Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake

by Alli

This post, Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. 

Family birthday parties are so much fun. It just so happens that we are celebrating my daughter’s 30th birthday. Since the entire family gathers at my house, we’re having a casual party with a delicious ice cream cake for dessert.

When it comes to ice cream cakes, only the best will do. That’s why I always serve Carvel® Cakes. My kids even ask for them by name and you should see the smiles on their faces when I surprise them with their favorite cake.

The Birthday Girl

The birthday girl gets to choose whatever she wants for dinner – cooked by me – and whatever dessert she wants. For dinner, she picked Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo and a tossed salad.

For dessert, she chose Carvel® Lil’ Love Cake. That girl has good taste!

How to Easily Decorate a Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake

It’s my belief that every party should have a cake made from ice cream. Carvel Cakes come in many different styles and sizes, including original Carvel®, Jon Donaire®, and OREO®, so I usually grab two different styles when we’re celebrating a birthday.

Cake in Package

These Cakes showcase delicious frozen ice cream cakes for special occasions and summer-time celebrations. These cakes are perfect for those days when you need a quick dessert. 

They are conveniently available in grocery stores nationwide in the bakery or freezer section. It’s so easy to grab a cake when making my weekly grocery store run.

Serving cake

When I was planning my daughter’s birthday dinner, I decided to add a little flower power to the top of the cake. I’m not a cake decorator at all, but you don’t have to be because these flowers are so easy to make.

The Birthday Girl

Birthday Party Cake With Flowers

Happy Birthday Party

For Caitlin’s party, I purchased a Carvel® Lil’ Love Cake. It’s her favorite and has layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate crunchies, and fresh whipped frosting.

Blowing Out Candles

I also bought a Carvel® Ice Cream Cookie Cake because it’s another favorite at my house. This cake is a combination of two of the best desserts to create the ultimate ice cream cookie cake.

This cake features ice cream sandwiched between two giant chocolate chip cookies and then rolled in crunchies.

Chocolate Cake

Helpful Hint: These Cakes are conveniently available in grocery stores nationwide. I picked mine up at Food Lion.

Birthday Party Cake - Find at your local grocer

Easy DIY Flowers To Top Birthday Cake

You’ll need a pack of multi-colored candy straws for this quick and easy cake topper.

  • Cut some of the candy straws into rounds.
  • Cut a couple of the candy straws into thirds.
  • Cut those straws open in order to make the flower stems.
  • Use your imagination to create a few flowers, pressing the candy straw pieces lightly into the top of the cake. Decorating the cake is so simple and the kids will love to help.

DIY Flowers for Cake

Helpful Hint: I decorated the top of the cake, but you could also decorate the sides of the cake with the DIY flowers.

Single piece of cake


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robin rue July 3, 2018 - 6:07 am

I NEED a Carvel cake on my birthday every year. I am obsessed with them. That cookie filling in the middle is the BEST!!

candy July 3, 2018 - 7:29 am

What a pretty birthday cake. I am not very good at decorating cakes so this is perfect way for me to decorate. Making something special for someone is always the best.

Tasheena July 3, 2018 - 7:51 am

Ice cream cakes are a huge hit in our home. I had no idea that they actually offered a ice cream sandwich cake. Love the idea of personalizing and decorating the cake.

Jeanette E. July 3, 2018 - 9:11 am

What a great way to make a cake look really special! I’ll have to give this a try because we have so many birthdays and everyone loves ice cream cake! They really look beautiful and I know the decorations would be a huge hit!

Terri Steffes July 3, 2018 - 9:18 am

Oh my goodness! That looks incredibly delicious! We would devour that cake!

Glenda Cates July 3, 2018 - 10:08 am

I have always wanted to try a Ice Cake and these cakes from Carvel look so good. that I think I will ask for one for myself.

Amber Myers July 3, 2018 - 2:47 pm

I love ice cream cakes! I’ll have to pick one of these up to try. I’m sure they’ll be a hit. I’ll have to enter the sweepstakes too.

Sarah Bailey July 3, 2018 - 5:17 pm

Do you know I don’t think I’ve ever had an Ice Cream Cake! I really should try one though as I keep hearing amazing things about them!

Ashley July 3, 2018 - 6:22 pm

Carvel cakes were some of my favorite as a kid. Yours turned out super cute!

Kelly Reci July 3, 2018 - 9:26 pm

I love the idea of also decorating the side of the cake to give it some oomph! Ice cream cake sounds so great about now… especially with this heat wave.

Peter July 3, 2018 - 9:49 pm

SOmetimes I feel like I miss out on some of the best goodies. THESE ice am cakes look fantastic and your flowers too it off perfectly.

Heather July 3, 2018 - 10:51 pm

What a wonderful cake. We do it small and simple, but spending money on the best cake is well worth it. I’d rather do that, then elaborate presents and themed parties. Dinner, cake and a simple family get together sounds good enough for me.

Heather July 3, 2018 - 10:53 pm

These cakes are wonderful. I believe I’ve had them before. I think we’ll do something similar with birthdays this year. A nice family dinner and a wonderful cake like this, nothing too elaborate.

Nikki July 4, 2018 - 9:07 am

Ice cream cakes are my favorite, but I rarely get them because my son doesn’t like them. I think this year I’ll get myself a little one to go along with my regular cake. Your DIY flowers came out super cute!

Heather July 4, 2018 - 10:37 am

What a fun idea for decorating! We usually just eat the Carvel cake as is, but I need to step my game up.

Catalina July 4, 2018 - 3:07 pm

I love ice cream cakes. During summer season, they are just perfect. Your decoration idea is great. My kid loves to decorate desserts and cake, so he will be happy to try this.

Kate | Life of a Ginger July 4, 2018 - 5:43 pm

Oh my goodness! I love Carvel ice cream so much. We used to go to Carvel and get cones all the time when we lived in Connecticut. Their cakes are awesome. I didn’t know they sold cookie cakes now!

Shannon Gurnee July 5, 2018 - 1:31 pm

We haven’t had an ice cream cake in forever, but this looks and sounds delicious! Love a good ice cream cake for a celebration!

Jess July 11, 2018 - 2:13 am

My sister only eats ice cream cakes versus regular cakes. This brand has so many options it looks like!


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