Last week was Ray’s birthday, he’s the middle child in our family and his birthday falls right after Christmas and is always hard to throw together…especially if you’re me and don’t plan as well as you should! Every year our family travels to Colorado to visit my sister and her family during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The problem with this is that we get home, usually, the day or two before his birthday. I know…tiny violins are playing for me now…I just need to get it together, right?!
Anyway, this year while scrambling to make Ray a cake, I rushed right away to one of my favorite places for inspiration…Pinterest! I LOVE it! I went straight to my Sweet Stuff board where I had pinned a Kit Kat Cake that I thought was really cool and decided that it would be perfect for my little man, Ray! Since he loves ice cream cakes, I decided to break out my Wilton Fanci Fill Cake Pan set and make this Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake! By the way, if you hadn’t noticed, I’m totally addicted to Pinterest…here’s a link to my boards.
These pans are really great…they have an indention so that the ice cream can be filled neatly in the center without having to try to cut it out yourself. Plus you can use these pans to fill cakes with other things like mousse, fruit fillings, cream cheese, or fill the whole thing with two different flavors of ice cream, like this Dreamy Ice Cream Cake.
Bake the cake according to recipe instructions, but check it before the listed bake time because the pan has deep indentions and can cause the cake to bake faster.