I have discovered that every time I think I find the most amazing cupcake I then find one even more amazing – an annoyance that led me to Cupcake Porn Tuesday…
Every Tuesday I will post pictures of 10 amazing cupcakes (please DO send me images) aiming to up the ante week after week until (drum roll) at the end of the year we have the winner of Cakehead Loves Cupcake. Call me shallow but as this is all online naturally it will be judged on looks alone. I will include links to all the cake makers site in the future but have started with some inspiration I found at Edible Crafts so I am afraid I can’t do this for the first post. OK let’s start shall we…
Bloody love this song – why not listen to it whilst you read about the cupcakes this song inspired!
We are going to be selling these “Flash, bang, wallop what a cupcake” at Will & Cake – Maiden are already selling them as badges and have kindly given us the images so we can make edible versions too.
Box sets can be ordered in advance (£15 for all 5) – please contact us via Facebook if you are interested as they are going to sell out very quickly!
Really clever formation of Union Jack cupcakes from Genii cupcakes- but before you copy this be warned she says you need lots of patience…
I have written much about Cakes for Japan of late, and with so many more events taking place I wanted to offer some inspiration directly from the cake makers of Japan themselves. Get baking!
All cake makers & bakers who can rustle up even a small batch of cakes for us to sell PLEASE DO GET INVOLVED – click here to find out how to donate a Cake for Japan.
You would have all seen by now the horrible events unfolding in Japan – to help support the aid agencies working we are doing one day pop up sushi / Japan inspired cake shop – Cakes for Japan. We’re doing a themed event so there will be a clear connection between the pop up store & the reason why we are doing it, reminding everyone that the people of Japan do need our help. Sushi cupcakes are also amazing!
Cake makers & bakers from around the UK are donating edible awesomeness which will be sold via our pop up shop at Maiden, Shoreditch High Street on Friday 18th March. All help is appreciated, and for those who may not consider themselves professional cake makers but feel like donating some baking (I will spare everyone my efforts) please don’t worry as any form of cake would be really appreciated & I am sure delicious. Of course if you feel like holding another Cakes for Japan event in another part of the UK, or even World, then please DO!
We’re still speaking to experts on the best agency donate the profits to but we’ll make sure it is one where the proceeds will do directly to supporting the people of Japan, and those who need our help! For example the Japanese Red Cross are directly accepting donations via the UK. OK then please spread news of this event far and wide – the more cakes we have to sell, the more money we raise and the more amazing cakes there are for everyone to eat. Come on internet / Twitter we can do this! Thanks also to Tate & Lyle, and their PR agency, Epicurus, for helping some of the bakers with sugar and golden syrup supplies!
Contact me if you want to get involved – emmylou.cakehead at gmail.com, or Twitter @miss_cakehead
Contributions already pledged include:
Sushi pops & cupcakes from Molly Bakes
Heart shaped cherry flavoured brownie balls with little cherry blossom decoration on top from Flavor Von Sponge
Japanese inspired cupcakes from the The Kooky Cake Company
Leshie Loves Cake is making green tea cupcakes
Nevie Pie is contributing painted cherry blossom cookies
Pan Man Gingerbread from London Baking
Contributions from Edd Kimber, Emily Airton & Rosanne Liu
Selection of cupcakes from Chow Cheam
Sushi inspired Cake Pops from the Cowbridge Cake Company
White chocolate brownies with a red velvet circle (brownie as well) in the middle from Snight Smiles
OMG – yes, yes, yes. I HAVE to get someone to make these for the next Mad Artists Tea Party event! Great work from Sprinkle Bakes!
Find out how to make them here – of course I am instantly thinking how to bake much more “interesting” things inside a cupcake!