some time ago, while walking through midtown manhattan with a friend, we passed by magnolia bakery. in the front window of the shop, a cake decorator was assembling icebox cakes, something they are famous for. she made it look so easy. i wanted to make one at home to take to a pot luck dinner. honestly, i was too lazy to go to the store(s) to look for the chocolate wafers; i made my own.
they bake up crispy but that changes when they sit with the cream.
caramel icebox cake
serves about 12-16