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Halloween Ice Box Cake

Halloween Ice Box Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Ice Box Cake

OK so the first thing that is obvious is that, as an example, my Halloween Ice Box Cake shows I am not the greatest cake and cookie decorator.

The Nabisco “Famous” chocolate wafers ice box cake has been one of my favorites for years, the only differences between this and the original is the construction is slightly different and of course the color.

The recipe on the box says you can make it 4 hours before serving, but it is really best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream can be absorbed by the wafers and they swell and soften. 

Ingredients for Halloween Ice Box Cake
  1. 1 Box Nabisco Famous chocolate Wafers
  2. 2 cups Heavy Cream Whipped Stiffed
  3. ¼ cup XXX sugar
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. Orange food coloring
  6. Chocolate icing*

*Unless you plan to make cookies or use icing for something else a store-bought tube will be easier to manage

Directions for Halloween Ice Box Cake

Whip the Cream, sugar vanilla and as much food coloring, as needed to obtain your desired color, to stiff peaks.

On a cake plate or serving platter place 7 wafers flat, rough side down on the platter with a dot of icing on the rough side to adhere them lightly to the plate.  Place one in the center of the plate and arrange the others in a circle around it.  Place about a tablespoon of whipped cream on each.  Now place a second layer of wafers over these so that they overlap the edges of the first layerand spread the whipped cream  out from each wafer, it will end up being slightly larger than the first.  Place whipped cream on them and then arrange a layer similar to the first on top,  Continue to layer the wafers until all are used.  Finish by covering the top and sides with the remaining whipped cream, decorate with the icing.

Halloween ice box cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Halloween Ice Box Cake

Halloween Ice Box Cake

Ingredients

  1. The recipe on the box says you can make it 4 hours before serving, but it is really best if left to sit in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream can be absorbed by the wafers and they swell and soften. 
  2. 1 Box Nabisco Famous chocolate Wafers
  3. 2 cups Heavy Cream Whipped Stiffed
  4. ¼ cup XXX sugar
  5. 1 tsp vanilla
  6. Orange food coloring
  7. Chocolate icing*
  8. *Unless you plan to make cookies or use icing for something else a store-bought tube will be easier to manage

Instructions

  1. Whip the Cream, sugar vanilla and as much food coloring, as needed to obtain your desired color, to stiff peaks.
  2. On a cake plate or serving platter place 7 wafers flat, rough side down on the platter with a dot of icing on the rough side to adhere them lightly to the plate.  Place one in the center of the plate and arrange the others in a circle around it.  Place about a tablespoon of whipped cream on each.  Now place a second layer of wafers over these so that they overlap the edges of the first layerand spread the whipped cream  out from each wafer, it will end up being slightly larger than the first.  Place whipped cream on them and then arrange a layer similar to the first on top,  Continue to layer the wafers until all are used.  Finish by covering the top and sides with the remaining whipped cream, decorate with the icing.
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Halloween is Coming Soon

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Halloween

After Christmas the biggest holiday that people spend the most money on is Halloween.  Trick or Treaters, parties, decorations, costumes, parties,  scary movies, great food ideas.  Seems like many years ago October 31st was more fun.  Before the “politically correct” banned it from schools, before idiots started putting pins and razors in treats.

When my kids were young the build up to Halloween was almost like the build up to Christmas.  Many hours spent deciding on the right costume.  Finding the perfect pumpkin. 

One year while traveling out to the end of Long Island I passed a very old farm stand and saw the biggest pumpkin I had ever seen.  It took a lot of work but I got it home and a tradition was born, that year the pumpkin was as big as the kids, and every year after we would take a trip out to the farm stand for the Jack O’Lantern.

When we first moved into our house my wife said to me, one day, how unfriendly the man across the street was.

“Why?” I asked.

“Well every day I wave to him and he just ignores us!” she answered.

“Didn’t you notice the long white cane he taps in front of himself as he walks?  He’s blind!”

So one year my wife decided to dress the kids as London Bobbies.  We had the hats and little badges ,moustaches ,dark blue shirts she sewed bright buttons on and we managed to find tiny plastic handcuffs.

 

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The first house to Trick or Treat at was our neighbor across the street.  The kids rang the bell and he answered.

“Trick or Treat” they chimed.

He reached into a bowl set up by the door and attempted to toss the candy package into each of their pumpkins.

He missed both.

They looked down at the treats on the sidewalk, looked up at him, looked at each other and both shrugged their shoulders, bent down picked up the treat and put in the pumpkin and thanked him.

I do miss those days.  So since Halloween is a big deal we’ll start to work up some of our favorite recipes and post them over the next few weeks.IMG_0015