajinaren Posted 9 May 2007 , 9:17pm
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I need a good icecream cake recipe. Only problem is the ice cream melt and butter cream does not stick to the ice cream. Is there any particular type of Icecream I have to use. Or when i buy it in store do they use different butter cream....really confused...since my first attempt failed badly. Need help icon_cry.gif

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Rainbow Posted 9 May 2007 , 10:09pm
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I have made 2 ice cream cakes in the past 2 weeks. The first cake was chocolate cake a 9x13 sliced in half length wise. I covered and froze both halves. Next I used an electric knife and sliced the 1/2 gallon of chocolate ice cream the short way placing the slices on top of the frozen cake half. Placed the other cake half on and returned it to the freezer. Wrapped in press and seal and heavy duty foil. When it was totally frozen I made Wilton's Satbilized whipping cream recipe http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/icing/stable.cfm x5 and used that to ice and even pipe a border and decorate a little. I have attached a pic of this cake. I also made a white cake the same way with vanilla ice cream and sliced strawberries and hot fudge drizzled on top of the ice cream. YUM. You have to very thinly slice the berries though! The Wilton recipe can get costly???

Sue
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sweeteecakes Posted 10 May 2007 , 2:21am
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looks terrific rainbow!

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krystalp Posted 10 May 2007 , 3:02am
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I've made several ice cream cakes...depending on how many servings you want, or how tall you want it...you can make 2 cakes or you can make 1 cake and cut it in half. I usually soften the ice cream a little bit, then put it in the same size pan as the cake you are making. I've done round, square, and 13x9. Line the pan with wax paper leaving some hanging over to lift it out with. Also freeze the cake. When everything is frozen solid, you can put them all together. I also use the stabilized whipped cream recipe. I usually ice it with the whipped cream and then decorate with buttercream, depending on the designs. To decorate, you have to do a little at a time...decorate a little bit...then run it to the freezer...Can be a pain, but I think it's worth it. In my photos, the sports ball cake, strawberry shortcake cake, barbie cake, dinosaur cake, and castle cake are all ice cream cakes. I never got them very smooth, but I didn't try very hard. Anyways, I hope this helps some. icon_smile.gif
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rajinaren Posted 10 May 2007 , 1:13pm
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krystalp I went through you Photo's of ice cream cake's...its beautiful. It has given me confidnece to try ice cream cake again. Thanks!

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mgdqueen Posted 10 May 2007 , 1:22pm
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Krystal-I can't believe those cakes are ice cream!! WOW-I've never seen ice cream cakes decorated like THAT before!

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christielee Posted 10 May 2007 , 2:54pm
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I had no idea you could do this either. My kids love ice cream and I'm definately gonna have to try this! Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

Christie

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krystalp Posted 10 May 2007 , 3:44pm
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Thanks! guys!!!! icon_lol.gif My family LOVES ice cream cakes. It takes a lot of work and a whole lot of patience!!! I don't think I'll ever make one for anyone other than family though. icon_rolleyes.gif icon_biggrin.gif

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sunflowerfreak Posted 10 May 2007 , 4:05pm
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Has anyone made an ice cream cake without the cake? Just like a cookie crumb bottom with all ice cream and then decorated? Someone has been wanting me to make one but I have no idea how I would do it.

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hillmn Posted 10 May 2007 , 4:10pm
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Do you think it would work to put a layer of crushed cookies and caramel on top of the icecream prior to putting the top piece of cake on? Kind of like the DQ cakes.

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krystalp Posted 10 May 2007 , 4:41pm
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That would definately work...Here's a bunch of recipes for ice cream cakes...there are some there that are made with cookie crumbs instead of cake. Just remember to line your pan with wax paper or foil so you can lift it out.
http://www.recipegoldmine.com/cakeicecr/cakeicecr.html
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Horselady Posted 10 May 2007 , 6:54pm
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I just did my first icecream cake, and I didn't think to look for a rec. but, I just took a regular mix, put some of it in a Jelly Roll Pan, then baked it, (two jelly roll pans, to make one 9x13 cake) Then I cut the cake to fit a 9x13 pan, put the cake on the bottom, took "extra" slices to line sides, then filled with ice cream...the put the other cake on top, froze over night, then inverted the 9x13 pan and out popped an "all cake" surface with ice cream inside... was told it was way better than DQ...Don't know how.....good ice cream i guess..Oh and I used butter cream...

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hillmn Posted 10 May 2007 , 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by Horselady

I just did my first icecream cake, and I didn't think to look for a rec. but, I just took a regular mix, put some of it in a Jelly Roll Pan, then baked it, (two jelly roll pans, to make one 9x13 cake) Then I cut the cake to fit a 9x13 pan, put the cake on the bottom, took "extra" slices to line sides, then filled with ice cream...the put the other cake on top, froze over night, then inverted the 9x13 pan and out popped an "all cake" surface with ice cream inside... was told it was way better than DQ...Don't know how.....good ice cream i guess..Oh and I used butter cream...




