Last Updated on July 23, 2022
Looking to make an ice cream wedding cake? But first, it is essential to understand the ins and outs of these cakes. They may not be for everyone.
While these cakes are incredibly fun and delicious, they do require a lot of work. First, it takes a lot of time and effort to make. And even once made, the work doesn't stop. So, this article will cover everything you may want to know before making this commitment.
What Is An Ice Cream Wedding Cake?
Ice cream wedding cake; sounds a little like something we might have dreamed about when we were 6 years old and planning our own weddings! But, believe it or not, this trend is actually catching momentum.
More and more couples are opting for non-traditional wedding cakes. We've all experienced the wedding cupcake trend, donuts, macarons - you name it! So, why not give an ice cream wedding cake a turn?
An ice cream wedding cake is a wedding cake made from layers of cake and ice cream. It is then still frosted with your favorite icing or even covered with fondant.
Variations Of An Ice Cream Wedding Cake
There are so many variations on ice cream cakes, we don't even know where to start! Any flavor or flavor combination you can think of, you can turn into an ice cream cake. In fact, there is probably more variety in ice cream flavors than in cake flavors.
This is because it is much easier to flavor ice cream than cake. Ice cream can be infused with whole ingredients too!
Meghan Trainor, a famous singer, and songwriter stunned everyone at her wedding with red velvet and Oreo cookie ice cream cake!
Cake flavors to use
Popular flavors for the cake layers include strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and red velvet.
You can also of course choose other types of cake, like carrot cake. But, the texture of the cake needs to be able to support the weight of the ice cream layers. For this reason, sponge cake or pound cake is often used instead.
Ice cream flavors
When it comes to the ice cream flavors, as we have mentioned, your choices are unlimited.
You can choose traditional pre-made flavors like vanilla, chocolate, rum and raisin, bubblegum, and strawberry, to name a few.
However, you can also ask your baker to make a custom flavored ice cream. But, who knows, maybe they can order it pre-made online. There are even ice cream shops specializing in these flavors specifically!
Other fun and interesting flavors you can choose include Oreo, Reese’s cups, Snickers, peanut butter, marshmallow, chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies, and red velvet.
Where Can You Buy a Blue Bell Wedding Cake Ice Cream?
You know the saying something borrowed, something blue? Well, what's more fitting than a Blue Bell wedding cake?
Blue Bell is a popular ice cream brand. What makes their ice cream so exceptional is the authentic flavors, creamy texture, and how well it can be used to make ice cream cakes.
More than that, and something we are obsessed with, is that they literally have flavors called Bride's flavor and Groom's flavor.
The Bride’s cake ice cream flavor consists of almond ice cream with vanilla cake pieces swirled around, surrounded by rich amaretto cream cheese icing.
They have also brought back Groom’s cake flavor recently. This includes chocolate ice cream with chocolate cake pieces, chocolate-coated strawberry hearts, and strawberry sauce swirls with chocolate icing. Sounds just as good, right?
Blue Bell ice cream can be bought from any of their creameries across the United States. Be sure to check out their website for a store near you! But, to make your life even easier, they also ship nationwide!
How To Make An Ice Cream Wedding Cake
Step 1: Prepare the ice cream
Allow the ice cream to soften slightly. It should not be melted in any way, just soft, so you can easily work with it. We recommend removing it from the freezer for about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the container.
Then, line a cake pan (that is the same size as the cake layers) with plastic wrap. Then, fill it with softened ice cream until it is as thick as you want it to be.
Place the cake pan into the freezer and allow the ice cream to freeze again. If you only have one cake pan, you can remove the layer from the pan and keep it in the freezer while you create another layer.
Step 2: Prepare the cake
You can either bake a cake from scratch or buy a store-made one. Makes sure to buy only the layers. Then, level and cool the layers completely before starting the assembly of this cake.
Step 3: Prepare the icing for the cake
Make sure to choose a stable frosting for the cake that will hold the structure together. Finish making the frosting before starting to assemble the cake.
Step 4: Assemble the ice cream cake
Start by placing a layer of cake on a cake board. Then, add an ice cream layer. You can use some frosting to help the two layers stick together. Continue layering until you've used all of the layers.
Freeze the whole cake again to make sure it’s stable before frosting it. And there you go, an ice cream cake!
How To Keep An Ice Cream Cake From Melting?
Ice is probably going to be your best friend! With an ice cream wedding cake, don't put it on display at the reception. It will completely melt by the time you get to the cake-cutting ceremony!
Make sure your venue has plenty of freezer space to keep your cake in the freezer until it's needed! And, someone has to take responsibility for removing the cake from the freezer to allow it to slightly defrost before serving it.
What To Serve With an Ice Cream Cake?
Because this cake is already so theatrical, we would only suggest serving some coffee or tea with the cake. Other than garnishes, there really isn't much that is going to elevate the cake or add to it in any way.
If making your own cake sounds scary, rather get a professional to help you! The less stress, the better. If you loved this article, go check out some of our other informative articles. And, let us know what you think in the comments below.
Blue bell wedding cake ice cream where to buy?
You can find their ice creams at any of their stores nationwide. But, to save yourself the effort, you can also order from them directly online.
How to keep an ice cream cake as a wedding cake from melting?
You absolutely have to keep these cakes in the freezer, or at the very least the fridge (but only for a short while). At room temperature, they will instantly melt and fall apart.
How to make ice cream wedding cake?
You need to make cake layers and ice cream layers. Soften the ice cream and mold it into a plastic wrap-lined cake pan. Then, freeze the molded ice cream layers. To assemble, start with a cake layer on a cake board. Follow this layer with some frosting and a ice cream layer. Once the cake is stacked, you can decorate it with frosting and freeze it immediately.
What to serve at a wedding with cake and ice cream?
These cakes are already very extravagant and extremely sweet. All you really need to serve them with is some coffee or tea.
Lindy Van Schalkwyk is a culinary specialist with a background in Advanced Cooking, Advanced Pâtisserie, Media Communications and Nutrition. She has gained invaluable experience in the culinary industry having worked in some of the top restaurants in Africa in 2016 and 2017. Her expertise in nutrition has enabled her to develop recipes for special dietary needs. In 2018, Lindy began working in the Food Media industry, focusing on recipe development, recipe writing, food writing and food styling.