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Dec 13, 2016 • By

Häagen-Dazs creatures take the cake

The latest ice cream cakes produced by Häagen-Dazs for Christmas in Europe are a couple of curious creatures.

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish designer, was enlisted to work with the Häagen-Dazs pastry chef for the brand’s ninth ice cream cake edition in France.

Hayon created the Häagen-Dazs “Ice Show” – two characters, inspired by the world of show business, to bring a touch of fantasy to Christmas-time.

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Are they a toy, a robot or a mythical animal?

Häagen-Dazs says the characters are whatever your imagination tells you.

The two cakes combine Häagen-Dazs ice creams with a spongy cake exterior.

The white cake creature is built on a crunchy speculoos biscuit base and is topped with a delicious combination of two of the brand’s best-selling ice creams, salted caramel and vanilla. To enhance these ice creams, the pastry chef added indulgent ingredients like salted caramel sauce, roasted almonds and hazelnut praline.

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Behind the pointed chocolate nose on the purple cake is a delicate blend of Häagen-Dazs’ new Almond & Cream and Honey Walnut & Cream ice creams, lying on an almond and orange blossom biscuit base. Thin layers of salted caramel sauce with roasted almonds and an exotic coulis centre add extra-indulgence.

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The cakes are sold through the brand’s French shops. This year, for the first time, shops in China also will offer the exclusive ice cream cakes.

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On a more traditional, but equally tasty note, Häagen-Dazs will have Christmas logs and domes available in shops with a selection of ice creams, sauces and coatings.

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Häagen-Dazs first commissioned a top international designer to create an ice cream cake for the holidays in 2008, and it’s since become an annual tradition in France.

Previous Häagen-Dazs holiday ice cream cakes include the Village, the Cloud, the Ice Moon, the Flower, the Iceberg, the Christmas Tree, the Snowflake and the Calendar cake.

So, what do you think the Ice Show creatures are?

Tell us in the comments below!

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