My granddaughter came up with the theme for a Candy and Ice Cream Sundae Pool Party for her 9th Birthday. I made the Homemade Candy Sundae Birthday Cake out of Marshmallow Treats frosted with buttercream frosting and sprinkles to look like a sundae.
The table was set-up with a variety of candy displayed with the theme of flowers, bugs and butterflies. All of the guests decorated a sugar cone shaped sundae cup and filled it with candy for a take home treat. Along with theme shaped marshmallow treats we served make your own ice cream sundaes.
I found working with marshmallow treats is easier to shape than cake but the key to holding a round ball is to butter your hand to get the shape than wrap it in wax paper and place it in the freezer check it about every five minutes until the marshmallow is set. I used white whipped buttercream frosting and found it was very easy to apply and make it look like a scoop of ice cream.
To make the "strawberry" pink topping I took a small amount of frosting, added red food coloring and water than carefully drizzled it over the top and let it run down the sides. I placed it back in the freezer for about 10 minutes so it would set up than topped it with "whipped cream" white frosting. Once the frosting was set I used tweezers to place candy sprinkles on the sundae.
Candles were added at the last minute as I didn't think the "sundae" could support the weight on a hot day.
This Ice Cream Cone cake was made for my son's pre-school graduation. The teacher asked me to make something fitting for the theme of the graduation party, which was "summer".
Here's how I made the cake: First,I made two cakes; a big rectangular cake and one circle. Then I cut a triangle out of the rectangle cake, and sliced off the bottom of the circle-shaped one so that it fit in size, and placed it on top of the triangle. Then I coated the entire thing with vanilla whipped cream frosting.
For the cone, I used mini tea-biscuits as pavement to create a waffle effect. I made a chocolate frosting using chocolate and butter (the kind that hardens) and carefully coated only part of the whip cream to make it look like fudge that had been poured over the top. Whatever was left plain white I decorated with M&M's.
We are really excited about this cake and it was a HIT in my son's class!
For the ice scream scoops, I baked the 2 halves of the Wilton 3D ball mold. For the cone, I baked a rectangular cake, then cut at an angle to make two large triangles. I then stacked the two triangles and cut the sharp point to make the angle more realistic to a cone.
I also carved out a small half circle out of the top for the scoops to sit in. I covered the cone in rolled fondant colored and flavored with cocoa powder. I took a smaller 2nd piece and layed at an angle to make the overlap look of the ice cream cone. I used toothpicks to hold the ice cream scoops in place. I iced the scoops with a whipped icing recipe from Wilton. I then used regular ice cream sprinkles over the top of the scoops.