Tuesday, July 20, 2010

happy birthday, crystal!

say it with ice cream


Today is the birthday of my good friend and co-blogger, Crystal! To celebrate, I made three kinds of ice cream and assembled the funnest ice cream cake I could dream up (Mom: I know that "funnest" is not a real word).

The ice cream recipes were created by Hannah Kaminsky, cookbook author and blogger extraordinaire.  Check back soon for Crystal's and my review of her e-book, A La Mode. If you just can't wait to try one of her decadent delights, click on over to Bittersweet blog to find the chocolate ice cream recipe that I used (sans chocolate chips, and it was still awesome).

And what was the foundation of all this deliciousness?  It was the Simply Wonderful White Cake from Alisa Fleming's excellent resource and cookbook, Go Dairy Free. We have more to say about that book, too, so stay tuned!

14 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Crystal. This is such a wonderful idea! I want to eat it all!

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  2. Thanks Mihl for the birthday wishes. It was very happy indeed!

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  3. Awww, Danielle, thank you so much for a creative and delicious birthday treat. You are such a great friend.

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  4. Oh man, that cake looks awesome! Happy birthday, Crystal :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Crystal!

    That cake DOES look fun!

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  6. Happiest Birthday Wishes, Crystal!!Ice cream is the best birthday treat...:)

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  7. Thanks Jamie and Samantha and Allyson!

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  8. OMG, happy birthday Crystal! I was out of town all week and just saw this wonderful post :)

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  9. Thanks Alisa! Your cake was a delicious gift.

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  10. Wow, now that's an ice cream cake! I really hope you enjoyed the recipes- and the celebration, of course! I can't wait to see your review for the ebook. :)

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  11. That ice cream cake looks super delish! :) Happy Birthday to Crystal.

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  12. Seriously, the ice creams look SO GOOD. I want that ebook! I just ordered an ice cream maker (I can't wait to get it tomorrow)! I am in need of the birthday cake ice cream!
    Great post. :)

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  13. I hope you had an awesome birthday, Crystal! The cake looks so good, I think I'll use this idea for my daughter's third birthday.

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  14. Now that's some ice cream! Crystal, Happy belatled obviously it's Sept. now. My husband would be all over this.

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