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DD wants birthday icecream...

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Mamathulu Wed 05-Oct-11 08:27:25

Yes, I know, she's slightly odd for not liking cake. Last year we layered loads of different flavours & sweets & sauces (all fruity,) into a large perspex bowl & put her candles on that, which she loved.
It's her 13th this year, so I was having a think - do you think it would work putting it into some kind of cake of jelly mould? The only drawback I could think of would be that you wouldn't see the icecream through the side, and you probably wouldn't be able to pop it out of the mould without defrosting it?
Or am I being dense and this is a really bad plan?

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 05-Oct-11 09:01:31

You could give it a framework/support structure with wafer biscuits if you wanted it be more freestanding

Moomoomie Wed 05-Oct-11 09:05:19

How about making some sort of bombe.
Search recipes for examples.
I used to make them years ago.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 05-Oct-11 09:12:15

When I lived in the US, on people's birthday there would always be cake in the office and frequently it was 'icecream cake' - its not an unusual idea. If you google that you should find recipes.

savoycabbage Wed 05-Oct-11 09:22:27

Yes they are all the rage here on Australia too. More the norm than ordinary birthday cakes in fact. I bet there are recipies all overvt the Internet. I have definitely got one for one of those barbie cakes as my dd wanted it but I did it with real cake instead. Do you want me to look in the book?

funnypeculiar Wed 05-Oct-11 09:23:28

How about a baked alaska? Very impressive but easy - ds had one for his birthday cake once...

Witchathulu Thu 06-Oct-11 23:47:41

thanks all - shall have a look tomorrow - still have 3 weeks so I'm sure I'll find something!

MilkNoSugarPlease Sat 08-Oct-11 12:25:51

Baskin Robbins do an ice cream cake

Eglu Sat 08-Oct-11 12:38:42

Lorraine Pascal did a cake the other day filled with ice cream. It looked great it's here

purplewerepidj Sat 08-Oct-11 12:40:45

Blancmange moulds well - I remember begging my mum to make a blancmange bunny for me when I was about 5. It had green jelly grass and everything <spoiled rotten emoticon>

I bet you could make it, set it, turn it out then freeze it... (would take up a lot of room in the freezer though)

Witchathulu Sat 08-Oct-11 13:01:59

lmao eglu - not sure dd's friend's parents would be too keen on the rum/limoncello in that recipe - but definitely one for an adult dinner party! grin
But DH has said she just wants to stick a load of flavours in a bowl again, so no icecream cakemaking for me this year! sad Maybe next year though!

Carrotsandcelery Sat 08-Oct-11 13:07:26

You could mould her favourite flavour of ice cream in a bowl and then coat it in grated chocolate. You could decorate with sparkler candles.

I had this problem recently and struggled to buy and ice cream cake which didn't also contain sponge.

I eventually got one through Rizza's ice cream. website here Be clear with them about the size of the cake though - their idea of a portion size and mine were vastly different <greedy>

Witchathulu Sun 09-Oct-11 11:01:09

Wow - that website's fantastic - I get so bored of having to pick the same old blardy flavours - whenever we go to France they always have the most fabulous choice of flavours, even in the tiny little village restaurants - and we always say 'Why can't you get that choice in the UK!?'
So many thanks for that carrots, she'll love it! grin

Carrotsandcelery Sun 09-Oct-11 11:20:19

As I say, just watch the size of the cakes as the little one we got was TINY.

Carrotsandcelery Sun 09-Oct-11 11:23:48

We got the bottom one on this page here and it was the size of a side plate. I should have guessed by the price.

It was enough ice cream tbh but it looked really puny.

talkingnonsense Sun 09-Oct-11 11:31:46

We used to pop out a Ben and jerrys type tub and stck meringues round the edges, decorate with whipped cream and stick the candles on top.

herecomesthsun Tue 11-Oct-11 01:44:04

heston here - not a big cake though

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