What does ice cream mean to you? Which memories does it bring? As you might know I grew up in Russia. We had snow for almost half of the year, but this didn't stop us enjoying an ice cream. I remember I loved eating an ice cream outdoors, when the temperatures would be below zero. And by below zero I don't mean some measly couple of degrees. I'm sure it was
My love affair with the ice cream continues. And Haagen-Dasz is one of our favourite brands.
In the recent years it has been creating fantastic limited edition Christmas cakes. You might have seen a recent competition on Facebook to win this piece of food art. I missed it by the day. Why didn't anyone tag me?
|Advent cake. Image credits: Haagen-Dazs|
"In recent years, Häagen-Dazs has been celebrating their tradition of craftsmanship and ice cream expertise by delighting the world with exquisite, limited edition Christmas cakes, each one of which is masterfully crafted by the chef pâtissier in Häagen-Dazs’ Paris flagship store on the Champs-Élysées
Now in its 8th year, Häagen-Dazs is proud to collaborate with one of the greatest interior designers of our time, Paola Navone, to ensure that 2015’s Christmas cake goes down in memory as one of the most stunning examples of gastronomic design ever seen.
Navone, who is originally from Turin, Italy, but now resides in Paris, is famous around the world for her avant-garde style and attention to nuances of colour and texture. It is for this reason that the partnership with Häagen-Dazs, who are known for their deliciously smooth ice cream and quality ingredients, is so well-matched.
When she proposed her design for an edible advent calendar, she and the Häagen-Dazs pâtissiers had to overcome quite the technical challenge: 31 pillars of ice cream to represent the 31 days from 1st December to New Year’s Eve. What’s more, in order to make it something truly special they agreed on a sumptuous white chocolate coating, velvety base and ice cream hidden inside each pillar. The two pillars that are designed to represent Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve stand above the rest and are covered in either edible gold or edible silver leaf.
The Häagen-Dazs Advent Calendar by Paola Navone comes in two flavours: Dark Chocolate & Almond and Macadamia Nut Brittle & Dulce de Leche. Just 35 cakes will be available in the UK, some of which will be available to win via a competition on Häagen-Dazs’ social media channels in December"
|Image credits: Haagen-Dazs|
Italians are well known for their exquisite fashion style as well as the most gorgeous ice cream, so asking Paola Navone to create a cake for Haagen-Dazs was a brilliant idea.
I don't know how much this cake costs, but imagine it is pretty pricey.
If I won a lottery, I'd treat my family and friends to this stupendous creation.
And while I am not able to offer this masterpiece of ice cream art as a prize to my blog readers, don't go away yet.
Lovely people at Haagen-Dazs have kindly offered a giveaway prize for my blog.
You have a chance to win 5 x £5 vouchers, enough to buy 5 tubs of Haagen-Dazs ice cream. Now that's a lovely treat not just for Christmas. I wonder what flavours will you choose? Vanilla or chocolate, or any other form a wide range of flavours?
To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Rafflecopter form.
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances).
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
Once the Rafflecopter picks the winner, I will contact them, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person.
Please don't forget to leave a comment (What is your favourite ice cream flavour?), as it is the only mandatory step, I will make sure the winner selected by Rafflecopter has complied with T&Cs.
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The prize will be posted by the brand directly.
The giveaway will close on 15 December 2015 (at midnight)
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