Oreo® Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake is an incredibly indulgent way to cool off and celebrate!
This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes. All opinions are my own.
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite people on Earth - and I'm so sad I cant be there with her - so I decided to celebrate her with an insanely fun and decadent cake I know she'd love - this Oreo® Ice Cream Freak Cake is bursting with peanut butter, Oreo®, and chocolate goodies!
Ice Cream cakes are the ultimate indulgence - and combine two of my favorite desserts ever. It only makes sense then to finish it off and add the rest of my favorite sweet treats - tons and tons of chocolate and peanut butter flavors!
I Love Ice Cream Cakes deliciously fun cakes are the ultimate base for a freak cake - (or as my Australian family would call it, a Lolly Cake) because its so indulgent and delicious on it's own, and keeps the treats from getting super mushy or melty (plus - ice cream + cookies + chocolate is pretty much a dream combination!)
I Love Ice Cream Cakes has a ton of delicious options (I love the Carvel and Oreo® cakes so much - my kids flip for them and beg us all the time for some) that are all perfect bases for extravagantly decorated cakes that are easy and effortless!
I grabbed my cake at Wal-Mart, where they had an awesome selection of cakes in the bakery section in a huge case full of I Love Ice Cream Cakes treats!
Oreo® Freak Cake Instructions
For this cake, I added the tall wafer cookies and a brownie pop (which was on a stick and ready to serve right from my grocery store's bakery section - love these so much!), and then inserted a couple chocolate Pirouette cookies around the pop.
Be gentile when adding fragile cookies to your cake - as it is frozen, it takes a little bit of pressure to push it in deep enough to stand upright on it's own - but push too hard, and it will crumble.
I had the best luck holding the cookie firmly with two fingers right by the base of the cookie to take off a little bit of the pressure on the flaky shell.
From there, I added candy, cookies, and even some muddy buddies around the base, being sure to layer them in a way that everything was visible and there was a good contrast between textures.
It looks like a chaotic pile of goodies - but if you look closely, you'll see I added larger items around the base with smaller items piled on top, so that you can get a good glimpse of all of the delicious treats on the cake!
Oreo® Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Freak Cake Ingredients
-1 Oreo® Ice Cream Cake
-Peanut butter balls (I used Jif peanut butter balls)
-Brownie brittle, crushed
-Ferrero Rocher (my favorite!), I cut them into 4 pieces
-Cookies and cream muddy buddies (I specifically went for an Oreo® branded one to pair the flavors perfectly with the cake!)
-Tall chocolate filled wafer cookies
-Brownie pop (found in my grocery store's bakery in a pack of 4 on sticks, or you can make your own! )
Other ingredients that would be delicious on this oreo ice cream cake:
-Peanut Butter Cups
-Crushed up Oreo®s (a FUN flavor!)
-Crushed up toffee bars
-Crushed up candy bars (think chocolate, peanut, toffee, candy crunch)
-Warm hot fudge sauce
Tips to making a beautiful freak cake:
Arrange treats around something with height in the middle. Just dumping treats on a cake can be pretty - but I like to think of a cake as a sort of bullseye (even non-round cakes...) - where the middle is comprised of taller items, and the pile grows out from there.
I also like to combine a lot of different shapes and textures within a theme - I went loosely for a chocolate theme, and then added peanut butter as a secondary flavor - it pairs well with oreos, and is perfect with a creamy ice cream cake!
This method helps draw your eyes around the cake, throughout the layers, and helps to make it look a bit more professional!
Don't be afraid to chop up candy and cookies - freak cakes aren't supposed to look neat and clean, and chopping up candy and cookies makes them easier to eat with the cake - so go ahead and get messy!
How do you enjoy a #SummerCakeBreak?
Which I Love Ice Cream Cakes is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments!