Frozen Ice Cream Cake
1 box white cake mix, made to instructions on box
1 half gallon ice cream, your chosen flavor
1/2 can frosting
1 recipe Fondant:
- 1/3 cup softened butter
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
Slightly thaw ice cream. Spread into round cake pan and place pan in freezer to solidify. Bake cake per package instructions. Divide into two cake pans. Use you desired color of food coloring (or mixin would be fun too!). Allow cake to cool. When ready to assemble, take ice cream out of freezer. Place on cake layer on a cake plate. You can protect the plate from future decoration by putting wax or parchment paper under the cake, but sticking out so it can be removed after decoration. Then place the ice cream layer on top. To loosen from the pan, turn it upside down (holding it in with a layer of wax paper on top!) and hold the pan under warm water for a few seconds. this will "melt" the ice cream so that it pops out easily. Place the ice cream disc on top of the first cake layer. Then place the second cake layer on top of the ice cream layer. At this point, you can go ahead and ice or you can place into the freezer to decorate later.
To make fondant, blend the butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt on medium speed with a paddle attachment until smooth and well-combined. Add the powdered sugar all at once, and mix on slow speed, gradually increasing speed to medium until well-combined. The mixture should cling together in the bottom of the bowl and be smooth to the touch. When done, place in desired food coloring to get the color you desire and mix in with beater (you could use your hands and knead it but then you would have dyed hands, trust me...I know!). Roll out to appropriate shape about 1/8 of inch thick. At this point, you are ready to put it on your cake.
Prior to placing fondant on the cake, you need to put a crumb coat of icing. Put a very thin layer of icing on the cake. Then cover with your fondant. It is highly likely that you'll need some help doing this, I did! Then decorate as desired. Enjoy!