The cake is pretty much vanilla icecream, with cookies, white chocolate, macadamias, shredded coconut, strawberry and apple liquorice. I also add a bit of almonds with it, but it is a pretty flexible recipe and you could put whatever you want in there. The liquorice gives it a really nice colour burst and texture with the chewy bits through it.
I used a silicon bread loaf pan to set the ice cream cake in, as you don’t need any greasing/glad wrap etc, and it can easily be popped out.
The toppers I made by melting and piping Wilton Candy Melts Colourburst Brights (White with coloured specks) onto a foil covered tray in the shape of my SIL’s name and ’25’, I then placed a wooden skewer through the piped out words and letters, and pressed silver cachous on top. I then let it set in the fridge until serving time.
Candy Melts can be bought from cake shops, party shops, Spotlight or I’ve seen them in some dollar shops.