Dewdrop asked for an ice cream sandwich cake for our Valentine party. I had a heart shape cake pan, but not a big enough pan to do layers, like we wanted, so we had to come up with a plan.
We started by lining the heart shaped cake pan with parchment paper, and baking very thin, chocolate cakes. (We used the rest of the batter for cupcakes.)
Next, we did the same thing with the parchment and heart pans to bake chocolate chip, macadamia nut, oatmeal cookies.
We made two cookies, two cakes, and stacked them up with the parchment in between and froze them solid.
Once they were frozen, we lined a bowl with saran wrap and placed a cookie in the bottom of it.
Over that, we spread ice cream and more chocolate chips.
That was layered with one of the thin cakes, more ice cream, and some salted caramel sauce.
We used chocolate and vanilla ice cream and took turns with them. Also, we alternated with chopped nuts, the sauce, and the chocolate chips, between layers of cookies and cakes.
As we developed our layers, we tried to keep the heart shape going, but it did get wobbly and crooked at some points. We fixed that by tightly folding the saran wrap up around the finished cake, and patting it back into shape.
Then, it went back in the freezer. We left it over night, but I'll bet an hour or so is really all you need.
When it was unwrapped, it wasn't as pretty as we'd hoped, so we iced it with whipped cream and drizzled more caramel sauce over the top.
And it was plenty pretty with that! And pretty tasty too.