This year’s Häagen-Dazs Christmas cake is crafted by Italian interior designer Paola Navone. The cake is actually edible calendar, described by the designer as “like an explosion of ice cream bricks”. “The design speaks of a refined sophistication and a playful pop,” she added. “It may be split into cubes like a game for all to play and consumed day to day or within a moment.”
Navone’s cake includes 31 ice cream-filled days, with each one jutting out of the calendar and special dates like Christmas and New Year’s Eve framed in edible silver and gold. There are two versions: dark chocolate and almond with a brown flocked covering, and macademia nut brittle and dulce de leche with a red coating. Both editions have crispy bases, made from puffed rice.
This cake is the latest in the dessert company’s ongoing series of annual designer collaborations, which has seen them partner with Japanese studio Nendo, and Swedish design collective Front.