Allow me to start off by letting everyone know I am not a baker!
The seldom baking knowledge I do have comes my experience working in the Whole Foods bakery.
I enjoy experimenting with food and recipes and this Sunday I have a birthday to bake for!
My boyfriend absolutely loves Ben and Jerry's Half Baked icecream. Which basically consists of vanilla icecream surrounded by brownie and cookie dough chunks. Instead of buying him a boring pint of icecream with a candle shoved in the middle, i had the bright idea to turn his favorite icecream into a birthday cake! It seems like it wouldn't be too hard, but I have never baked an icecream cake so I'm not sure what kind of difficulty i am looking at.
Here are my general ideas on going about the cake:
I was thinking it would cut some time and difficulty if I did cupcakes as opposed to a large cake that could ultimiately fail..
Perhaps using brownie mix as my base with mixed in cookie dough bites (should I add the cookie dough half way through the bake time?)
and after the initial bake, cutting holes through each individual brownie and adding the dollop of icecream.
I would finish by placing the cupcakes closely together and frosting them over with a homemade frosting.
Creating a medium sized cupcake-cake Ben and Jerry's icecream cake!
I'm wondering if this idea is a sloppy, non realistic way to go about making this creation.
I'm looking for simplicity.. it doesn't have to be beatuiful, just tasty.
Feedback would be appreciated! Nothing too complicated, folks!
Thanks for reading,