A few weeks ago, I was busy baking cakes with my sister. A lot of cakes in fact, for a three tier wedding cake. The cakes were levelled, filled and looking perfect. This left a lot of garbage cake.
You might ask, what do you do with all that garbage cake? You certainly don’t throw all it in the garbage? No, of course not. There are in fact a number of great things you can do with garbage cake, and here are just a few of the many options:
- Eat it for breakfast
- Make cake pops
- Make ice cream sandwiches
I picked #3 a couple weeks ago, and I am sure glad now that the weather has suddenly warmed up. The great thing about making ice cream sandwiches are that they are a great opportunity to also use up any leftover icing, cookie chunks, etc. you have lying around from previous projects.
- To make the outer cookie, mix 5 cups of cake crumbs with 1 cup of icing (you can use more or less icing depending on how moist the cake is). Mix it until it comes together into a dough. It should be like a cookie dough consistency.
- Line an 8 inch square pan with plastic wrap. Ensure there is a lot of excess along the sides (to cover the top and help get it out of the pan).
- Press half of the dough into the bottom of the pan.
- Cover the dough with ice cream
- Freeze until firm.
- Press the remaining dough onto the ice cream and freeze again until hard.
- Unmold the pan, and cut into squares.
I made orange lemon vanilla ice cream sandwiches as well as chocolate vanilla cookie ice cream sandwiches. The orange lemon vanilla ice cream sandwiches are made with lemon cake and orange buttercream icing, then filled with vanilla ice cream. The chocolate vanilla cookie ice cream sandwiches are made with chocolate cake and cream cheese icing. They are filled with vanilla ice cream mixed with Oreo cookie chunks. You can be creative with your cake and ice cream flavours for all sorts of tasty combinations!