Skipper Dipper

Long Beach Island, New Jersey's favorite ice cream since 1978!

Skipper Dipper: hard/soft ice cream, old-fashioned shakes and sundaes, homemade ice cream cakes and more on Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Since 1978.

The Making of a Skipper Dipper Ice Cream Cake


A Skipper Dipper Ice Cream Cake adds a delightful, extra special touch to any party or BBQ. For over 30 years, we’ve been making our cakes daily in our store– so we know they’re always fresh and tasty. Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of the making of one of our cakes.

Step 1:  Build Vanilla Foundation Layer


First, we freeze our cake pans to ensure that the ice cream will stay frozen as we prepare the ice cream layers.  Using Vanilla Soft Serve, we then create the base layer of the cake, filling the bottom half of the pan. The pan then goes back into the freezer to firm up before the next step, adding the middle layer of crunchies. FYI - our cakes come in multiple sizes to accommodate any size crowd: in 7”, 8”, and 9” round, and small and large sheets.

Step 2:  Add Delicious Cake Crunchies


We’ve heard customers refer to this stuff as “edible gold” and we know why. A combination of ground chocolate cookies and chocolate hard shell, it takes an ordinary cake to a whole new level. After the vanilla foundation has had sufficient time to freeze up, we then layer this rich chocolatey goodness on top before adding the next layer of ice cream. It  then goes back into the freezer for more firming.

Step 3:  Chocolate Top Layer


After the chocolate crunchies have rested, the final layer  to our ice cream cakes is chocolate soft serve, which is added on top of the chocolate crunchies.  It is smoothed out to prepare the surface for icing.

Feeling adventurous?  We can make all of our cakes with any flavor of soft serve in our shop – with over 36 flavorings – the possibilities are endless.

Step 4:  Icing

After freezing the cake overnight, we release the cake from its pan and ice the next morning. We use the same icing common in key lime pies.

Step 5:  Decorate


Once the cake is iced, it is time for decorating.  Our cake decorator pipes the borders of the cakes, writes custom inscriptions and adds confetti sprinkles to finish it off.

And Voila!

Finally, with the sprinkles border and message in place, it is ready to be boxed, wrapped in ribbon and picked up.  For information on ordering a Skipper Dipper Ice Cream Cake, give us a call or click here.