so yesterday i was spazzin' a little because i thought i had ruined my ice cream cake. i wasn't too upset because i knew it would taste great; just a bit disappointed it wasn't as pretty as my rawspberries and cream.
the top of the banana layer turned a really unpleasant tannish hue overnight! then my chocolate sauce for the strawberries was bumpy after overheating (an annoying habit i seem to have!). "serenity now!"=)
i accepted the fact the cake was not going to be a good-looking one and kept reassuring myself that what is most important is the taste.
but as it turns out, the cake looks fine. no, it looks great! i'm really happy with it, and so were those who sampled a slice. =)
i've learned a little lesson here: that i need to stop being so critical and hung-up on appearance. i do this with my physical appearance, as well. i am learning to accept what is (so what if have some gray hair?!) and just go with it.
after all, things always seems to have a way of being great in the end, no matter how "ugly" they may appear.=)
oh yeah, and it's what's on the inside that counts. (especially if it includes raw chocolate=).
the cake is made of heathy's strawberry ice cream, but i started with a heaping tablespoon of goji berries before adding the strawberries. (so yum, and gave me an idea for anotherrr cakeee=). i also added frozen strawberry chunks soaked in agave and lemon juice to the layer.
the banana ice cream was just a few frozen bananas blended with cashews, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and a lil coco oil. (though i should have just kept it simple and blended nanners only. another lesson learned: keep it simple!)
in the center is heathy's chocolate buckwheat crunchies and a layer of strawberry sauce (simply strawberries blended with agave and lemon juice).
*my spring form pan is 7" and from kitchen kapers, a store found in nj, pa, and de.
that's not all, folks... i may be creating another ice cream cake for my mama this weekend! they're addicting, i'm tellin ya! =)
if you want to see some other amazing ice cream cake entries, click here and here, and for a sneak peek at nelly's which is still in the works, here.
so excited to drool over more entries - i'm becoming obsessed with these cakes!=)