(Closed) Ice Cream Wedding Cake?

posted 13 years ago in Food
Post # 3
50 posts
Worker bee

i think that is a very original idea.  however, i dont think it will work.  even if you had the cake out for five minutes prior to cutting, it would still take a while to reach the guests at their tables.  why dont you do a cake and ice cream on the side?  best of both worlds.

Post # 4
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Why don’t you do a smaller ice cream cake and then also have a "regular" cake? Best of both worlds!

Post # 5
4835 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve got to say I do think it would work.  Assuming that DQ could produce this for you (only they can answer that question), you are’t concerned about really fancy esthetics, and you only want to show it for the cake cutting and not all day I think it’s feasible. 

In my experience when you buy a DQ cake you have to take it out of the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for 10-20 minutes before serving so that you can cut into it, right?  So there you go, no biggie!  As long as you’ve got the freezer space and your caterer agrees to cut it up your good to go.

I think it’s a cute personal touch that will probably save you a bundle over a traditional cake.

Post # 6
1652 posts
Bumble bee

How about having the groom’s cake be the DQ cake?  Then it won’t ahve to be that large, will easily fit in a freezer, and you’ll still have a regular cake as a focal point, to sit out during the reception.

Post # 7
4 posts

My future brother in law had a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cake for their wedding – and it worked out great! They brought it out for just a few minutes before the cutting and it was still solid when it made it to the tables…everyone loved it. I say go for it!

Post # 8
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2021

FUN! COOL! LOVE this idea! can totally be done- I say go for it! and so what if it melts a little bit- it will still be delish and many people will be so surprised by an ice cream cake 

Post # 9
751 posts
Busy bee

One word answer: YUMMY!!!
My family & my co-workers at my last job love ice-cream cake. We used to get one for someone’s b-day at work at least once a month (Ben & Jerry’s or Coldstone Creamery). We used to keep the cake in a freezer until a couple of minutes before the b-day party & well, the cakes never got time to melt because they would be sliced & eaten so fast. So I would say just keep it refrigerated right up until your cake-cutting, then make sure your knife(cake cutting tool?) is HOT (have someone keep it in HOT water beforehand) so you can slice through it well…then Voila! cake-yumminess for everybody. 

Post # 10
45 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

i love this idea!  my fiance LOVES LOVES ice cream cake and would we would do this if it is feasible.  any one else been to a wedding that it was served at?  (my wedding is outdoors though, June, Texas)…hmmm 🙁

Post # 11
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is a brilliant idea!

I’d say if you have a freezer readily available, go for it!  

It’d be easy to assemble the cake at the reception site at the last minute.  You could just have them decorated and stored in their separate boxes for transport.  

Post # 12
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My fiance just mentioned this!  I think it would be different, and I don’t think you would have to worry about melting unless it’s going to be outside in incredible heat. Any time I’ve had ice cream cake, it had to set out for a few minutes just to be soft enough to cut and was eaten before it had a chance to melt.  If DQ isn’t able to make it like you want, I think having it as a grooms cake is another great option.  

Post # 13
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If you are going to have a layered cake, you could do ice cream as one layer and regular cake on the rest. That way you could serve the ice cream part faster without it melting. Though if the cake was frozen previously, then in my experience they do take awhile to thaw. Sounds really good!

Post # 14
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

ice cream cake is such a good idea 🙂 hope you go for it.

Post # 15
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I never thought this would work until I saw it done at a friend’s wedding.

They had the bottm layer a large, plain white ice cream cake from DQ and then sat the more traditional wedding cake on top of that. The traditional cake was there when the guests went to the reception, but in a sneak move the ice cream layer was placed right before they cut the cake so that it wouldn’t melt. Guests had the option to choose (and most took both) and it was great success!

Post # 16
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I love this idea! Can you do a fake cake for the reception, and just have the ice cream cake in the kitchen freezer? (Similar to how people save money with sheet cakes.) You wouldn’t have to fit a layer cake in the freezer then. That way you can display the cake as long as you want but still get your DQ.

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