The other side /-/ Ice cream sprinkle cake with “birthday cake” butter cream and oreo crumb

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Before I go on to talk about this cake, I feel I need to address an issue often promoted by post such as these. I am talking about childhood nostalgia and all the positive emotions that come along with the expression of innocence. While I may use my childhood as a reference point for some of happiness and memorable moments of my life; if I was honest a majority my childhood was filled with some of the loneliest and soul crushing experiences. I guess they say what does kill you makes you stronger right? If that is true I have a heart of stone and a skin as thick as quick sand.

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The reason why I am bring this up is that my sister just had a little baby girl. Yes, she is too cute and totally chubby bubble that you want to eat but whenever I look at her, I hope she does not grow up with a childhood like mine. Not that my family life was bad, that was actually the good part; I am referring to when she goes to school and interacts with other kids. I have been a victim of school yard bullying not only school yard but anytime I came to interact with other kids in public.

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I do not know how many of you can relate to this but I was the kid most people picked on. “Oh woe you”, some will say as they roll your eyes. “We all feel like this at one stage” and to some extent I agree with them. However when you experience being the unpopular pick on kid for a majority of your primary (kindergarden to year 6); you become different. I was the person mostly to picked last in the team for school sports and segregated from playground games. I was the unpopular girl who was friends with one of popular girls; the tag long essentially. For any of you who can relate to this it is incredibly painful as child not be accepted by your peers; mocked for the simple reason of “we do not like you”.

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While I did grow up to except I would never really fit, a moment in my in year 5 changed my outlook on life. In short the new girl I became friends with, introduced to my friends; inevitably turned the entire year on me (she started “I hate Belinda club”). I hate admitting this because I believe I should be stronger, but I remember crying almost every night because I was taunted every time I entered the playground. From that moment on not only did I believe I was geneticly made to be hated but it prevent me from talking to anyone for about year and half. I guess this is why my spoken English is so bad.

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Yes I have gotten over most it, but I felt I need to address that REAL childhoods are not all filled with sprinkles and unicorns popping marshmallows.

Now after that long and depressive post, I bring you sprinkle cake! Of course all the popular babies get sprinkle cakes for their one month birthday right?

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This may look fancy and complicated but this cake is simply the easiest cake I have ever made. I might be a baker but sometimes I need a quick cake that requires less effort. You can call it my love/ hate relationship with baking; sometimes I can go all out, others not so much.

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The ice creams on this cake not are just for decoration but the cake is made from melted ice cream, box mix, eggs and milk. Yes, simply the easiest cake you can make and it taste like ice cream. Honestly I cannot think of better cake when you are short on time. I saw this recipe and honestly I was sceptical of the end result however I was pleasantly surprized at the end texture. It is not dry and keeps a very tender crumb. Well you cannot really go wrong with cake mix and tub of ice cream can you?

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The icing is butter and almond flavoured Swiss butter cream to replicate the “birthday cake flavour” found in Store bought birthday cakes. Very vanilla flavoured ice cream cakes sandwiched with creamy buttery “cake” icing and crushed up birthday oreos is just the thing to mark my little nieces 30 day birthday. While this may not be a mind blowing original cake, it is still fun and way too easy not to share. Even the clumsiest baker can do this! What are you waiting for? Try it!

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Ice cream sprinkle cake with birthday cake butter cream

From cookie and cups

Cake

1 box cake mix, I used vanilla

1 pint ice cream, melted

3 eggs

2 8 inch pans or 4 5inch pans

Preheat oven to 180C

Grease cake pan liberally with cooking spray or butter and flour.

Mix the cake mix, eggs and ice cream together and beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.

Follow box for baking times. Time will vary based on type of pan you use.

Let cool and remove from pan.

Allow to cool on wire rack.


Butter cream recipe

French butter cream

6 yolks

250g caster sugar

30ml water

450g butter

2 tsp clear butter flavour

1tsp almond extract

In a stand mixer beat egg yolks until pale yellow and fluffy. This takes about 7 minutes.

