Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birthday Cake

I remember the first time I ever tasted an ice cream cake. My Dad had gone down to our local 31 Flavors, only to return home with an ice cold, white sheet cake topped with little pink flowers. He put the box down on the kitchen table and explained to his wide eyed, five year old daughter that the vanilla ice cream was actually inside. the. cake.  Oh the curiosity and wonder of it all!

I've thought about that birthday cake every year since.

I realize ice cream cakes are somewhat controversial- well, at least they are around my house. And frosting, that too is a contentious topic (for the record, I am in the less is more camp). But an ice cream cake... in my opinion, there is nothing quite like it and the fact that just the anticipation of another bite can inspire that same childlike wonder I felt so many years ago, makes it the birthday cake for me.

Luckily, Martha featured the cake of my dreams in this month's issue.

I'll be sure to follow the step by step instructions just in time to celebrate with a great big bite this weekend.



Albertina || Mimosa Lane said...

This looks so yummilicious. Wao!! I love anything with meringue even though she calls it marshmellow...seem so healthy to me. I will be trying this one for sure. Mean it. Will email you when I do. Happy early B-day!!

jackie jade said...

oohh looks so good! i love ice cream cake too. so good.
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Kristen said...

OMG when I was little my birthday cake of choice was always 31 flavors! Have you ever had Claim Jumpers?! OMG I DIE.

Albertina || Mimosa Lane said...

BTW how was your b-day??

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Coming up this weekend actually (Super Bowl Sunday... boo.) Thanks for asking!

Albertina || MimosaLane said...

yeay! Have a great one!!

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