I wanted to do something different for my daughters 3rd birthday cake. I am not the normal run of the mill mom. I like to find something different and try it out. Anyone can have a normal ol birthday cake. But not many get an Ice Cream Cake In A Jar.
I'm not going to say this was easy, because it was very time consuming. And I had a few set backs, but finally got it all worked out.
Step 1... Finding the right jar. I used 16 oz and wish I would have used 12 oz instead.
Step 2... I used the sterilize setting on the dishwasher to make sure they were all clean. I put the flat part of the top in a bag used for delicate things in the washer so they wouldn't go all over the place.
Step 3... Baking bottom cake in the jar. I got a white cake mix and added purple food coloring. I then used a ladle so I had the same amount in each jar (Id say little less batter then you would use for a cupcake.) I then baked them on 300 for about 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. I used a lower temp so they outside of the cake didnt brown. I wanted the purple to be seen. I only put in 9 at a time on a cookie sheet so they would have room around them to cook. I don't know if it was necessary, but it worked.
Step 4... I let them cool completely. I then put frozen yogurt, (mishap 1 was tyring to use regular ice cream) in a quart Ziploc bag, cut the tip, and piped some into the jars. Put the lid on and store them in the freezer.
Step 5... I made 2 more cakes. I used chocolate and vanilla and did a swirl. I put them in a baking sheet so it was larger then a 9x11. Once it was cooled I used a circle cookie cutter the same size as the jar. I then added the cake round to the jar, put the lid on, and in the freezer they went for a few days.
Step 6... On the day of the party I made whipped cream frosting and put it in the quart sized Ziploc bags to store.
*** 1 small box of pudding, any flavor you want. I think Jell-o would work too.
*** About 3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
Add pudding and 2 cups of whipping cream in to bowl and whip. Add the remaining as needed to get the right consistency.
Step 7... When it was cake time, I took the lids off and cut a corner of the bag and piped in the frosting and topped them with purple sugar.
They were so yummy and everyone enjoyed them.
Happy Birthday Emma. I hope you had as wonderful of a time at your party as I had planning it out. I love you my little girl. I'm blessed to be your mommy.