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Crumbled butter-pecan cookies make a perfect beach for this delectable castle. The base is a square yellow cake, filled and then frosted with vanilla ice cream and decorated with whole and chopped pecans and more crushed cookies. The tower is made by pressing softened ice cream into a clean plastic sand-castle mold.

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Summer
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Make this cake at least one day ahead since the ice-cream castle needs to freeze overnight.

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  • lizk65
    12 AUG, 2009
    I have seen Nilla wafers used as sand.
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  • dshorst
    12 AUG, 2009
    Has anyone tried to make this cake? How difficult is it? Any tips?
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  • dbreitenbach
    12 AUG, 2009
    McLibby2, You could use almost any "brown" cookie processed in to crumbs. I would suggest using candy shells to decorate instead of pecans. Deni
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  • mclibby2
    12 AUG, 2009
    if you have nut allergies, what else could you use for sand?
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