Dairy Queen Cake Batter Blizzard Copycat - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

in photography •  last year  (edited)

In case you're about to ask who’s birthday it is, you can hold off right there. I mean, does it technically have to be someone’s birthday to have funfetti cake and ice cream….? Um, I’m gonna go with absolutely not! Hey, life is basically one big huge party happening all around us and the very fact that you’re here to be a part of it should be enough of a reason to celebrate all on it’s own, don’t you think? We’re walking miracles, you and I. Oh, and plus it’s the weekend!


So I never really was into eating cake batter when I was little. Brownie batter or cookie dough, definitely yum, but not cake batter. I actually seem to remember disliking it quite a bit for some reason. It wasn’t until I started baking all the time and adapting recipes that I realized how delicious plain and simple cake batter could be.


With all the crazy shenanigans that I get into in the kitchen, I have to confess, there have been more than a few times when I’ve had to double check to make sure I added enough salt or something, (or worse, didn’t add way too much) and thereby saved an entire cake recipe from disaster. At least, that’s the excuse I’ve got ready to use in case I ever get caught excessively face-shoveling “testing” a new batter or have to explain why I’ve got chocolate all over my face.


I realize that there are those who think it’s really gross or even unsafe to eat raw cake batter because of the eggs, but don’t worry guys, there aren’t any raw eggs in these. On the other hand, this epic creation does have plenty of cake batter flavor going on by simply adding in some cake mix, homemade cake mix.


I had the hardest time in trying to decide what I wanted these creations to be. First, I was planning to just make cake batter blizzards, but then I realized how much better it would be to have big fat chunks of actual frozen birthday cake (with frosting!!!!) mixed in. I mean, that’s what a blizzard is all about anyway, the chunks! In case you never went to a DQ growing up and don’t know what a blizzard is, it’s basically super thick soft-serve ice cream that’s loaded with pieces of whatever yummy things you can think to throw in. And then there’s their policy about being able to turn it upside down (without it falling out, obviously) or you get it free.


I can proudly admit that these blizzards passed my personal test, however by the time I’d finished messing with my props and stuff they weren’t so solid anymore so I didn’t get a completely inverted shot to prove it. This is good news for you though, you know why? Well, because now you’ll just have to make them to find out! See, it was all part of my plan to encourage you to make them, yep.


But what I was trying to tell you before I got distracted; these blizzards are a base of cake batter flavored ice cream, with plenty of sprinkles, but then you add pieces of frosted cake with sprinkles, then you top them off with some extra cake and even more sprinkles, and did I mention that there are going to be some sprinkles in this? Oh, and if you’re wondering why my sprinkles look unique it’s because I’m a weirdo and made them myself.


Okay, so to make these is super easy and if you happen to have an actual birthday coming up I’d say that you should for sure plan to have lots of leftover cake for this purpose. If not though, I’ve included a simple vanilla cake and frosting recipe that you can make for your cake pieces. It makes way more than you’ll need for a single blizzard but I can’t imagine a world where this is a bad thing!


What are you all waiting for, think up something to celebrate and go grab some spoons!!!



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Oh wow! That looks scrum-diddly-umotious!

Into the dark black forest


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What a fantastic idea. I cannot wait to give it a try


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Gorgeous photos, just amazing


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omg... this looks ridiculously delicious... fantastic presentation... photos are fabulous...

I reminds me of Kulfi Faluda of India very tasty indeed.


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the drinks are delicious


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Wow. Looks delicious. I think I am gonna ask you to bake for my next birthday


How awesome! Thanks @sanjeevblogs!

Delicious food. "Into the dark black forest"


Aww... Thats greatly amazing. ... just can be think with special someone in any special day.... wow 😊 .. Memorable moment


The simple vanilla cake and frosting recipe is what I'll start with in practising this one out. Am absolutely excited with how am getting better at making my own cakes thanks to @gringalicious.
It's now the turning without it falling out that I have to perfect to give my customers at my bakery something they've never seen before


Wow, thanks for the compliment @musamalijames

I came, I saw, I am hungry!!!


