It is with great honor that I introduce today's guest chef in the Cafe' kitchen.... Those of you who aren't familiar with our pastry chef and somewhat short maker of desserts extraordinaire, might know him from his ongoing stint as leader of a mighty kingdom. Born just three short years ago, he's been a teller of tales (okay, sometimes to the extreme, but he does have a marvelous vocabulary!!!) and he's renowned on facebook for his wit and wisdom. Ladies and gentlemen, today I present to you the one... the only "Mighty Finn"!
Finn has been polishing his skills at making ice cream cake using ice cream sandwiches. BRILLIANT. (Mom's note: you need TWO big boxes of ice cream sandwiches for this but we didn't want them to melt as The Mighty Finn constructed his masterpiece
Layer 11 sandwiches in the bottom of the pan. Share 12th ice cream sandwich with little sister, mother or pesky Grammy.
Layer of Cool Whip
Drizzle caramel & hot fudge sauce
Clean additional spoon (s). (imperative directive)
Freeze for a bit while continuing to get the house ready for the impending birthday party
Layer 12 sandwiches (this layer takes more because the bottom of the pan is more narrow)
Drizzle hot fudge & caramel sauce onto the cookies (you can do this on the first layer as well. I realized on this layer that I wanted the Cool Whip on top with the M&Ms, so I "hid" the sauce under the Cool Whip.
Layer of Cool Whip
Sprinkle with mini M&Ms (or sprinkles, or chopped candy bars)
Or carefully place each little M&M on top while eating a few here or there. Whatever works. Great side shot here, Mighty Finn!
Freeze for a bit to firm up the ice cream sandwiches
Finn likes this because he can help make it and he likes to help with things... And he likes his little sister, Lena. He didn't send any pictures of her, because she didn't help make the cake. Hmm...
Yes, it looks great, but the real proof of any great recipe is the final test!!!
And that's a full approval smile right there! AKA: Cheesy Camera Grin. :)
Finn, thanks so much for being with us today! Great job on the cake and on making it special and those easy-to-follow directions are AWESOME!!!! Well done, little buddy! And Finn, we are huge fans of your website!!!! http://themightyfinn.blogspot.com/
And for those of you who don't know, there are three Kindle books out about our fearless leader "Finn"...
And they're AVAILABLE RIGHT HERE!!!!
What fun to have such a fun and diversified famous person in the cafe today! He's too short to handle the hot coffee maker, so Grammy Ruthy Logan Herne is your barista for the day, but Finn wants you to know that he loves coffee.... and that the best leaders of the very best kingdoms drink coffee ALL THE TIME.... no matter how tall they are!