At the same time, in a sauce pan combined sugar and water. Place on stove on medium heat. You are making sugar syrup.

Heat the syrup, swirling to evenly distribute heat. Bring the mix to 118C.

Once it reaches this temperature, drizzle the syrup into the beating bowl of egg yolks. Make sure to pour down the side to avoid the beaters.

Continue to beat until this mix is room temperature. It will not be as big as the normal egg white mixes but it should be pale and creamy.

Change to paddle.

Add the butter slowly on medium speed. Scrape the bowl often. Continue this process until all butter is added.

Add butter and almond flavour beat on high medium until fluffy.

Set aside.

Assembly

One cake recipe, cooled and trimmed

One butter cream recipe

One packet of crushed oreos (I used birthday cake ones)

6 waffle cones, trimmed to the mini, mini size. About 3 cm tall cones

100g melted dark chocolate

Baking tray

2 packets of sprinkles

Cut the domes off your cakes and set aside.

Ice and fill each cake, you can get wonderful tutorial here on Bakers Royal but just do not do the ruffles. Before you place on the other layer place crumbled oreos in the middle.

Set in the fridge to cool for 1 hour

Make your ice cream cones

Using a melon baller, take scoops of butter cream and place on the mini cones. Fridge for 1 hour

Dip the butter cream into the chocolate then top with sprinkles. Fridge again for 1 hour or until needed.

Continue on with the cake and finishng it

Follow the cakes blog tutorial for the cake: GO HERE!!!

Honestly it is best tutorial you will find and it is so clear

Place on your cones, secure your cones with a little melted chocolate.

Fridge until needed




'The other side /-/ Ice cream sprinkle cake with “birthday cake” butter cream and oreo crumb' have 28 comments

  1. November 4, 2013 @ 6:50 pm Erin | The Law Students Wife

    This sky high cake is loud, proud, and a party on a plate! It looks like a childhood dream come true to me 🙂

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    • November 5, 2013 @ 2:03 pm Belinda Lo

      Thank you Erin! your comment made my day!

      Reply

  2. November 5, 2013 @ 2:03 pm Dina

    it’s so cute and looks delish too!

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    • November 6, 2013 @ 10:22 am Belinda Lo

      Thank you Dina, They are real hit

      Reply

  3. November 5, 2013 @ 2:37 pm Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    I’m so sorry to hear your childhood was punctured by bullying — it’s a horrible problem among children and it needs to stop. That said, I hope your new niece’s upbringing is filled with so much love, laughter and a good amount of these sprinkle cakes. 🙂 This cake is just stunning!

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    • November 5, 2013 @ 3:07 pm Belinda Lo

      Oh stephine you words of kindness about my childhood have touched me. I totally agree the problem need to stop, so maybe If I talk about it; more people would become aware of how wide spread it is.
      Thank you for your comment as always. You are such a great support

      Reply

  4. November 5, 2013 @ 3:38 pm Eli

    I can totally relate to you. I was not picked on in school till 4th grade though when i moved from New Jersey to Puerto Rico. I had a normal time from pre K to third grade i got picked on a “normal” amount, all kids are picked on for something. When i moved however, i became a target the new kid, a “gringa”(that is, someone who’s first language is English and cannot speak Spanish well). i was tormented till middle school. till this day i cannot remember anything about 8th grade since i was in a black hole of depression and i have since blocked it all out as much as possible. Anyway, I hate it when people strongly believe that children are kind and innocent and cannot lie. I remember most of my childhood extremely well and i know that kids are not innocent. Ignorant is not the same as innocent. I remember kindergartners talking about sex and making genitalia out of play doh, planning how to best torment others, stealing and knowing damn well what they were doing. And I was in a Catholic school! Most people forget just how it was being a child. If you insist on them thinking about certain aspects about their childhood they will eventually admit they and their friends were “not that innocent” but refuse to believe that their children and others’ could possibly not be perfect little angels.

