I don’t know how the tradition started, but birthday cakes for Erik and Keith, my brothers, have been Heath®-topped Dairy Queen® Ice Cream Cakes for many years now!
Neither of them like chocolate ice cream so we always order their cakes special just for them—way ahead of time. I however, love chocolate ice cream!
I remember when I was 14, my mom and I tried to make an ice cream cake for Erik’s birthday. Bad idea—it was a miserable failure! We ended up going through downtown Atlanta to get a real Dairy Queen® ice cream cake just in time. That year, Erik ate the top vanilla layer and I ate the bottom chocolate layer.