Melting Ice Cream Drip Cake

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Over the last few months I have been so honoured to be asked to create some tutorials for different cake magazines. If anyone saw the July issue of Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft magazine you may have already seen this melting ice cream cake as a tutorial. This cake is so much fun and perfect for summer, especially as we are experiencing a little heat wave in the UK. So I thought this was the perfect time to also share the video tutorial for this weeks YouTube video, running through step by step how I made it, just in case you haven’t already seen it.

melted ice cream cake tutorial

The cake is a 6 inch vanilla sponge cake which measured 5 inches in height. I wanted the buttercream on the outside to look like cherry flavoured ice cream, and if you look at cherry ice cream it is usually cherries mixed into a vanilla ice cream, so I used 3 different shade, an normal white / ivory buttercream with some pink and red. I loved using buttercream on the ball of ice cream on top as you don’t have to be neat in order to make it look realistic.

You will see in the tutorial that the ball of ice cream was created using the off cuts from the top of the cake mixed with buttercream which gave me a large cake pop ball.

I then added a chocolate ganache drip to look like the sauce of the ice cream melting away. You’ve also got a cherry ontop that looks like it’s slid from the top of the ice cream and a double cherry on the sprinkle themed board. The cherries are made of fondant, but you will need to remove the wire holding up the stork before you eat them.

In the tutorial you can see that I made the ice cream cone from gumpaste and coloured it with edible tint to make it look realistic. You could also use a real ice cream cone if you would prefer which would also save a bit of time.

Below is the full video tutorial showing how I made all the different elements of this cake. I really hope you will find this tutorial useful and enjoy making your own version.

Also don’t forget to check out the Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft’s latest issue where I have a fun tutorial showing how to make tropical themed cakesicles.

Plus if you haven’t already you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Free cake decorating video tutorials.

Tools I used

I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here:

Glass Cutting Board:
Turn Table:
Metal Scrapper Tool (small):
Offset spatula (small):
Smoothing tool:
Rolling Pin:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Renshaw Fondant (White):
Squires Petal Paste (Gumpaste):
Piping bags I use:
Raspberry Colour Splash:
SweetStamp Pixie Pearl Sprinkles:
(plus don’t forget you can still get 10% off all Sweet Stamp products on their website by entering ‘CAKESBYLYNZ’ at the checkout)

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Ice Cream Drip Cake

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Hi, I’m Lynsey and welcome to Cakes by Lynz. I LOVE everything cake! Here you will find all my latest cake decorating video tutorials from my YouTube channel, reviews and general cake ramblings!

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