Japanese design studio Nendo has created an ice cream cake especially for the Häagen-Dazs shop in Paris. Featuring a group of small chocolate houses this beauty is supposed to remind people of returning home for the Christmas holidays and will be sold at the Champs Élysées shop throughout the winter festive season.
“Christmas is about homecoming, about spending time together with family, so we created a cake that’s a small village, composed of houses clustered closely together,” Nendo says. “We thought the winter wonderland scene would emphasize the warmth and cheer inside each home.”
The cakes do come in two fantastic varieties: a caramel and nut-based cake, plus a cake filled with oranges and other dried fruits. And do note this: those that will indeed buy more than one Nendo cake, they are given free chocolate bridges to connect the two and form an even longer village!
Remember: This is not the first time Häagen-Dazs has teamed up with a design studio to make ice cream. The American ice cream giant teamed up last year with Swedish design collective Front to design a cloud-shaped ice cream cake. And, the year before that, London designer Doshi Levien helped them create an ice cream cake in the shape of the moon.