Calling All June Babies! Birthday Treat of the Month

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Tara Donne, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Baking the birthday boy or girl a homemade cake is a treat all on its own, but it’s a whole different story when that cake is an ice cream cake. With the best of both dessert worlds all in one place, there’s no better way to celebrate June babies’ birthdays as summer gets underway. Although it may look like a whole to-do, an ice cream cake is actually quite easy to make, and you can bet these ice-cold recipes will look good with a lighted candles. Just be sure to blow them out before the cake melts!

An ice cream cake doesn’t need to be overly complicated for it to be a showstopper. Learn how to make a simple yet showstopping ice cream cake (pictured above) using store-bought ingredients, and see why it’s all about technique. More importantly than anything else, be sure to work quickly so that the cake doesn’t melt, causing ice crystals to form when you freeze it later.

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Kana Okada, Kana Okada 2012

Rather than baking the day away to achieve your cake layer, use store-bought ice cream sandwiches as the foundation for Food Network Magazine’s Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. With layers of strawberry and mint (or pistachio) ice creams, you get a colorful birthday-worthy treat that’s ready for candles.

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Food Styling: Stephana Bottom Prop Styling: Pam Morris

Photo by: Kana Okada ©Kana Okada 2012

Kana Okada, Kana Okada 2012

Present your favorite June baby with a birthday treat with the flair of the ice cream shop. Food Network Magazine’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cone Cake comes drizzled with dulce de leche, sprinkled with flaky sea salt and topped with towering ice cream cones. With layers of waffle cookies working as the foundation, this frozen treat screams scoop shop through and through.

An ice cream cake is the best of two worlds, but Food Network Magazine’s Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake is the best of three worlds. With the vibes of the summery fruit dessert, this layered, creamy confection topped with real juicy peaches is the ultimate warm-weather treat for a summer birthday.

Looking for more birthday inspiration? Get our guide to celebrating with cakes, cupcakes and more.

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