Very good idea, kind of like icecream in a cake box. Was the buttercream hard after being in the freezer or did you eat the cake right away?

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sunflowerfreak Posted 10 May 2007 , 10:39pm
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I just did my first ice cream cake also. I lined my pan with saran wrap. I took crushed Oreo cookies and lined the bottom of the pan and just pressed down the Oreos with my hand. Then I took Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and put that on top of the Oreos. Then I put more crushed Oreos on top of that and then I put Chocolate Chip ice cream on top of that. It is now in the freezer. When it's solid again I will whip up some stablized whippped cream and see if I can decorate with it. It looks yummy though.

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msthang1224 Posted 10 May 2007 , 11:09pm
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I am so glad I found this thread. I have to make an
ice cream cake this saturday and i was just going to wing it. But since you guys are so helpful, i'll use the tips you gave, THANKS A BUNCH!!!

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krystalp Posted 10 May 2007 , 11:19pm
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I just did my first ice cream cake also. I lined my pan with saran wrap. I took crushed Oreo cookies and lined the bottom of the pan and just pressed down the Oreos with my hand. Then I took Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream and put that on top of the Oreos. Then I put more crushed Oreos on top of that and then I put Chocolate Chip ice cream on top of that. It is now in the freezer. When it's solid again I will whip up some stablized whippped cream and see if I can decorate with it. It looks yummy though.



ooooooooooohhh!!! That sounds soooooo yummy! I'll be right there to try it out for you!!! icon_lol.gif You make me want to try one like this.....Soon......like maybe right now....

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sunflowerfreak Posted 11 May 2007 , 10:26am
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It was really fast and east to do it the way I did it. I didn't want to put cake into it. Now I just have to ice it and decorate it today.

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Horselady Posted 11 May 2007 , 6:00pm
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To the person who asked about if the butercream was hard...I don't know, I didn't get to eat it as it was for a friend. But I eard it was great.

I guess I don't see the point of having a cake without any "cake" so I wanted the icecream in the center and the cake on the outside, (I also lined the bottom (or top while I was making it) with crushed oreos, but without the center, (I made a paste out of the centers and put that on the firt layer of cake, so the melted icecream wouldn't soak into the cake...)

They said it was better than DQ, but I didn't have any so I don't know. + I used B&J ice cream!

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lilkimberb Posted 11 May 2007 , 6:14pm
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I have made the Dairy Queen Ice Cream cake that is in the recipes section on this site and it is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would recommend it to everyone. Try it. It is great!! thumbs_up.gif icon_biggrin.gif

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rajinaren Posted 11 May 2007 , 6:16pm
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where is it in the recipe section?

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GinaJuarez Posted 11 May 2007 , 6:23pm
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where is it in the recipe section?




http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2261-0-Dairy-Queen-Ice-Cream-Cake.html

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christielee Posted 14 May 2007 , 1:14pm
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Hey, I tried this yesterday for Mother's Day, and it was soooooo... good! I torted two 8x8 squares and put ice cream and chocolate sauce in the middleof the layers, and then just tinted cool whip for the frosting and made fondant roses for decoration. It was VERY yummy, even my child who hates cake loved it! Thank ya'll so much for sharing!

Christie

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joby1 Posted 14 May 2007 , 1:28pm
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I love making ice cream cakes from scratch, they are so much cheaper than buying them!!

I have a frozen cake (whatever size you want) then line that same pan with saran, parchment, wax (whatever you have on hand) and fill with softened ice cream and then freeze. When ice cream has frozen again tip pan over on top of frozen cake!

My frosting recipe is 16 oz of cool whip (or cheap brand) and mix with 1/4 C PS and add 1 - 2 tsp of vanilla (depends on your tastes). Let this firm up in the fridge and then frost. I have not decorated with it yet, but I always have buttercream frosting around so normally us that for borders or decos which is fine out of the freezer. It is a pain since you do have to keep putting it in the freezer after having it out for a littl bit, but worth it in my opinion.

The one attached or if not there it is in my pics (oreo cookies on top), I made it yesterday and ate last night. I had left over cake that i cut to size and left over frosting (both kinds) and threw it together for myself!!!

HTH anyone with questions!
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rajinaren Posted 14 May 2007 , 1:47pm
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joby1 your cake looks yummy...cant wait to try!

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joby1 Posted 14 May 2007 , 1:50pm
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Thanks, it was yummy!! I had to buy another carton of ice cream since my DH and I ate the first one before I made the cake!

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