Ingredients

How to make it

  • Halve pound cake horizontally. Using a serrated knife, cut off the rounded top of the cake so each layer will be level. Cut each half into a flip-flop shape*. Place ice cream in a small bowl and stir to soften. Spread softened ice cream over one of the cakes. Top with second cake. Place ice cream-filled cake on a baking sheet. Cover and freeze until firm (2 to 3 hours). Spread with whipped topping.
  • To decorate, cut the ends of two twists at a diagonal. Insert a toothpick on the underside of each twist. Arrange the two twists with the cut ends together to form a V-shape, inserting toothpicks in cake to hold the twists in place as straps. Arrange candy wafers around base of flip-flop to decorate. Cover cake loosely and freeze until serving time. Serve on a platter sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs as sand, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
  • Tip: To cut flip-flop shape, trace the bottom of a child-size flip-flop (needs to be 7 to 7 1/2 inches long) on a piece of paper. Cut out shape. Place paper, clean side down, on a piece of clean cardboard or sturdy paper; trace shape. Cut out shape. Place cardboard shape on top of one cake half and use a small sharp knife to cut around shape and through cake. Repeat with other cake half.
  • Cake for 12: For a larger crowd, double recipe and make a pair of flip-flop cakes.

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  • achope246 7 years ago
    Great idea! My daughter has a July birthday and we are always looking for new cake ideas!
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    choco, my kids are grown now but they loved this as kids. Hopefully someday, the grandkids will too!
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  • choco780 7 years ago
    Wow! What a great idea! I will have to try this!
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    hottamale, I have a ton of recipes for kids cakes, so stay tuned! :-)
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  • hottamale 7 years ago
    Soooo cute! This will be a great addition to our yearly pool party. Thanks so much for sharing this one!
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