Coming to the Royal Albert Hall are these Häagen-Dazs Ice Moons created by British design duo Doshi Levien.
We didn’t know it but Häagen-Dazs has been commissioning designers for the past 5 years each Christmas to come up with something novel when it comes to a Christmas ice cream treat.
Doshi Levien said of the project :
“The idea of working with Häagen-Dazs to create a cake made entirely of ice cream was irresistible. The moon idea came from many different places and has elements of fantasy, adventure and imagination. We imagined the shape and texture of an ice cream scoop being like the moon as in a famous childhood Bollywood song. We were reminded of the stop frame movie Le Voyage dans la Lune by Georges Méliès and were also inspired by Armenian surrealist Léon Tutundjian’s relief work of 1929 where he worked with rounded shapes,” Jonathan Levien explains.
It is actually worth the £50 as each Ice Moon Cake is hand made in the Häagen-Dazs shop in Paris and then brought over here for us to much on whilst watching something nice at the theatre. The cake consists of a pistachio biscuit base, layers of macadamia nut ice cream and meringue and a coating of raspberry sorbet.
There are only fifty Ice Moon cakes available in the UK, visit www.facebook.com/haagendazs from the 24th October for your chance to buy one. Purchase includes hand delivery (conditions apply). The cakes will also be available to guests at the Royal Albert Hall (RRP £50).