ice cream in jars.smaller mason jars would work too. Support a cake stand in the middle for a cake and ice cream birthday. OR just get the little Blue Bell cups, whatever is easier :) I luv the idea of taking my homemade ice cream on picnics etc
Secret to flat cakes: wet cake strips (i., Bake Even Strips) and wrap around the cake pans. They act as an insulator to help the cake bake evenly (flat). You can also use strips of towel: drench, wrap around the pans, and bake.
apple pies for thanksgiving I didn't find the pie recipe. But there was a great white cake recipe I have to try. Maybe if you keep digging around on her site you'll find the individual apple pie recipe. For now I'm happy.