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31 Things Everyone Who Grew Up With Carvel Will Understand

The dueling layers of ice cream. The eerily perfect frosting. The neon swirls. THE CRUNCHIES.

1. If you've ever tasted a Carvel ice cream cake, you understand why this is so exciting.

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2. Basically, they're perfect. There's truly no better birthday cake out there.

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3. Carvel can take so many forms. There's Fudgy the Whale, a classic.

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4. There are endless options for customization, if you want an original.

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5. Carvel isn't just for birthdays. A crunchie-covered football is the only kind of football that matters.

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6. And, guys. YOU CAN GET A CARVEL WEDDING CAKE.

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'Til death do us part. (Me and this cake, I mean.)

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7. But honestly, the way to go is white frosting (whipped topping?) with plenty of neon swirls and sprinkles.

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8. Those colors are iconic.

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9. That whip is exquisite.

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10. The whole thing is just such a work of art.

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11. But what's really special about the Carvel ice cream cake is what's happening on the inside.

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12. Are you ready? You know where I'm going with this.

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13. Under the sheath of whipped topping and neon are two layers of soft serve bound by the magic ingredient...

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14. CHOCOLATE. CRUNCHIES.

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15. The glue that holds it all together.

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16. The crunchies shouldn't be so delicious. They're literally just cookie crumbs soaked in chocolate fudge.

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17. But something about everything together just...works.

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18. It shouldn't be such a revelation.

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19. But it is.

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20. It's kind of like a sundae in cake form, if you think about it.

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Two ice cream flavors, chocolate fudge, cookie crumbs, and some whip.

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21. But it's so much more beautiful than that.

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22. The clean lines of the ice cream when the slice has just been cut...

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23. ...that start to soften just slightly around the edges...

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24. ...before blurring into perfection...

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25. ...then slowly melting together...

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26. ...into a soft, pillowy mess of sweet cream and crunch.

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27. After the ice cream goes, the frosting holds strong for a little while...

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28. ...until soon there's nothing left but the beautiful remnants of your cake. You'd recognize that mess anywhere.

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29. And while an empty Carvel box is a sad, sad sight...

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30. ...it's OK, because the next ~special occasion~ isn't far away.

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Birthdays, graduations, goodbye parties, anniversaries, Tuesdays...

31. And, obviously, there will be Carvel.

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