Nendo: ice cream village

Nendo created for Häagen-Dazs a Christmas ice cream cake small village, composed of houses clustered closely together, which will be sold at the Champs Élysées shop in Paris.

Nendo: ice cream village
Christmas is about homecoming, about spending time together with family, so Nendo created a cake that’s a small village, composed of houses clustered closely together.
The houses themselves are created in milk chocolate, filled with fudge and pieces of caramelised nuts. The rooftops have different patterns, and the rooftops and cake are dusted with white chocolate powder like snow, so that the village is nestled gently and quietly in the snow. The winter wonderland scene would emphasise the warmth and cheer inside each home.
Nendo: ice cream village
Nendo, Christmas ice cream cake village, Häagen-Dazs. Photo © Häagen-Dazs
Customers who purchase more than one cake receive a chocolate ‘bridge’. The bridges allow customers to connect several villages to each other, turning the cakes into ‘long, thin villages’ and ‘big villages’ on the table-top for large parties. To make this even easier, the surface of each cake was designed like an undulating landscape, so that the cakes fit together beautifully regardless of how they’re placed together. 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.

Christmas ice cream cake village
Design: Nendo
Producer: Häagen-Dazs

presentation on September 6, 2014, h.19.00
111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris

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