Monday, July 9, 2012

ice cream & cake parfait

The easiest way to serve cake and ice cream at a children's party -parfait style!

I made these ice cream and cake parfaits recently for my daughter's summer birthday party.  I was running the party solo, so I knew I need to have everything done in advance.

These were the perfect solution to serving cake and ice cream to a young crowd. Everything can be done ahead of time, just pull them out of the freezer and enjoy the party along with your guests.




MATERIALS
  • Clear glasses
  • Ice cream
  • Cake
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Gummy worms

DIRECTIONS
  1. Prepare a cake of your choosing. Bake in a half sheet pan.
  2. After baking remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  3. Freeze the cake, until firm enough to cut. I baked mine in the morning and it was chilled enough by evening to cut out.
  4. Using a round cookie cutter the same diameter as your glass, carefully cut out cake. (See photo below.)
  5. Place a scoop of soften ice cream into cup. Top with a layer of fudge, cake, and whipped cream.
  6. Garnish according to your event. I sprinkled crumbed Oreos and placed a gummy worm on top to accompany our fishy theme.
Don't forget use a cutter the same diameter as your serving glasses.


Anyone else have an all-in-one dessert favorite?


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8 comments:

  1. These are fun...and delish. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  2. What a great idea. Reminds me of the dirt cakes we used to make for class parties in Spring using pudding.

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  3. Awesome idea! I love that you can have it ready ahead of time and don't have to stand and scoop ice cream. Would love for you to link up: http://cuteeverything.com/cute/link-party/wonderful-wednesday-link-up-party-10/

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  4. Great idea! I've not thought to "pre-package" it before. Saves lots of time & mess.

    Loving your blog name...super cute & makes me want to vacuum!

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  5. Yum! I love parfaits, they just look tasty in the glass. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  6. These look great! Thanks for linkin up last week! Hope to see you again this week!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday

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  7. Great idea! I'll definitely try this for my boy's next party.

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