Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Fondant Cupcakes

A good friend of mine has her birthday the day after mine so we agreed to get together for dinner and joint birthday celebration with our two families.

Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant

My kids had never been to teppanyaki before so when my friend Andé suggested a place close by we couldn’t wait to go and have food thrown at us!

Mixing pink rolled fondant icing

Of course with 6 children between us and 2 birthdays there had to be a cake. Mixing the colours can be quite a workout especially when you’re 6 months pregnant!

Planet Cake ice cream cake from rolled fondant

I decided to make us an ice cream birthday cake that I had seen in my autographed copy of the Planet Cake book. This is the third cake I have made from this book (others were the lolly pop cake and record player cake) and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve used the great chocolate mud cake and ganache recipe from it as well.

rolled fondant cake to look like an ice cream

I ran out of time to get the right size display board but found the perfect substitute for this cake. I used my daughter’s see through plastic high chair tray which was the perfect size. It looked like the ice cream could have just come out of the freezer!

bite out of rolled fondant ice cream cake

It was quite an easy cake to make all from one 8 inch square chocolate mud cake shaped and covered in dark chocolate ganache and then coloured rolled fondant icing.

Kids ready to eat ice cream cake - from Planet Cake Book

I used a circle cookie cutter to make the “bite” mark in the ice cream before these three cuties made some more bite marks in our cake.

Happy Birthday to us!

  • Julie Briddon

    Lorelei, I just wanted to say what a great picture of you rolling out the icing, you look like a professional chef from a magazine. My daughter, Sophie, also thinks that your cake looks yummy! (She thought it was a real ice-cream at first!)

    • Lorelei

      Thanks for the lovely compliments Julie and Sophie!

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