Ice Cream Cakes Anyone?

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littlecake Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 4:57pm
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i get A LOT of requests for the...i have a big double freezer...was thinking of giving it a whirl...any thoughts or advice?

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cakesdivine Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 8:51pm
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I do icecream cakes. I charge considerably more for them because they are more expensive to make, but they are fun to do.

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countrycakes Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 10:16pm
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thumbs_up.gif I used to be a manager of a small ice cream/candy/coffee shop....I had a BLAST making ice cream cakes! The owner would get me to do them 2 different ways:

1. Bake a 8" cake layer...split in 2 pieces with an ice cream round that was packed the day before....and ice the outside either in buttercream or vanilla ice cream.

2. Pack 2 layers of ice cream rounds, either the same or different, and ice with vanilla ice cream or buttercream.

Both cakes had borders top and bottom...sometimes sprinkles, some times flowers...even did a horse on one , a small horse! and a race car also...I enjoyed doing them.

They both sold VERY WELL. icon_smile.gif The ice cream that we used was Hershey's brand....we had over 40 flavors to choose from! icon_surprised.gif

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tonyas_jewels Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 10:24pm
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if you are doing them where you have a walk-in freezer, then i think they would be fun..but i just did one for my son's birthday, in my own kitchen and it was a big pain in the a$$..hard to keep ice cream from oozing out,trying to frost every thing fast, back and forth into the took me forever!!!

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cakesdivine Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 1:49pm
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I have never heard of Hershey's brand ICE CREAM. I'm from TX so they must not market it here. Sounds yummy!

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littlecake Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 4:15pm
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well i packed 4.5 pounds of ice cream into a 1/2 sheet pan and collar lined with plastic wrap...i figured i'd let it freeze until tomorrow...split the sheet cake....put fudge/ pecans/ chocolate chips in between the cake and ice cream....i also bought a bucket of riches buttercream to ice it with....

i can see if this goes over, i'll need to buy a soft serve machine instead of hand packing save time.

i'm kinda excited....theres not an ice cream cake to be bought for 50 miles!

does my method sound ok?

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cupcakemkr Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 4:34pm
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The health dept. around here makes you take samples of soft serve in to be tested for bacteria 2x a month. Gets to be a hassle when you're busy!

I love making ice cream cake, my son always requests one for his birthday. I bake 2 layers and put ice cream in between, frost with bettercream. So much better than a carvel cake!!

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