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This crazy colours vegan ice cream cake was a big success at my daughter’s birthday party recently.
Which was a relief, because her birthday is smack dab in the middle of winter!
Thankfully no-one complained about eating cold birthday cake (at least not to me anyway) and some even came back for seconds.
My daughter originally requested a “rainbow” theme for her party, but straight lines have never really been my thing.
I just don’t have the patience for precision, especially when there’s ice-cream in the process of melting.
Having looked at a bunch of super-impressive rainbow ice-cream cakes online, I figured the best I could hope for was more of a crazy quilt design.
At least if I set out to do it randomly, no matter how it turned out, I could legitimately claim it was deliberate.
Ah, she’s a wily one that mum. 😉
So I managed to mutate the theme into “crazy colours”, which included heaps of brightly coloured balloons, confetti and paper chains, and this magnificent creation.
I used my springform tin, lined with sandwich wrap, and crossed my fingers and hoped it wouldn’t leak.
It didn’t. (Phew!)
I made two batches of my decadent coconut vanilla ice cream, on two separate days, and split it into three batches as soon as it was finished churning.
I added a few drops of three different natural food colours, mixed them in like crazy, and then blobbed spoonfuls into the (pre-cooled) tin.
All while my beautifully churned ice-cream slowly melted.
And then, of course, I chucked it straight back into the freezer.
Not exactly the most relaxing dish I’ve ever made.
If you look closely, you’ll notice that there’s three colours on the top layer and three on the bottom.
But I chose colours that contrasted well, and frankly I don’t think anyone would even notice.
And some lucky souls even managed to get pieces that had all six colours.
And as a bonus, the sandwich wrap left pretty patterns on the top of the cake.
All in all, I reckon it turned out pretty well, wouldn’t you agree?