Skip to content
Check out our new 'Cake in a Box'
Check out our new 'Cake in a Box'
Make a fun melting ice cream cake! - Cupcake Sweeties

Make a fun melting ice cream cake!

Todays post is all about how to make a super fun, melting ice cream cake! 

To start with, have you cake all iced and in the fridge so it can get nice and cold.

Using our buttercream mixes, or a recipe of your own, make up a batch or colour some you have left from icing the cake.  For this one I added some cocoa into our vanilla buttercream mix, because my drip was going to be chocolate so I needed chocolate "ice cream"!  

Make sure your buttercream is super soft and fluffy and give it a good mix with a spoon/spatula before you start. Prepare a small plate with a piece of baking paper on it and you're ready to go. 

Use the ice cream scoop to scoop up a heaped ball of buttercream. You need it to be quite heaped and spherical, because you'll be covering a lot of it with the cone and you want a good "dollop" on your cake! When we are scooping buttercream for our sundae cupcakes, we scrape off the excess so it has a flat bottom so it can sit on the cupcakes better and isn't too much icing to cupcake ratio.

Once you're happy with the general shape, place it onto the baking paper and squeeze the handle quickly several times to release the ball. That's what gives it the real ice cream look! Add your cone and place in the fridge to set. 

While the ice cream is setting, get your chilled cake and apply your ganache or truffle drip. If your ice cream has set enough, you can add it straight on while the truffle is still tacky. If it sets before you can add your ice cream, put a small blob of buttercream on top to "glue" your ice cream on. You don't always need to do this, but if you're worried about movement then just go for it for peace of mind! 

In the past I have also dolloped my "ice cream" straight onto my cake, put a bamboo skewer gently down through the middle, applied the cone and then put it into the fridge! I was going to be delivering the cake over an hours drive away and I wanted that extra peace of mind! :) 

And there you have it, a super simple way to create a really cool effect for the top of your cakes! The kids really love this one! 

Have fun sweeties! 


Check out the tutorial at the link below.


Previous article How to: Piped buttercream cake top!
Next article 10 Essential Tips for Optimal Cupcake Storage and Shelf Life

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields