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With a little creativity, it is easy to see outside of the “box” when it comes to turning an ice cream cake from the grocery store into a festive Halloween Cake. These DIY Halloween Ice Cream Cake Ideas are easier to make than you think! This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes. All views expressed are that of our own.
Can we all agree that a pre-made ice cream cake is a necessary short cut when it comes to party planning? Get inspired to upgrade your favorite flavor with these Halloween Ice Cream Cake Ideas featuring the REESE’S & OREO® flavors, which you can find at grocery stores like Shaw’s Supermarket near the bakery section.
October is finally here! It is time for all things pumpkin, haunted house, and scary decor. If you have not even considered decorating yet for Halloween, we can’t be friends. Ok, I am just playing, but as you can probably tell I am such an early bird when it comes to getting ready for all things Halloween.
Truthfully, I have already checked off decorating, a haunted house, and all things pumpkin from my to-do list this season. I am even tinkering with the idea of hosting a small kids Halloween party for my kids.
My love for the season, goodie bags, candy, and sweet treats is what fueled and inspired these Halloween Ice Cream Cake Ideas.
I mean, ice cream cakes have been a party staple since I was a kid and I Love Ice Cream Cakes makes many different types and flavors that bring you back to your childhood.
You can find their wide array of ice cream cakes featuring varieties like REESE’S, OREO, Heath, or even Jack-O-Lantern (seasonal) cakes at your local grocer in the ice cream or bakery section. I found mine at Shaw’s in the bakery area freezer. Here’s a helpful product locator to search for cakes at stores in your area.
For this post, I decided that the REESE’S Ice Cream Cake was one that I must try! This new REESE’S Ice Cream Cake features creamy chocolate ice cream, chunks of real REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups, a layer of REESE’S peanut butter and whipped icing with a Hershey’s chocolate drizzle on top.
REESE’S are my favorite candy, so it was a natural decision. While I was there, I also picked up an OREO Ice Cream Cake since Jared loves that flavor. There really were so many fun shapes, sizes, and themes to choose from.
REESE’S Pumpkin Halloween Ice Cream Cake
With a little creativity, it is easy to see outside of the “box” when it comes to turning your ice cream cake into a Halloween Cake.
For the REESE’S Pumpkin Halloween Ice Cream Cake, I used the following ingredients to make it super festive:
- 10 REESE’S Pumpkin Candies
- 2 tablespoons of Halloween Sprinkles Mix
- 1/4 cup of REESE’S Pieces (brown & orange)
- 1 cup orange frosting
You will also need a piping bag and large star tip.
I recommend two things before decorating your ice cream cake. *See below*
- Make sure it is frozen and hard
- Make room in the freezer for the entire board, platter, or tray you use to decorate it, so it is ready to serve. It would be easier to transplant this cake to a cake decorating board. This way you can freeze it easily.
I added the REESE’S Cake to my stand, and piped orange frosting around the base. Then, I added the REESE’S Pumpkins to the top of the cake.
Next up came the Halloween Sprinkles, and REESE’S Pieces. I added a cake topper as well for a festive look.
OREO Ghost Halloween Ice Cream Cake
For the OREO Ghost Halloween Ice Cream Cake, I used the following ingredients to make it super festive:
- 1 package of Halloween Ghost Peeps
- 12 Halloween OREO’S
- 1 package of Wilton Halloween Gummy Ghosts
- 1 tablespoon Orange Frosting
*See above for tips for decorating ice cream cakes.
The Peeps Ghosts were added to the side of my cake with a dollop of icing on the backs of each.
I crumbled two OREO’S on top and scattered them on top of the cake.
Next up were the gummy ghosts which went on top of the cake. I decided as an afterthought to adhere OREO’S around the cake because it felt too plain.
A non-edible cake topper was also featured on this cake.
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Dawn over at Cutefetti and I are working on a few exciting blog collabs this fall and this project happens to be one of them! Check out her adorable Halloween cake below!