Friday, Jessie left for Italy. So, as per usual in our house, we needed to have cake on Thursday. Having no cake mix in the house, nor the will to bake one from scratch, I remembered that about a month ago, I made a two layer cake that only had one layer. The layer we didn't use got put in the freezer to be eaten at a later date. Sometimes, my freezer has the tendency to mangle things that get forgotten in there. So here I had this yummy vanilla cake in a ziploc bag that was in several pieces. Then I recalled the ice cream I had gotten on sale last week and thought... ice cream and cake... the perfect pairing! I finished the job of mangling the cake and pressed half of the crumbs in the bottom of an 8-inch square pan and popped it back in the freezeer while Thomas did math. You need to freeze this between layers so the layers don't all get mixed together. Then I softened some chocolate ice cream so it was just at a spreadable consistency and smeared that over the frozen cake crumb crust and put that in the freezer while Thomas did History. Next another layer of crumbs and we did spelling and vocabulary while those firmed up in the freezer. A layer of spreadable vanilla ice cream and it went back in the freezer while Thomas and I read together. I love how we multi-task in our home! The finishing layer (and I believe my favorite) was the layer of homemade whipped cream I topped it with. Notice how thick that layer is! We decorated with some sprinkles and put the whole thing back in the freezer until after dinner. This was a fun cake to make, and to eat. But it is even more fun when you discuss with the family how it could be improved. Next time I'm thinking chocolate cake and coffe ice cream for some kind of mocha sensation. I might used crushed cookies as a layer for a crunchier texture than the cake crumbs. How about crumbled up milky way or snickers in the middle... Reese's peanut butter cups, anyone? The possibilites are only limited by your own imagination! Try this.. it couldn't be easier... and look at all the schoolwork that got done at the same time!