Maybe it’s not what delicious tastes like, but it is what happy tastes like. How can anyone not like a whale cake that smiles at you?
A thin layer of fudge on top sits on a layer of chocolate ice cream. The bottom is vanilla ice cream and the two layers are separated by Oreo-like cookie crumbs Carvel calls crunchies. Cake crumbs are on the side of the cake. Whipped cream is piped on the edges and it is finished with a fishy Mona Lisa smile.
This is not a cake you want to deconstruct. The whipped cream piping in itself is sort of marshmallow-y sweet, the fudge tasting more sweet than chocolaty. I like Carvel’s chocolate soft-serve the best and the chocolate layer is very like that. Carvel’s ice cream has an ultra-smooth, pleasant mouth-feel. The crunchies a little limp and more in an Oreo knock-off class.
But put it all together on one fork and the chocolate and vanilla play off of one another, the fudgy top gets toned down by the other flavors and the cookie crumbs add a nice flavor and texture. The whole is better than the parts.
What's not to like about cookies and cream ice cream. It is sweet and a little goes a long way.
The Carvel chocolate soft-serve cone I had recently was better than my memory of it. I want one every time I’m anywhere near Carvel.
No one can deny Fudgie is sweet, but a little too sweet. This was probably the last time we will meet Fudgie, my friend.
The children at the party loved Fudgie as much as I did long ago. But I grew up and my tastes have changed. I suspect even Fudgie’s tastes have changed and that some of Fudgie’s sugar is now corn syrup. I like the corniness of Fudgie, but not in that way.
Carvel lists Fudgie in its management profiles along with Cookie Puss (Fudgie gets higher billing, as he well should)
Fudgie the Whale, Spokescake, Carvel Corporation
“Mr. Whale came to Carvel at the swim-vitation of founder Tom Carvel. A resident of the cool Arctic Ocean, Fudgie is a very laid back, nature-loving mammal”
It goes on to list his favorite book, Moby Dick and his favorite song, Surfing USA”. There is more about his resume prior to joining the Carvel team.
More on fudgie
Fudgie moonlights – pics of Fudgie and Santa side by side.