Sunday, June 17, 2012

Day 14: Butterbeer and Birthday Cake

Today being my birthday I attempted TWO Pinterest pins today! LOL

First, I made my birthday cake.  OK, so I actually made it last night, but we ate it today!

It was so simple and VERY good!
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

2 boxes of 12 ice cream sandwiches (I used 17 total in a 9x9 pan and bought the mint chip ones)
1 cup frosting (I used chocolate fudge)
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup hot fudge
1 cup m&ms

First create one layer of ice cream sandwiches.

Melt your frosting for ~40 seconds until pourable and pour/spread over first layer.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Next create a second layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Melt the hot fudge and pour on top.
Sprinkle with m&ms.

Place in freezer until ready to serve, then dig in!  This was a HUGE hit!

Original recipe found HERE.

Next up was the drink to go with my birthday lunch today. Butterbeer!
I have loved reading all of the Harry Potter books, and visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was almost "magical."  But the Butterbeer was a fave!  So I tried to replicate it with a recipe I found on Pinterest.

2 liters cream soda
1 cup whipping cream
1 7oz container marshmallow creme
2 Tbs imitation butter
2 tsp imitation rum flavor (BUT... 1 tsp is to put in the cream topping. I would way reduce this next time... The smell was overpowering!)

I found HUGE, heavy mugs at Dol*lar Tree!

I didn't, but would next time, freeze the mugs beforehand so they're chilled and frosty!
Put 2 Tbs butter flavor and 1 tsp rum flavor into the cream soda bottle. Slowly rotate to incorporate.
In a blender, pour the whipping cream, 1 tsp (but I'd use much less next time) rum flavor, and the marshmallow creme. Blend well.

Pour your cream soda mix into a mug/glass, add some topping (be careful, it will foam up a lot so be sure you have room for expansion), and enjoy!

Original recipe found HERE.

It was good.  Maybe not JUST like the one I had at the park, but pretty darn close I'd wager! :)  We'll have it again! :)


Kathy C. said...

We tried three totally different butter beer recipes that included combinations of cream soda, butterscotch and other things. One was even a hot beverage. Never got one we felt was trully it though.

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