I am going to attempt to make an ice cream roll cake for a co-worker/friend of mine. She really likes the ice cream roll cake that Baskin Robbins offers. I like their products, but I thought it would be nice if I could make it myself. Plus, I just like the idea of making a cake. On the surface, it seems like a fairly simple idea. It has ice cream rolled in chocolate devil's food cake and then there is fudge on the outside of the cake.
Here are my questions:
1) I think I need to make the cake in a jelly roll pan. Is that right?
2) When I'm ready to roll the cake and ice cream together, what do I do to make sure the cake will stay intact as I'm rolling it? I think I can keep the cake on parchment paper and then keep the cake wrapped up in the paper while it freezes in the freezer but I'm not sure about that.
3) The last question is about the fudge on the outside. Is that something that is poured over the cake once it has been rolled, or do I make a sheet of fudge and roll it with the rest of the cake? If I make a "fudge sheet", do I make it in a jelly roll pan with the cake, or do I make them separately and then assemble all the pieces and roll when ready?
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Any help will be greatly appreciated!