Lol... really! 😊...

OMG my wife would kill for that shake great photo's also


delicious :D thanks for sharing and enjoy :))


You too @marsell! Have a good one!

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looks yummy..


thanks so much for commenting on my post

My fav is oreo. yep i'm basic


basic is good. thanks so much for commenting

Wow....... very nice food, beautiful photography, great post, tjanks


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yes friends, not because there is a birthday cakes and ice cream is my friend, I like posting friends.


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Woow.......Amazing food recipe..I appreciate your creativity..Thanks fr sharing this post....
Carry on my dear..


Thanks @sharminkona

waow wonderful delicious .


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This is looking so appetizing. I haven't tasted it though. But I look forward to having it someday.
Lovely 😍😘

That looks delicious! And that much SP Damn!


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Wow that looks extremely apostatizing. I am loving it!


thanks so much for commenting on my post @braxton101

With someone like you in my kitchen I would love to celebrate every day .... !


so sweet, thanks so much @giosou

What an array of ice creams! Indeed, one should ask, who's birthday is it today? Thank you for providing the ingredients and all that. Very generous of you indeed.


thanks so much for the great commenting @sungbojus

delicious !!!!!!!!!!!
Yummmmmmmmmmmm !!!!!!!!
Tastyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!!!!!
yes, we should enjoy every second of our life.
It is not necessary to find an event to have some happiness.
We should find it in every second of life, and my friends the greatest happiness you will get by helping some and getting prayers from them.




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a long article it is hard to read but when I see the cakes I read it well and am happy I want a cakeeeeeeeee 😍☺ @gringalicious


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You're welcome. hope we will have fun together🙏☺

good !!

wow ... good food ... !!! like I was in a diamond-covered desert


thanks for the nice compliment @lamkuta

little muffins are great !


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I can tell you right now that if I'm eating one of those, then it IS my birthday, even if it's not my birthday. Cookie Dough is the best!


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Simply awesome!


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Wow!! The photos look so tasty and delicious!! Even though I already had my breakfast, I will go and get a cupcake!!!


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Honestly, I admire your recipes and photos. I love to make these things in my spare time, creamy and light!!!!


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yes you are right life is a thing in which no reason to be happy and enjoy the food of any kind and celebrate any day.

I had never heard of funfetti cake.... until now! Any cake + ice cream is an absolute win in my book but my GOSH you have made these look so good I need to make this funfetti goodness!!!


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looks lovely! seems we have a thing for taking photos of our food :)


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Again with the temptation, you never fail to deliver the evil delight that is delicious treats :-)


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It is a pleasure, thank YOU for the delightful posts. :-)
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Beautiful photos and useful recipe of yummylicious food ! 😋🍽


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You are welcome my friend !

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I prepare at least one post per day, sometimes 2. So, yes, I prepare a lot of food. Not all of it makes it to steem.


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Wow it looks really yummy delicious and refreshing I really loved the little little cupcakes over there thank you for sharing


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Is this from the Dairy Queen selling ice cream? Wow


thanks for the comment, sorry don't understand the question

Ohhh my dear! It looks so yummy! These mixture of ice cream and cake batter blizzard looks super delicious and amazing creation, never i try something like this.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.


thank you for your continued support @creativewoman, I really appreciate all of your encouragement

Wow I have always loved a blizzard- but now I can't exactly be fitting it into my diet very often. Will have to try to make my own. Thanks for sharing.
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Seems to be very delicious! Your photos are beautiful!


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Creamy n yummy. Keep enjoying


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this looks tasty from the word go wow


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ah .. I play "google translate" game .. I never drank such a thing. I wanted to say!

the enjoyment that everyone desperately needs


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Oh la la la ça donne trop envie 😛

Oh noh! Mouthwatering... I love this ...

I 'm on my 15th day of Detox juice...

but with this picture makes me feel sad... I can't have it for now...

looks delicious...


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