Slasher Mask Ice Cream Cake

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This puff pastry slasher mask ice cream cake is ridiculously easy to make, and looks completely disturbing.  It's perfect for your next Halloween party or slasher movie marathon - just be sure to serve with the biggest knife you own!
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Step 1: Tools and Ingredients

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1 package puff pastry
~ 2 quarts strawberry ice cream
handful fresh strawberries 
strawberry jam (optional)

baking sheet
aluminum foil
waxed paper or parchment paper
rolling pin (optional)
knife (optional)
straw (optional)
oven-proof head-shaped base (I used a plaster cast of scoochmaroo's face, but you could also use wadded-up paper and/or foil balls, the underside of a face-shaped cake pan, or anything roughly oval (a squash, a bowl) with a nose-shape attached.)

Step 2: Prepare head form

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Prepare your oven-safe head shape, cover it in aluminum foil, and place on a baking sheet.  Preheat your oven to 400F.

I chose to pre-heat my plaster head form along with the oven, which worked out well.

Step 3: Cover head in puff pastry

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I gave my puff pastry sheet a quick roll-out, both to increase its size and to slightly decrease its poofiness.  It looks like I overdid the flattening a bit, but it made the mask look even creepier.

- Set the pastry atop the preheated head form, making sure it's properly centered, and smooth down into all the nooks and crannies.  
- Use your fingers to open up the eyes.  Push puff pastry back to create neatly-rounded openings with reinforced edges.
- Use a butter knife to make slits over the mouth. Protip: leaving a few 'threads" of connecting pastry at the middle of the slit keeps it from gaping open as the pastry cooks.  Check my finished pictures for examples of with-and-without connecting thread examples.
- use a straw to make perfect little circles in the forehead region for that authentic hockey goalie mask look.  You can also do this over the mouth, but I preferred the slits.

poofrabbit2 years ago
What a brilliant idea!!! Love the eyes!
canida (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Fabulously creepy looking, and excellent step-by step instructions. I know everyone is using the same adjective, but creepy fits better than anything.

As a bonus, it also looks delicious.
canida (author)  CatTrampoline2 years ago
Thank you! And creepy is definitely a compliment. :)
scoochmaroo2 years ago
I've never looked so good! So at what point was it that my head cracked in half?
canida (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
I don't know if it was upon heating or cooling - the aluminum foil hid the crack until I unwrapped it!

Thanks again for donating your head. :D
That is so creepy! BTW, your face looks delicious. LOL!
bajablue2 years ago
Creepy... but technically-speaking... this is more of a pie than a cake.

Just sayin'. ;-)
canida (author)  bajablue2 years ago
You make a good point - I hadn't thought about it that way! It really is a double-crust pie. :)