This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes.
Hi friends! Easter is almost here! I’ve got a fun way to celebrate for you and your family. I’ve teamed up with I Love Ice Cream Cakes to bring you a tutorial on how to decorate an ice cream cake for Easter. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to turn a Reese’s Ice Cream Cake into an adorable Easter dessert featuring buttercream carrots, sprinkles, iced rope borders and a cute little chick topper! The supply guide, step-by-step instructions, and a short video are included below.
I Love Ice Cream Cakes has lots of ice cream cakes such as Carvel, OREO and REESE’S that fit any occasion: from Easter and Mother’s Day to birthdays, graduations, a summertime treat or just because! Check out all the flavors at ILoveIceCreamCakes.com and use the product locator to find stores near you. They’re usually located at the bakery’s freezer case. My husband, children and I devoured the whole ice cream cake within days. Delicious!
Tips on Serving Ice Cream Cakes
Ice cream cakes are yummy but they will melt if they are left out on the counter too long. I am sharing some tips for the best results. Store the ice cream cakes in the freezer until it is time to serve. Once they are out of the freezer, they should sit for 10-15 minutes depending on how hot it is to ensure neat slices when serving without melting the ice cream cake. Do not let it come to room temperature. To create clean slices, dip the sharp knife in hot water and dry off the excess before each cut. Return any leftovers to the box and place them in the freezer as soon as possible.
Decorating An Ice Cream Cake Tips
You will need to work quickly when working with an ice cream cake, especially if it is warm/hot outside. Have all of the supplies ready to decorate. Make buttercream and fill the piping bags first before taking the ice cream cake out of the freezer. If you notice the ice cream cake melting, place the cake back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this step while decorating. Once it is all decorated, place it back in the freezer until it is ready to be served.
Easter Ice Cream Cake Tutorial
I decided to go with a pastel blue for the buttercream frosting so it can stand out more against the brown colors. Any color will definitely work for this cake!
Easter Ice Cream Cake Supply Guide
Below are the supplies that you will need for this ice cream cake. You can find these supplies at cake supply stores such as Michaels, Walmart, or order from Amazon.
- Royal Blue Gel Food Color
- Dark Green Gel Food Color
- Orange Gel Food Color
- Disposable Piping Bags
- Piping Star Tip 4B
- Piping Tip 2A
- Piping Tip #2
- Make the buttercream frosting as directed below in the recipe card.
- Separate buttercream in three bowls (Blue is the main color, so it should be the bigger batch.)
- Drop 1-2 of each color in the bowls and mix well with a rubber spatula.
- Fill the piping bag with the 4B piping tip with blue buttercream.
- Fill the piping bag with the 2A piping tip with orange buttercream.
- Fill the piping bag with the #2 piping tip with green buttercream.
- Take Reese’s Ice Cream Cake out of the freezer and place it on the counter. (a turntable is recommended for easier decorating)
- Start piping a shell border to the sides of the cake as seen in the video.
- Once complete, pipe on the top of the cake as directed in the video.
- Pipe the buttercream carrots as directed, applying pressure at the beginning and tapering off at the end.
- Squeeze some carrot leaves on the top of the buttercream carrots.
- Place a Chick in the center of the cake.
- Sprinkle on some sprinkles, candy, and other decorations.
- Reese’s Ice Cream Cake
- 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, slightly chilled
- 1/2 TBSP Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups Powdered Sugar
- 1 or 1 1/2 TBSP Heavy Cream
- Beat the unsalted butter on a medium-high speed until smooth with a paddle attachment using a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
- Add the vanilla and salt on a low speed.
- Slowly add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments at the lowest speed. After two cups, add 1 tbsp heavy cream. Mix until all incorporated. Add 1/2 or 1 more tbsp of heavy cream if the frosting is too thick. If the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar about 1/4 cup.
- If the frosting is too thick, add in additional cream (1 Tbsp at a time). If the frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar (a quarter of a cup at a time).
- Category: Ice Cream Cake
- Cuisine: Dessert
Keywords: ice cream cake, decorating an ice cream cake, easter ice cream cake
Easter Ice Cream Cake Video
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I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial on how to decorate an ice cream cake for Easter for the whole family to enjoy! It is such a tasty Easter dessert. I would love to see your creations if you make this by tagging me on my social media accounts.
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