Somehow, some way, someone got the idea that the only time you get to enjoy an ice cream cake is when there’s something to celebrate. Well, that’s kind of silly. Why would a person do without this unquestionable delicious treat just because it’s not someone’s birthday, anniversary, graduation, or some other standard occasion?
If a co-worker offered you a slice of ice cream cake one day, and it wasn’t someone’s birthday, would you turn your nose skyward and reply, “I simply cannot partake of ice cream cake without some type of celebratory occasion connected to it.”
Of course you wouldn’t. You’d take that slice, dig into it, and be filled with endless joy regardless of what lay ahead of you that day.
So, why do we need a special celebration to enjoy it in our daily lives? I think it has something to do with what enlightened folk call “groupthink.” If you’re unable to break free of this collective ice cream cake restraint, but don’t want to wait for the next birthday to enjoy one, I have a solution.
Find reasons for celebration in your daily life. Did you have a good hair day? Celebrate it with a Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream Cake. Do you think your boss might have, sort of, liked your idea even though he or she didn’t really express that sentiment? No problem, celebrate your possible climb up the corporate ladder with a Chocolate Brownie Ice Cream Cake. Did someone friend you on Facebook? Well, that’s certainly reason to head down to the grocer and pick up a Mocha Mud Ice Cream Cake.
If you’re still hesitant about enjoying an ice cream cake freely, may I suggest an Uncle Harry’s Ice Cream Roll. It has chocolate and vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie crunch inside and out. And no one will ever think about putting a bunch of candles on top of it and singing the latest variation of “Happy Birthday.”