Nendo designs ice cream Village cake
for Häagen-Dazs

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Japanese design studio Nendo has created an ice cream cake, featuring a group of small chocolate houses intended to remind people of returning home for the holidays (+ slideshow).

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

Created for Christmas, the Village ice cream cake designed by Nendo will be sold at the Champs Élysées Häagen-Dazs shop in Paris throughout the winter festive season.



Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

The houses sitting on top of the ice cream base are made from milk chocolate and filled with fudge and pieces of caramelised nuts.

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

"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," said the designers. "We thought the winter wonderland scene would emphasise the warmth and cheer inside each home."

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

Chocolate bridges, given to customers who buy more than one cake, can be used to connect several villages to each other, turning the cakes into table-top centrepieces for large parties.



Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

The "undulating landscape" design of the surface of each cake means that they will fit together no matter which ones are chosen and how they're arranged.

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

"The rooftops have different patterns, and we dusted the rooftops and cake with white chocolate powder like snow, so that the village is nestled gently and quietly in the snow," said the designers.

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

The cakes come in two flavours: a caramel and nut-based cake with milk chocolate houses, and an orange and dried fruit-based cake with berry-scented chocolate houses.

Ice cream cake "village" for Häagen-Dazs by Nendo

Häagen-Dazs has previously collaborated with Swedish design collective Front to design a cloud-shaped ice cream cake, and with London designers Doshi Levien to create an ice cream cake, which looked like a white cratered moon.

Photography is by Häagen-Dazs.

  • Paul O’ Brien

    I can’t wait to return home to my cake house for the holidays. Thank you very much for the pleasant reminder.

  • hammy

    Dezeen… seriously?

  • Steve

    Finally…

  • Anonymous

    It looks like a warm bed. I want to snuggle up in it.