A white chocolate shell forms a calendar on top of this year’s Häagen-Dazs Christmas cake by Italian interior designer Paola Navone.
The cake is the latest in the dessert company’s ongoing series of annual designer collaborations, which has noticed them companion with Japanese studio Nendo, and Swedish style collective Front.
Navone’s cake – which has been crafted in Häagen-Dazs’s Paris flagship store – characteristics 31 ice cream-filled columns of varying heights, meant to signify the 31 days from one December to New Year’s Eve.
The designer has described the cake as “like an explosion of ice cream bricks”.
“The design and style speaks of a refined sophistication and a playful pop,” she additional. “It might be split into cubes like a game for all to play and consumed day to day or inside a minute.”
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A reliable piece of white chocolate tops the dessert, which is covered in numbered milk-chocolate tablets. Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are marked out with chocolate squares covered in edible gold or silver leaf.
The cake is obtainable in two versions: dark chocolate and almond with a brown flocked covering, and macademia nut brittle and dulce de leche with a red coating. The two editions have crispy bases, produced from puffed rice.
Final year’s Häagen-Dazs Christmas cake, designed by Nendo, was topped by a miniature chocolate village designed to remind individuals of going home for the holidays.
Swedish studio Front created a cloud-shaped ice cream for 2013’s Christmas dessert, and in 2012 London designers Doshi Levien developed a spherical ice cream cake that resembled a cratered moon.
Other designer cakes covered by Dezeen contain sweet treats developed by Viktor & Rolf and Studio Job for Layout Miami, and Lucy.D’s up to date edition of “kitsch” Viennese cakes for historic Café Landtmann.