Monday, August 2, 2010



Not that Woodstock...


Ice cream cake are a pain in the ass! They take forever...but the possibilities are pretty much endless!
There are 1000 flavors of cake and ice cream so live the dream go wild!
I am going to do two Woodstock inspired cakes with help from my bffs Ben and Jerry!
Guess what flavors?!


So here goes!
For the phish food were going to do:
Vanilla tie-dye cake
Fluff butter cream frosting
Fudge sauce
and those little chocolate sprinkles that go in store icecream cakes
Now for Cherry Garcia:
Chocolate chocolate chip cake
Fluff butter cream
and Cherry preserves

PHISH FOOD CAKE: (Phish never played Woodstock...just so no one is confused, they are however a smelly hippy band heehee)
Tie-dye cake

1/2 cup unsalted butter

2/3 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup milk

Pre-heat the oven to 350 mix up the cake, cream the butter and sugar add vanilla, eggs and milk the all the dry ingredents. Once the cake is mixed it's time to tie-dye! Separate the batter into three or four small bowls add a different color food dye to each, Get a 8" round pan geese and flour then alternately add the different colored batter use a butter knife to swirl colors (be sure not to mix them too much or you'll end up with brown cake...weird). Bake the cake for 20 or so minutes, when its done remove from the pan and let it cool on a cooling rack.

Fluff butter cream frosting

1 cup butter (softened)

1 7oz. jar of Fluff (sorry if your not from New England and don't know what Fluff should move!)

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla.

Put Fluff, butter and vanilla in the mixer and cream it reduce speed and add sugar.

Easy easy.

Now the hard part. Put the frosting to the side covered for the night. Take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it warm up. Get a 9" round spring form pan, put a sheet of parchment paper in the bottom. Cut your cooled cake into layers (see video attached)(just 2 layers1) then place 1 COOLED cake layer in there add a layer of store bought ice cream topping fudge (NOT HURSHEY"S SYRUP!) then in a bowl empty one container on B&J Phishfood ice cream and soften it by mixing it with a wooden spoon (it really just need to be soft enough to spread without pulling up your cake (the video uses piping bags...not necessary). Spread the layer of phish food over the top of the cake, add a layer of frosting or fudge (whatever) the put the other cake layer on top. Cover with wax paper and freeze for 5 or 6 hours!

now that your ice cream is hard mmmm, is frostin' time! Carefully remove the cake from the spring form pan place it on a cake stand or completely flat plate frost the sides and top of the cake with fluff butter cream then sprinkle the little chocolate bits all over it! (the chocolate bits can be found with the cake toppings, if you cant find them smashed up Oreos work just as well, and you get the joy of smash-ums!). Freeze the cake till your ready to serve it!

NOW FOR THE CHERRY GARCIA (the Dead did in fact play Woodstock and this cake will steal your face maan)

For the cake use the vegan chocolate cake recipe from the "Giftcakes" post chocolate chips and all.

like before bake in a 8" round pan. let it cool fully, whip up the Fluff frosting. Cut cake into layers, place the bottom layer of your cake in the spring form pan top with a layer of cheery preserves and then the Fluff frosting, the ice cream, preserves and the top layer of cake! Freeze for 5 or 6 hours, frost the same as the Phish cake but add cherry preserves to the top of the cake, you can also drip colored food dye down the sides to give you a colorful tye-dye look (OOOOOooooOOO0000OOOOoo pretty!)


Good luck!!

Oh and remember don't take the brown acid!!


Ice Cream Cake from Jade on Vimeo.

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