|easy ice cream cake with 'scruffy cupcake' base!|
This kind of chaos brings on recipe testing insanity. You see, when I'm busy and stressed I tend to create - but not always in effective ways. My mind gets overactive and rather than properly sort out a recipe, I instead go full-steam-ahead, blazing through my pantry, whipping out ingredients and pans and getting into tweaking recipes or designing new ones altogether.
At least I could push off all the 'good' cake tests on visiting family. A friend also got a whole cake and the kids were toting cupcakes to share for a full week! But, those chocolate cupcakes and cakes, I didn't want to give those away, not 'worthy', and I was fed up with running tests. So, I scratched the recipe from the book, and moved on! To ice cream.
See, when all else fails with baking, you can turn to your old friend ice cream. Because it will solve your problem. It is just waiting to make everything right in your day and with your baking. If you treat it well - and I do! Yes, ice cream knows its place in my home.
|pressing cake into pan|
|first layer of ice cream goes on!|
|and now the second layer!|
|YUMMY! Ice cream cake with fresh strawberry sauce.|
This became our Father's Day dessert, and it was so simple. This kind of dessert makes life a little easier during crazy times, because the prep is all ahead of time, and on the day all you have to do is sit and enjoy. That I did - and so did everyone else. Ice cream cakes are a snap to pull together, and yet never fail to impress.
There you have it. Next time you have some botched baking (or, a half-dozen cupcakes hanging about the house) you're in business!