For some reason I am fascinated with the fact that prisoners at Alcatraz were served red velvet. This picture also an example of how prisoners communicated with each other in secret, developing codes and communicating with each other by simply moving around letters.
*Collet is very dangerous, do not proceed any further if you are at work!* Released by Native, Collet is a Japanese online exclusive figure based on Tony Taka‘s artwork acquired via proxy buyer Tokyohunter last week. This premium 1/6 figure ships in an exquisite packaging with absolutely no opening on the box, consealing its succumbing etchi charm.
Well it makes a change from the scottie dog / snowball fight / christmas tree / robin adorned Christmas cakes on sale in the UK.
So…. from what I can grasp this cake is based on a figure from 2009 and sold out. Even though this cake may well not be your cup of tea (erm Fish down the pants for example) you can’t question their OH MY GOD level of detail.
BLOGGING ADMISSION: I can’t quite figure it out and this may not be a cake but just a figure which comes in a cake box. In which case please mentally replace the word cake with plate in the previous paragraph. PLEASE do correct me if I have managed to totally get this one wrong!!!
Hmmmm I am really torn.. On one hand I love this behind the scenes action with Nathan Pask shot by GTVONE at the Eat Your Heart Out photo shoot over a year ago. I REALLY LOVE Pete (Fowler) rocking the zombie sailor look in it, and Bompas & Parr in it too of course. But I am also in it a fair bit – eating a giant vagina dentata cake (by Holly & the Icing) like a woman possessed as you do – which I HATE. Anyway it shows off the work of the amazing Nathan Pask so it would be rude not to share – just never ever make me watch it again!!!
You’ve already seen the Skype cakes so now time for my favourite cake of all from the Poke 10 project – Spot the Bull, inspired by the website of the same name. All baking from Nevie-Pie who says I wasn’t “too bossy”.
An entire table was covered in cake with grid letters placed around the edge, much as you would expect from a spot the ball page in a newspaper (delicious rum soaked chocolate cake with crushed oreo cookie dirt and green iced grass). Three toy bulls were hidden in the cake with the lucky party goers getting a bull in their slice winning one of three prizes (bull horns, fake flies or cow pat chocolates).
On top of the amazing cake were some incredibly realistic cookie mushrooms (with popping candy hidden inside), a cow pat (my idea) and a very cute rabbit cookie (Natasha’s idea). When NP wasn’t looking I then also added some fake flies to the cowpat cookie and mushroom. Finally the cake was cut into grids so the square of cake to be eaten could be chosen specifically, and guests did not have to eat the next slice in so to speak.
Sneak peak of some of the other cakes from this project up on the Facebook page, and if you want to find out more about my cake projects head here.
Nevie Pie & I were very excited to be asked to work with Poke on a series of dessert tables / cakes to celebrate their 10th birthday, each of which had to relate to a website they had built over the last 10 years. On a personal level few things have made me as happy this year that this awesome company trusted my creativity skills for their 10th Birthday (yes Nevie Pie also made the cake below).
I am going to post all of these cakes and dessert tables over the next week, but thought I should start with the one that appears to be everyone’s favorite so far… …the TWO Skype cakes.
Set at either end of the room, each on it’s own desk, they were of course ‘Skyping each’ other live. Well it’s Poke’s party so their had to be some extra added ‘geek’ in the baking. Stunning work from Nevie Pie on the actual cake creation as ALWAYS.
Up next Spot The Bull…