30/10/2008

Trial Ice Cream Cake

Cut Cost, Cut Cost.

Ah Boy has been drumming into my head. Phew.. luckily not physically la. Just a mental reminder. Economy is not doing so great. Food costs are escalating. How can one meet or even propose a budget or profit to be met when all food costs have gone up. He is facing that at work. And he also reminded me to be prudent in our costs at home.

So this year, Rae is not going to have a birthday party. I think, basically, is fine. She will be 8 in November. She had a great time last year with a Treehouse BBQ party. Perhaps this year, it should be a family affair. Also, her birthday will fall during the school holidays. I told her we'll bring her out instead. Many of her friends who has their birthday during school term did not celebrate their birthdays with a bash either. I told her we can't have a party every year.

This year, she longs for an ice cream cake. Her classmate had that. So, like all kids, they want what their peers have. Ice cream cakes are not cheap. Swensons' Ice Cream Cake is about $50. So why not try to make one for her. I've been googling for ways to do it. Easy way to do it, actually. Some uses Oreo like the cheesecake crust whereby I even came across some using Ice Cream Sandwich at the bottom layer.

There was one that looked good, using the Italian Biscuits that are used for Tiramisu dessert. But I don't want to go through all that hassle. So I'm gonna do it the easy way using cake and ice cream. I have not yet decided on the finale touch, to use ice cream for the outer layer or to use the whipped cream. If I used ice cream, I need to do it very quickly before it melts away. And I worry that if I use whipped cream, it may frost when it's ready to eat. I think I'll worry about the finishing later.


Trial Ice Cream Cake, without the Frills

But at least my trial cake was alright. I tried a small rectangular one few days back. Just to see if it works so that I am fully prepared when I do up the bigger cake.

12 comments:

Umbrella Rec said...

So, which drumming style does your Ah Boy use? Chinese lion dance style? Death metal style? Indie style? If physically done, you will get a lot of "ang moh lau" (bungalows) on your head...haha

Looks like you're a very adventurous cook. I will not hesitate to visit you if I go to Singapore to try your recipe...haha

Constance Chan said...

hahaha his drumming is agonizing la. it's mental drums. that is probably the worst of all kind!

of course you're welcome to visit when in singapore.

Nick Phillips said...

Now you've got me craving for an ice cream cake ... LOL!

FAMILY FIRST said...

recipe recipe please! looks good wor!

Tammy said...

That looks delicious!!!

Kwagoo said...

Your cake looks good! :D

I want a tree house bbq party too! haha

I'm sure your daughter will appreciate what you're doing for her. :D A specially made cake is better than any store bought one!

Thinking back when I was young, I would often remember my mom's efforts to make my birthday special better than any party I've ever had..

amycheah said...

hi constance, pls remember to keep some for me. I will go over ur hse to have it ya! .... hahahaha

melandri said...

yummy,,,,,,,,,,,,,

kunthanrajan said...

hi..tks for the commnet....i like thet ice...to so delicisus..when i look....keep going...do follow my blog i will do..hope u wish...have a good day..

U.Lee said...

Hello Constance, anymore left. I love that. I think three pieces will be just nice, ha ha.
Have a great week and keep well, Lee.

Martini said...

hi, you are good in baking, can see it from your trial cake, yum yum...

I love cakes very much, hehehe!

Raynebow said...

That looks very good! Yr daughter is so lucky!