I usually take great pleasure in baking birthday cakes for my kids. However I made Lukas birthday a little differently this year as it was made entirely out of ice-cream! This might be odd for some, but in my childhood ice-cream cake was normal. Besides, don’t you find that kids tend to eat the icing of the cake first? With ice-cream cake the whole cake gets eaten by your little party guests. Trust me! Ice-cream cake is the best! You can thank me later 😉
This ice-cream is super easy to make. I chose this recipe as it does not need churning therefore it can just be frozen in a dome shaped dish. I used a metal mixing bowl, but I would recommend a silicone dome shaped baking mould.
MOON ICE-CREAM CAKE
- 1l whipping or double cream
- 2 cans condensed milk (784g)
- 1 tbsp vanilla essence (optional)
- black food colouring (as needed)
1. Whip the cream and add the rest of ingredients into the bowl.
2. Mix to combine, add more of food colouring if necessary.
3. Transfer the mix into the mould if using. Otherwise freeze it in the bowl overnight.
4. To remove the cake out of silicone mould should be easy. But if you froze it in a metal bowl there is a trick you can use for safe removal. Put the bowl upside down and place damp hot cloths on top. Keep swapping cloths for freshly heated ones till ice-cream comes out. With this method the cake came out not in the best shape, but considering it is meant to be a moon like I decided the wobbly lines give an authentic character to it.
Once tidied up, decorated with some authentic craters 😉 , and with space themed candles I think it turned out pretty well!
Another good reason why this cake is good to make for birthdays is because it can be prepped weeks before and decorated with very little to be impressive.