Mom wanted an ice cream cake for her birthday. It was chocolate butter cake and vanilla ice cream with vanilla and chocolate buttercream. I learned a lot from my mistakes when I made this one. I ended up with ice cream all over my freezer because the ice cream expanded when I stuck it in the freezer to harden. Also, buttercream frosting is really hard to slice when frozen. The next time I make an ice cream cake I will use a very light cake and whipped cream icing. That should be easier to cut and eat frozen.
Sam's First BirthdayThis was my first attempt at marshmallow fondant. I love the stuff! It tastes so much better and is easier to work with than regular fondant. This cake was very time consuming, but so much fun. It took me back to my modeling clay days as a kid. The giant "1" is covering a big mistake. I tried to write with some junk I bought from the store. It made a huge mess. I will not be buying that stuff again. Maybe that is why I rarely see writing on fondant cakes. Hmmm.
Yardboy's Girl Scout Birthday Cakes
Tater is a Daisy Scout, and yes, "we" are selling lots of cookies.
Yardboy loves Samoas, so here is my tribute to the cookie. It is a butter cake with chopped up Samoas in the batter. I covered the whole thing in caramel, then stuck toasted coconut all over it. Finally, I drizzled semi-sweet chocolate over it.
Thin Mints are Yardboy's all-time favorite. So, I baked chocolate butter cake with chopped up thin mints in the batter. I filled the layers with dark chocolate mint ganache and frosted it with frosting made from the ganache. Decadent!