For Warhol food was his ?great extravagance? and he had a very sweet tooth, claiming that ?all I ever really want is sugar?. This image of an elaborate ice-cream has been depicted in the same way he would complete a fashion illustration - with his blotted-line technique and vivid colours. The ice-cream was almost certainly from the fashionable Serendipity 3 cafe where Warhol would host colouring parties in the 1950s. He would encourage his friends ? some of whom would have helped him create the original illustrations - to colour the works with an inventiveness that adds to their whimsical nature. This process looks forward to the production methods of Warhol?s legendary studio, the Factory, in the 1960s.