As a kid I use to look forward to going to Baskin Robbins every Friday as long as my sister and I were good during the week and did our homework. As I grew up that tradition went away and then I found myself not living close to a Baskin Robbins and as much as I hate to admit it, I forgot about all those wonderful 31 Flavors.
Recently I was seeing commercials for some adorable ice cream cakes from Baskin Robbins and with a Christmas party in mind I knew we had to get one.
I searched the shop locator on the Baskin Robbins website and discovered there is a location just 1.2 miles away from me. I had NO idea! So after calling in our order – Devil’s Food cake with Strawberry ice cream – I picked up our Santa cake the next day! While I was there I couldn’t help but to grab a couple pint containers (Mint Chocolate Chip, and OREO) since they were calling my name.
I was pretty nervous about ordering a cake from Baskin Robbins since it had been so many years since I’ve stopped in one of their stores. And what about transporting it home? It’s in the dead of winter but 80 degrees here in Florida. Since I was so close to home I was pretty confident we would make it home before Santa melted into a big puddle and I was right. The special domed box was perfect for transporting it safely to our destination.
The cake should sit out at least 20 minutes (room temperature) prior to slicing. Since the cake is primarily ice cream, with a cake base, it can be a little tough to cut at first. Don’t be a hero and think you can cut into it right away like I tried. You will most likely not succeed unless you listen to the directions and leave your cake out for a bit.
The ice cream was smooth and delicious and definitely hit the spot. I do wish we maybe went with a vanilla cake instead though. I also think if we get another cake we’d either go with the elf or snowman. Santa has a lot of frosting as you can see (his beard).
The biggest issue was storing the cake. It’s a pretty big size and even in my side-by-side fridge/freezer I had to completely clear off one shelf. Not sure what we’d do if we have a standard fridge with the freezer on top of the fridge. What you can do is cut the cake into smaller portions and store them individually so that’s an idea
The new lineup of dome-shaped ice cream cakes are available now at participating Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide. The fanciful holiday designs include a Snowman Cake, Santa Cake, and Elf Cake that all can be customized with customers’ favorite flavors if you call ahead.
Each cake serves 8-12 people and have an SRP of $26.99 during the month of December. Baskin-Robbins is also offering Snowman and Snow Woman Individual Treats that are about $3.00. The Snowman and Snow Woman Individual Treats are also customizable and available at participating Baskin-Robbins shops with an SRP of $2.49.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baskin-Robbins. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping experience and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.