Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Ice Cream Tall Cake

We had seven March birthdays
to celebrate this Sunday and 
I decided to give my brother's 
Ice Cream Tall Cake idea a try. 

This enormous cake has been 
a family tradition in his home 
for years and I finally 
decided to give it a try.

It consists of a layer of cake 
topped with three layers of 
ice cream.  Over the years 
as he has told me of how they 
made it, it seemed daunting, 

but I figured out a way 
to make it easier.  

I lined my cake pans with 
plastic wrap and then 
topped the plastic wrap 
with a round of parchment 
paper cut to fit.  Then I 
spooned the ice cream in, 
starting along the edges.  I 
used a whole container of 
ice cream for each layer. 
I finally pressed the layer 
down with the back of 
my metal measuring cup 
and did a final smoothing 
with a knife. 

I left the ice cream 
layers in the freezer 
overnight, as well as 
the baked cake layer.

It was so easy to lift 
the layers out using 
the plastic wrap and 
then removing the 
parchment paper.  

My brother Fritz always
frosts his with another 
container of ice cream, 
but I decided to use a 
large container of 
Cool Whip.  I liked 
that I could pipe the 
Cool Whip out.  

Of course, with that many 
birthdays, we had to top 
it with sprinkles.  My SIL 
loved the cake so much he 
said we needed to make 
this a weekly dessert!

From top to bottom the 
flavors are 
Mint Chocolate Chip
French Silk
Cookie Dough

The birthday drinks 
were made by frosting 
the edge of the goblets 
and then dipping in 
sprinkles.  We placed 
some cotton candy in each 
glass and poured 
Cherry 7Up in. 
Everyone loved watching 
the pop melt the 
cotton candy and 
turn the pop 
different colors. 

Thanks for stopping by 
to help us celebrate 
lots of birthdays.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. What a bright, sweet bit of cheer this back-to-30s morning after SPRING has teased us with that glorious air that's like water on your skin as you walk outside. It seems ages since any assurance that any of our favorite posters would have dropped by in the night, and this wonderful bit of your colorful days is simply charming---just looking at the array of small decorative containers awaiting some delightful treat to come was like standing in a jewelry store, with no idea where to look next at all the finery.

    All these closed in/stay-home samenesses of days have been brightened by glimpses of the familiar colors of the world, and after such a years-long siege of being almost what the old radio announcers used to call "shut-ins," with my lack of inclination to write anything or create---I'm SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!! I'm so glad to have me back.

  2. This cake looks so delish! I think I drooled a bit! Love the cotton candy idea - it's always fun to watch is dissolve! Hope everyone enjoyed their birthdays!

  3. I like both ideas! The cake is super-tall, and the drinks would be fun to make and watch. :D


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