Blizzard cake? Yes, like Dairy Queen Blizzard ice cream cake. I have never had the pleasure, but Friday was my lucky day. My morning consisted of driving to Bandon to watch and then make a Blizzard ice cream dessert cake at the Dairy Queen with Monica Landon.
The first thing we did was fill chilled metal rings with ice cream setting on a cardboard base. The ice cream would cling to the ring, then it got pushed around and smoothed preparing a nest for the pre-formed fudge filling — looking like a giant cookie — that got pressed down into the bottom of the ice cream and then we put our projects back into the freezer. The next step was preparing a Blizzard ice cream filling, my choice Reese's cup bits. We pulled our forms back out of the freezer to add the Blizzard, smoothed it and added some chunks on top then removed the metal ring. Keeping things cold was the key.
The larger Blizzard cake Monica was working on got a second decorative border on top before the drizzles were added. I got to do that and it was beautiful when I was done. This seems like a fun art outlet.
Next up was a demo on a pre-made blank ice cream cake. It's been years since I visited a walk-in freezer and it brought back chilling memories of employment at Kentucky Fried Chicken then later the Arctic Circle. I decided to let Monica do her thing so she could get in and get out. We were pressed for time.
Grab and go, ready to eat ice cream cakes start at $9.99 for the 8-inch mini then prices goes up to $29.99 for the sheet cake. That includes a custom design, but you will need to order in advance.
The rice sugar paper has some generic designs that are fast and easy for filling the freezer. Like every industry even the food industry is streamlining their process.
Fudge, and cookie crunch centers are most common but you can get strawberry. Better check out the options in the catalog if you are looking for something special.
My 8-inch mini Blizzard cake came back to work with me, at least 10 of us got a nice sampling of the Reese's Blizzard ice cream cake. Pretty sure it got a thumbs up all the way around.