Little Miss M has just had a ‘Frozen’ birthday party for which my daughter made her a fabulous cake – yes that is the cake disguised as ‘Elsa’s dress.DSC_0035 (1)

and Granny and the children made a frozen ice-bowl using flowers and raspberries from the garden and filled with watermelon and strawberries.

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I have done a few of these over the years for different parties, sometimes filling with a fruit punch, sometimes with a fresh fruit cocktail.

This one started on the 28th May with a layer of primroses, thyme and Sweet Cicely laid on top of about a centimetre of ice in the bottom of a large plastic bowlDSCF8822

I only add edible flowers.

The children then gathered some mint leaves, marigold flowers and wild strawberry flowers


We put the pink bowl in the middle and weighted it down then poured more water round the sides, about another centimetre. The flowers were added and it went back in the freezer.DSC_0071

As I was a bit low on flowers from the garden (borage, nasturtiums ย and rose petals look great) I added raspberries in layers and when it was full removed the pink bowl from the centre and we used the bowl for a picnic in the garden.

Then back in the freezer so that I could use again for Little miss M’s partyDSC_0034

I experimented with using a layer of pomegranate juice and added edible glitter.

Now out of the large plastic bowl, it sat out for about 4 hours and hardly melted at all, so it has gone back in the freezer to use again later in the summer.

You can see loads of other examples of other peoples ice-bowls on Pinterest. It seems the ice stays clearer if the water is boiled first, and maybe it would have looked better set on an ice plinth……. next time.


23 responses to “Frozen

  1. The ice bowl sounds like a fun idea.

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  2. WOW! Not only are you talented and creative ( I LOVE that fruit and flower icebowl), but your daughter is too, check out that cake! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I’ve never seen one of these, it looks amazing. Clever you

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  4. Love that cake Sandra, almost healthy!

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  5. Your first layer was enough for me to wish I had a garden & could make this – absolutely gorgeous! And what a treat for the children, and for them to see it reused for different occasions. Perfect for this party, as was that astounding cake. Honestly, the creativity going on up your way . . . . I just shake my head in wonderment, enjoy it all, and send my thanks for showing us details. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  6. That’s awesome, I’ve always been fascinated by these bowls since seeing one in my mum’s magazine as a child. Fab that you’ve been able to reuse it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. That’s amazing! Ice ever seen anything like that before, thanks for showing how it’s made. I’m going to look out for a suitable bowl and have a go. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    • Oh yes do Ali, they are fun to make. The bowls I used made a really thick bowl, they can be thinner, but then they melt more quickly, I’m enjoying being able to use this one for more than one occasion.

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  8. Murtagh's Meadow

    Wow that ice bowl is amazing. My sister has done plain ones before when serving ice cream at a party but I never thought of adding flowers and fruit – it looks brilliant. Eliza cakes looks great too!

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  9. My granddaughter would have loved the birthday cake. Love the ice bowl, I haven’t come across such a thing before

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