Earlier this year I discovered Miss Insomia Tulip AKA Lou Lou P’s cake pops. She is amazing and am so happy we found her (via Flickr). Writing this post so you can see my favourite 10 things she has created and of course so she realizes how amazing she is!
As we've said all along this year's Eat Your Heart Out is not about 'gore' it's about using extreme cakes to communicate messages based around Pathology - hence our location in the St Bart's Pathology Museum and Carla Valentine co-curating the shop with me. Miss Insomnia Tulip has nailed it with this 'Common Breast Pathologies' cupcake, I genuinely feel this has taught me something.
This Kreemart edible installation at the MoCA is f*cking incredible. As a direct result of seeing this I have also decided that I need more half naked men in my cake projects From what I can gather the cake was made by Rosebud Cakes – some of their creations are very ‘vision quest’ in design. An interesting note from my point of view is that I love how they cheated with the head and used a purposefully crap looking dummy rather than make one. It’s always the head that makes ‘human’ cakes look a bit shit & fake so this is an inspired solution. It’s almost as good at the Chocolate Grace Jones.
All of Kreemart’s stuff is incredible and when I grow up I want to be just like them. Look at the below, it’s on a totally different level.
PS: Deborah Harry is so awesome it’s ridiculous >> I actually want this exact outfit!
The wonderful Andrew Williams (previously at Britsh Baker Magazine) and I are launching a spanking new baking PUBLICATION (not a blog) and want to get it started with a massive dose of brilliance (even if we say so ourselves).
Miss Cakehead and Cakey Muto present Beaten & Creamed: The Cake Shop Quiz
Put your regular pub quiz and its sandsack of prizes on hold for one week, because East London’s Cakey Muto will play host to a unique Cake Shop Quiz at 8pm, Thursday, 7 June 2012. Organised by Miss Cakehead on behalf of Beaten & Creamed – the spanking new baking publication that is coming soon – the event will dish up a selection of delicious treats as well as test your tastebuds and knowledge of baking.
The Golden Afternoon Tea Company will be channeling inspiration for each table from the frankly amazing after party table Miss Cakehead & Nevie Pie produced for The Kerrang! Awards so of course they’ll also be more than your standard beer mat on the table.
Exciting prizes will be on offer and all entrants will be treated to a fabulous Cakey Muto cupcake.
Entry is £2, with maximum teams of four, allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Venue: Cakey Muto, 25 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This fiasco around this cake last week made me so cross and not for the reasons you expect. It was the moral panic that followed news of the cake, combined with millions of people jumping on the bandwagon, that made steam come from my ears. It would appear that 90% of the population, and all of the media (except the Guardian who made some excellent comments), find the practise it is campaigning against more acceptable than the cake. Morons. What a wasted opportunity… the video has clocked up over 2 million views in less than a week.
That said there has been some interesting interest discussion around this cake such as over at Jeremy Riad’s blog where I was asked to comment – the whole article well worth a read.
Chocolatier Christophe Roussel has created this gorgeous 100% edible chocolate make up palette << now this is what I am talking about when it comes to realistic looking food design. The lipstick is white chocolate, the cream tube contains a light chocolate soy milk the eyeshadow crunchy praline and so on… (via The Trendy Girl)
I dearly wish this also worked as make up!
Next week is a BIG week as we are all set to release a set of concept images for the Edible Beach installation at the Cake & Bake Show. As ALWAYS we used Nathan Pask and wouldn’t have it any other way. Here is a sneak peek of myself below – yep the oyster (&
ball gag pearl) is 100% edible, and a creation of Fancy Nancy Cakes. Incredible isn’t it?! Wait until you see all the images next week including Juliet herself with a cookie in her hair…
Bear in mind these are just the concept images – taken both with potential sponsors in mind, and to announce the project (properly) to the press. The final execution of the beach to be decided when we have them on board… This is going to be so much fun I can NOT wait.
PS: if we can all pretend I look that good without a make up artist and stylist that would be perfect – in my dreams!!!