Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad! Wilson Family Ice Box Cake

Tomorrow is my Dad's birthday, so to wish him the happiest, I'm making him the Wilson family birthday cake!

Ice Box Cake: (make 24 hours in advance)
  • Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies (1 box should be enough for 8 people, and be prepared for $5/tiny box!)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (1 qt)
  • sugar
  • vanilla
Beat 1 t vanilla, 1 T sugar, and 2 c heavy cream in stand mixer. (Or beat it by hand, or buy Cool Whip (like my mom).)

Spread a dollup of whipped cream on top of a cookie.  Begin to stack the cookies together and repeat layering cream and cookies.  When the pile gets high, lay it down flat in a pan.  Continue to add little stacks together. (be sure to be generous with cream, because cookies will absorb moisture and you want it to stay creamy.)

Re-whip more cream as needed.  When done, spread remaining whipped cream around top and sides.

Refrigerate over night to allow cookies to absorb moisture from cookies.

If you want to be like my friend K, shape you cake into a W, or any other initial.

Credit for idea of post goes to the other Wilson, ESW.


hellen said...

This makes me soooo happy!!! Thank you!! P.S. This cake was not my idea, just the post!

Molly said...

Thank you!

I like how you added the cookie crumbles for decoration on top!

Looks amazing!