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#1 tenar

Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:54 PM

Not sure whether to put this into "parties" or cooking.

I've now got an icecream cake (aka softened icecream mixed with mini M&Ms, biscuit base) freezing in a mould in the freezer overnight.  Party is tomorrow late afternoon.

It's got 3l of icecream in it.

How long before I need to cut it do I need to:

- let it warm to get it out of the tin (tin is non-stick lined with glad wrap)
- let it warm so I can slice it into 20 sticky slices...

Any tips?  It's been years since I did an icecream cake and I have bad memories of one in my family that was too hard to slice at the critical moment...

#2 fraidycat

Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:18 PM

My mum makes these every year x 4 for 30 years....we love ice cream cake.  Remember when you mix in the goodies the density od the cake increases so 3 litres wont seem like quite so much.  Freeze it solid.  Use warm water bath to sit the cake in and slide out of the tin.  Refeeze.  Decorate and refreeze.  When you serve, heat up the knife in a large cup of hot water between slices.

#3 tenar

Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

Thanks PP that's really useful and that explains why in fact most of 2 2l containers of icecream fit in.  I did try not to squash it down too much so it kept its texture: hope it worked.

How warm water?  Lukewarm?  Warmer than that?

#4 fraidycat

Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:04 PM

Do you know the expression...'like a hot knife through butter'...  a super hot knife will make cutting super easy.

#5 Sancti-claws

Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:45 PM

Don't be like Sancti-claws, who got an ice-cream cake for her daughter's party at a park in her OLD home town (so no home just around the corner options) and fail to bring any plates, serviettes OR cutlery (including the knife).  There was, however, 30 plastic spoons for some reason in the back of her car so kids got to hoe in like savages

Yhose kids might not agree with this advice.

#6 tenar

Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:51 PM

Thanks for the advice.  The cake was a massive hit!

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