Ice cream cake for Haagen Dazs
This densely filled ice cream cake was created by Doshi Levien for Häagen-Dazs as a special edition for Christmas 2012. Doshi and Levien 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 about an edible moon made of ice-cream 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. 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 has crunchy chocolate at the bottom, layers of nutty ice cream and salted caramel and a coating of vanilla ice cream. Doshi Levien say they love the ephemeral nature of ice cream and design to be eaten and they never had a design meeting before in which they could eat the prototype.