Aunt Bea's Irresistible Ice Cream Cakes: A "How To" Book On Making Your Own Ice Cream Cakes (Paperback)
After seeing an ice cream cake in the upright freezer display at a local ice cream parlor, Beverley thought it would be a nice dessert change for the family on that hot summer day. When dishing it up, she studied that cake from top to bottom. She investigated the flavors and textures as she savored each bite. She thought to herself, "This is such a wonderful and simple dessert idea. I bet one could make homemade ice cream cakes if they wanted to." At that time, this is all the further that thought went. The ice cream cakes were very accessible and not very expensive, so why bother trying to make one? Beverley and her family, eventually, moved back to what she considers to be her hometown of Torrington, Wyoming from Alliance, Nebraska. In trying to carry on a family tradition and fulfilling the desire of her son's heart when he asked for an ice cream cake for his birthday and there wasn't anywhere to get one, she saw it as a welcomed challenge to make her own version of an ice cream cake. Because she took this challenge on, we now have the "Aunt Bea's Irresistible Ice Cream Cakes" recipe book available to us today. In this book, "Aunt Bea's Irresistible Ice Cream Cakes", Beverley Bea Patterson shares with the reader how to make a homemade ice cream cake. The information compiled and recipes are due to her 7 years of experience in developing, testing and tasting a variety of wonderful ice cream cakes. Beverley shares over 15 different ice cream cake recipes that she feels are true winners. Imagine, presenting a dessert with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, a layer of fudge brownie or perhaps crushed cookies in the center, with generous amounts of hot fudge and caramel toppings encasing either side of the brownie or cookies. Wrap that all up in a blanket of light, fluffy, whipped topping, and finish it off with some personalized garnishments that suit the occasion (i.e., peanuts, caramel, and more hot fudge). This dessert will soon be the talk of the town. The reader need not be intimidated with the idea of making a homemade ice cream cake. It may, initially, look and sound complex, but in all reality, it is very simple. It only takes about 15 minutes or perhaps less time to actually assemble an ice cream cake (depending upon the cake layers) when following the instructions Beverley has provided in this book. It really is easy Beverley shares not only the necessary supplies needed for assembling an ice cream cake, which are all key to the ease in making one, but she also provides the reader with valuable step-by-step instructions on using an "assembly line" technique to speed things up and greatly decreases the amount of mess. Allowing only a few hours of freezing time after assembling the cake, and one will have an incredible, tantalizing, eye pleasing, taste bud teasing dessert that friends and family will love. Included in this book are photos for added eye appeal. Beverley's tried and tested recipes (some featured in photos) are there to get one started off on an ice cream cake making journey. She also offers up a few pages at the end of the book where one can write down their very own noteworthy ice cream cake 'gems'. The recipes in this book are very simply stated and the large print makes it easy for reading. Beverley shows the reader how to step outside of that "cake box" scenario and enter a whole new world of cake making. If you want a very special and unique dessert to serve for that special day or for those special guests, this book has it.