Em here, so I was in the middle of working on my doily project from yesterday that I promised I would show results of, when it started POURING! Hallelujah!! (We really need the rain.) Anyways so now I probably have to do it tomorrow :( But on the bright side it opens up my time to write this awesome Pinstrosity from Andrea! It was her hubby's birthday, and he doesn't like cake (who does this guy think he is, jk jk my hubby doesn't like cake either. What the heck men?! Oh well, more for us :) ) and so she decided to be an awesome wife and make him and ice cream sandwich cake, that's right folks and ICE CREAM SANDWICH CAKE! So here is the original:
**Some comments brought it to our attention, that the website above is not the original, it is however the website that Andrea got her recipe from, just to give credit where credit is due, here is the other website that features this particular picture AND recipe: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/ice-cream-sandwich-cake-by-donna-prouty-candibaby#.T5QPpoolGXG.pinterest Thank you readers for giving us this info!!**
Can I get an amen?! Amen! Here is how Andrea's turned out... :(
Sad day!!! She said she followed the directions to a "T" and stuck it in the freezer in a cake container so it would be a, TA DA Surprise! And everyone's faces were surprised, but no the good kind... when she pulled off the top and the above is what she saw...
The original says to layer the 8 ice cream sandwiches, top it with the cool whip, then the fudge drizzle and M&M's (are you drooling yet?) and repeat for all the layers. After you are done with assembly place it in the freezer for 3 hours. Seems simple enough right? Well seeing as cool whip is not solid by any means I would say the fault lies there, or Andrea;s freezer perhaps. Here's what I would do, however this version is more time intensive.
Take the ice cream sandwiches out of the freezer, top with toppings but only do the first layer, put in the freezer for an hour. Then pull it out and do the next layer at lightening speed, and freeze for an hour, and so on and so forth. I don't think that Andrea did anything wrong, the ingredients are just extremely time and heat sensitive...you have to keep it cold or it will turn out like Andrea's did, which she said her family ate, so all in all not so bad. But save your ego a low blow and freeze in between layers just to be on the safe side. Freezing between layers, and inserting all ingredients in their proper holding place (fridge, freezer, Arctic Circle, what have you) will not only insure that no melting happens, but I think it will make it easier to assemble as everything won't be falling apart on you...
Oh and to add, I might also point out that Andrea's freezer may be to fault here, it may not have closed all the way, been cold enough, or it could have been in a warm spot (weird but I had a freezer that did that), possibilities to think about, and a warning to future ice cream sandwich cake makers, check your freezer!!!
Let me know if anyone had a similar experience, we love your feedback, now the rain has stopped, which means I have some doilies to see to! Happy Wednesday!