This fancy-looking dessert is quickly assembled from easily-available ingredients (photo courtesy Good Food On Montford).
 Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, rolled wafer cookies, are an easy dessert garnish (photo courtesy Pepperidge Farm).
It doesn’t take much effort to turn ordinary ingredients into a great-looking dish.
This example (photo #1), from Good Food On Montford in Charlotte, North Carolina, shows how easy it is to turn basic ingredients into an ogle-worthy dessert.
If you purchase all the ingredients, there’s no cooking required!
The snappy look of this dessert is created by the square of cake. A traditional slice of loaf cake, or wedge from a round cake, doesn’t have the same appeal.
The denser the cake, by the way, the better. You can also use a brownie or other bar.
MAKE IT AT HOME
All you need are:
Loaf cake (banana, carrot, chocolate, pound, etc.)
Ice cream of choice
Dessert sauce (butterscotch, chocolate, fruit purée, etc.)
Sauce garnish (cookie crumbs, pie crust crumbs, chopped nuts, etc.)
Ice cream garnish
Color garnish: mint leaf, raspberries
Chocolate orange peel, coin or straw
Piece of bark, brittle or toffee
Tuile or Pirouette cookie (photo #2)
Slice of kiwi or starfruit
While the pastry chef appears to have dehydrated thin slices of banana to make the vertical top garnish, you can use these options, inserting them vertically on top of the ice cream:
Or, no garnish at all
Ready, set, assemble!