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Pink Wafter Ice Cream Cake

Our Media Supporter Kids Kitchen are bringing you this colourful no bake cake. It'll make a fantastic birthday surprise and it's so easy to make!

There's nothing quite like a pretty ice cream cake and this one really is something special. It's really simple to make, but you will need to start it the day before so it has plenty of time to set in the freezer overnight. This means that on the day of the party, you can spend more time on other preparations rather than worrying about the cake. Whether you're planning a children's birthday party, or one for an adult, everyone will love this cake - it's so fun and you really can't go wrong with it!

Ingredients
2 litres strawberry ice cream

750ml vanilla ice cream

1x12g sachet gelatine

65ml whole milk

500ml double cream

1tsp vanilla extract

A few drops pink food colouring

4tbsp icing sugar

Confetti cake sprinkles

12 pink wafer biscuits

Method
1. Soften half the strawberry ice cream. Line a deep 18cm loose-based tin with clingfilm and spoon the ice cream into the base. Spread to the edges and smooth, then pop in the freezer.

2. Soften the vanilla ice cream, spread in an even layer on top of the first layer then put back in the freezer. Soften the rest of the strawberry ice cream, spread in the tin to make the last layer. Leave in the freezer for 2 hrs or overnight. Chill the serving plate in the freezer.

3. Turn the cake out of the tin straight onto the chilled serving plate. Remove the clingfilm, then return the cake to the freezer.

4. Add the gelatine and milk to a small pan, mix and very gently heat until it dissolves. Allow to cool slightly, then add 3tbsp cream to the gelatine and mix. Pour the rest of the cream into a bowl along with the vanilla, food colouring and icing sugar, whisk until it starts to thicken, then pour in the gelatine mixture. Keep whisking until soft peaks form - don’t overmix or it’ll be too hard to spread - you can thin with a splash of milk if you need to.

5. Using a palette knife, spread the covering all over the cake, then decorate the sides with the sprinkles and return to the freezer.

6. Meanwhile, cut the ends of the wafers at an angle and set on top of the cake to decorate just before serving.

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