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    • November 5, 2013 @ 3:47 pm Eli

      ive been living in PR for much over a decade and i still dont speak well in spanish, like you with your english, even though most of my family speak spanish as well. i think that may be because i also felt isolated from my dad’s side of the family cause he used me as a target for verbal abuse as well as the kids in school did. you could imagine why i eventually became depressive and even now without the toxicity in my life i become defensive and depressed at times. Baking helps 🙂

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    • November 6, 2013 @ 10:24 am Belinda Lo

      Your story touched my heart Eli, I hope you get a break soon. I wish you all the best with your baking and I love how you said it helped you. I also find baking to be time when my depressive thoughts do not get to me.
      One day we will be in world without bullying, but I am so happy you shared, It must be so hard.

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  5. November 5, 2013 @ 9:14 pm Giusy

    This cake is fantastic!
    Photos are wonderful
    Giusy

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    • November 6, 2013 @ 10:25 am Belinda Lo

      Thank you Gusy! I really appreciate that you like my photos.

      Reply

  6. November 6, 2013 @ 6:10 am Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Such a beautiful cake, Belinda! How can you cut such a tall cake without messing it up? You have a magic hand!

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    • November 6, 2013 @ 10:26 am Belinda Lo

      Thank you Nami!
      I do not have a magic hand but I think luck was on my side when I had to construct it >_<“””. I normally have the worst time with tall cakes

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  7. November 6, 2013 @ 5:10 pm Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    I have no words…beautiful post in every way Belinda.

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    • November 7, 2013 @ 8:01 am Belinda Lo

      Thank you todd, I hope it brighten you day

      Reply

  8. November 6, 2013 @ 5:14 pm Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

    Your cake looks gorgeous! I love the sprinkles, the ice-cream toppers, and the flavor of the buttercream – YUM!! I totally agree with you that sometimes baking needs to just be EASY. 🙂 Just know that know matter how some people might treat you, you have an incredible talent!!

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    • November 7, 2013 @ 8:03 am Belinda Lo

      Aww, your comment is warming my heart. Thank you saying I have talent, it is so hard to believe it when people bring you down.
      Thank you Alexandra for commenting

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  9. November 7, 2013 @ 4:38 am Mallory Frayn

    I love the oreos in the filling!

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    • November 7, 2013 @ 8:20 am Belinda Lo

      I do too, it add nice a nice flavour to the cake

      Thank you friend!

      Reply

  10. November 13, 2013 @ 5:23 pm Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    What a beautiful cake Belinda! I LOVE tall cakes and am so intrigued by using melted ice cream. Definitely need to try it!

    And I totally understand you on the bullying. I feel very strongly about it, as I experienced it as well but for being overweight. Being called “Titanic” never quite leaves you.

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    • November 14, 2013 @ 8:08 am Belinda Lo

      Oh My that sounds painful as well. Thank you for sharing that with me.

      Thank you for your lovely comments about the cake

      Reply

  11. November 20, 2013 @ 12:10 pm emilyharrie

    It looks gargeous!! The ice creams on this cake not are just for decoration but the cake is made from melted ice cream, box mix, eggs and milk.

    Birthday cake makers

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  12. January 8, 2014 @ 6:35 pm Erika K

    Belinda, this was such a touching and heartfelt post. I’m glad those years are past you now! I bet all those kids who made fun of you wish they could be you with such a gorgeous, successful blog now!

    I can’t believe this cake is so basic and easy to make–it looks so impressive! I definitely want to try this for someone’s birthday soon!

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    • January 9, 2014 @ 10:35 am Belinda Lo

      It really is easy; I hope you try it. Everyone will be imprssed

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  13. January 13, 2014 @ 1:12 pm Jessica Mador

    Thank you for linking these beautiful cakes, Joy. And thank you for the idea for my son’s birthday cake…he loves cookies n cream!

    Birthday cake makers

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