Over the years my mom got adventurous with the cakes: Ben and Jerry's, Coldstone and Carvel. Carvel ones have always been my favorite. The icing and those chocolate crunchies in the middle - awesome.
I found out one of our friends wanted an ice cream cake for his birthday - and me being the baker of our group (and now official birthday cake maker of our group), knew that I was going to make my feat ever ice cream cake for him. Start to finish - bust out Izzy and make some ice cream, find out how to make the crunchies and assemble the cake.
Little did I know this was ridiculously easy. Now you don't have to make your own ice cream, your favorite store bought ones will work just as well.
So because I went the extra mile (let's face it I have a lot of time on my hands since I'm still out of work), it took me three days from start to finish. But it was so worth it.
Let's just say that it didn't last long between all of us. By the end the cake looked like it belonged at a murder scene.
Delicious - and I'm sure I will be making these cakes again and again.
Ice Cream Cake