Designers Create Moon-Inspired Ice-Cream Cake For Häagen-Dazs
London-based designers Doshi Levien have designed a spherical moon-like ice-cream cake with craters for Häagen-Dazs’ Christmas 2012 season.
Called ‘Ice Moon’, the series features two designs: a white moon and an orange moon.
The white moon consists of a pistachio biscuit base, layers of macadamia nut ice cream and meringue, and a coating of raspberry ice cream.
The orange moon consists of a crunchy chocolate bottom, layers of nutty ice cream and salted caramel, and a coating of vanilla ice cream.
“Our concept is almost spherical, so the ice cream has to be molded in two separate parts and then put together without seeing the joint,” Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levian told Dezeen. “We love the ephemeral nature of ice cream and design to be eaten; we never had a design meeting before in which we ate the prototype.”
According to Dezeen, Doshi and Levian were inspired by Georges Méliès’ 1902 silent film Le Voyage dans la Lune, Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian’s relief work of 1929, a childhood Bollywood song, and the near-spherical shapes of early ice cream bombes.
“The moon idea came from many different places and has elements of fantasy, adventure and imagination,” they said.