I'm making an ice cream cake for my brothers birthday. I was putting the ice cream on the first layer of cake and put it in the freezer. I couldn't finish putting the icecream on because it was melting, I tried putting more ice cream on it 15 minutes later but it was melting all over the place. I put it in the freezer again. I think at the beginning my ice cream was way too soft. How do I fix this?? Any help will be appreciated! Thanks.

  • I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Is this homemade ice cream?
    – Jolenealaska
    May 8, 2016 at 5:44
  • Was the cake warm when you added the ice cream? You might try chilling it once it's cooled after baking.
    – Chris H
    May 8, 2016 at 8:18

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The problem was a malfunctioning freezer; this is why ice cream melted overnight in it.

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    Hi! Thank you for coming back to report what happened. There is no need to be ashamed because a cake didn't work. You can be sure that all the famous cooks in the world have ruined dozens of cakes in their lives, this is how everybody learns. I wish you a nice celebration despite the melted cake!
    – rumtscho
    May 8, 2016 at 12:04
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    To the other users: I considered converting this to a comment, but in fact the OP recognized their problem and gave the correct answer - the cake must have caused trouble because of the malfunctioning freezer. So I see this post as an answer by our standards.
    – rumtscho
    May 8, 2016 at 12:05

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