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Friday, July 20, 2012

Tin Roof Ice Cream (Birthday) Cake

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake

Today is my favorite day of the year. As a single woman, there are very few days to celebrate just me. I love celebrating my birthday. Whether it’s going out for fried chicken and beer with a few friends, to going out to dinner and a movie with just myself, I always find a way to make my birthday fun for me. Despite a recent setback, I am still going to make the most of it. Today I am heading on a plane to Los Angeles to escape the heat and humidity of Chicago (never thought I would say that). I’m going for a press trip for dineLA, but I am also going to squeeze in as much time with friends as possible. It will be weird to be a tourist in a city I lived in for ten years, but it should be a fun weekend and I am so excited. For my birthday, I normally bake a cake or cupcakes, but this year the thought of turning on the oven frankly, scares the crap out of me. Thankfully, there is ice cream cake, which is fun and easy to assemble and requires no oven. It has the addictive peanut butter and chocolate combination and the salty peanuts put it over the top. This recipe comes from Aida Mollenkamp’s fantastic blog and can be found here

Tin Roof Ice Cream Cake


One year ago: Thirty One
Two years ago: Dirty Thirty
Three years ago: Root Beer Cupcakes
Four years ago: Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes

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24 comments:

Maria said...

Happy happy birthday!! THe cake is the perfect way to celebrate!

Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] said...

Cake porn + a birthday = Best Friday ever! Happy Birthday, Esi.

marla said...

Happy B'day to you!! Love this ice cream cake :)

vanillasugarblog said...

have a great time in la totes.
someone better spoil you!!
Raul, are you reading this?

the actor's diet said...

happy bday - hope i get a chance to see you!

Mollie @ EatRunRead said...

Happy Birthday! And that cake looks UNREAL - enjoy! :)

aida mollenkamp said...

Happy belated birthday, Esi! I hope you enjoyed your ie cream cake!

Memória said...

¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS! FELIZ ANIVERSÁRIO! BUON COMPLEANNO! JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE! :)

Have a safe trip! I hope you enjoyed your cake. It looks amazing!

Gastronomer said...

Happy birthday, ESI!!! Whatta fabulous lookin' ice cream cake.

I am heading to San Diego this weekend for family time, so I'll miss you this time around unfortunately. Enjoy the dry heat, my friend.

xo.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Happy Birthday. The ice cream cake is the right idea for this time.

Foodycat said...

Happy Birthday! What a brilliant cake!

Joanne said...

Have fun in LA!! And happy happy birthday!! This cake looks amazing. Definitely celebration-worthy.

Erica said...

Hope you had an amazing birthday!!!!!!!! The cake looks delightful. Who doesn't like ice cream cake??

Shannon said...

happy birthday esi!! what a fabulous way to celebrate :)

susan said...

that's crazy good! I would eat that and I don't even like ice cream cake!

susan said...

that's crazy good! I would eat that and I don't even like ice cream cake!

elly said...

I LOVE tin roof ice cream, so this sounds amazing. Hope you had a great birthday in LA!

The Duo Disehs said...

Hope you enjoyed your birthday and the trip back to your old city! Looking forward to what your eating experience was like. :)

lisa is cooking said...

Happy Birthday! What a fantastic cake. Chocolate and peanut better together can't be beat. Hope you had a terrific birthday!

Diana said...

Was so good seeing you on your birthday! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your food weekend! Can't wait to read about the live octopus...

Kristina Vanni said...

This is the perfect summer treat. These cakes can be tricky to make, but yours came out perfectly!

Banana Wonder said...

Happy birthday Esi! And I am so sorry I missed you in LA. Argh! Hope you had a great trip and enjoyed the swagtastic Smokey. This ice cream cake looks ahhhmazing!

love2dine said...

Happy BirthdaY!

kellypea said...

Happy (very) belated birthday to you Esi. I hope your trip meeting up with friends again was all you hoped it would be. Yummy cake, too!