flip-flop ice cream cake

flip-flop_cake_bhg I’m loving this too fun flip-flop cake creation from BHG.com. This is perfect for a sleepover birthday party theme or for a pool party {note to self, create a beautiful invite for you}.

Here’s what you’ll need for one flip-flop (double for pair):

  • 1  10-3/4-ounce frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 3/4  to 1 cup desired-flavor ice cream
  • 1/2  of an 8-ounce carton frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed
  •   Pull-apart licorice twists
  •   Bright-color candy wafers and/or round candies
  •   Graham cracker crumbs (optional)

And here are the super simple steps for one flip-flop:

  1. Halve pound cake horizontally. Using a serrated knife, cut off the rounded top of the cake so each layer will be level. Cut each half into a flip-flop shape. (TIP: Trace the bottom of a child-size flip-flop (needs to be 7 to 7 1/2 inches long) on a piece of paper. Cut out shape. Place paper, clean side down, on a piece of clean cardboard or sturdy paper; trace shape. Cut out shape. Place cardboard shape on top of one cake half and use a small sharp knife to cut around shape and through cake. Repeat with other cake half.
  2. Place ice cream in a small bowl and stir to soften. Spread softened ice cream over one of the cakes. Top with second cake. Place ice cream-filled cake on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm (2 to 3 hours). Spread with whipped topping.
  3. To decorate, cut the ends of two twists at a diagonal. Insert a toothpick on the underside of each twist. Arrange the two twists with the cut ends together to form a V-shape, inserting toothpicks in cake to hold the twists in place as straps. Arrange candy wafers around base of flip-flop to decorate. Cover cake loosely and freeze until serving time. Serve on a platter sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs as sand, if desired.

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