Game of Thrones Food Art

This years trendiest Easter Eggs? Has to be those themed around the Game of Thrones – a fantasy television series I’ve never really got into to be honest. A massive cult hit the show has seen a nest of various Game of Thrones Easter Eggs pop up online. Here are some of my top picks:

First up the Jacquie LongLegs whose eggs are shown below, click the link and there is even a how to video so you can make your own.

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Then there’s these cookies from Semi Sweet Designs:

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Then there is this version below which was sent out as part of a Sky Atlantic press pack and I would love to know who made it.

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If you have not got a sweet tooth then you can learn how to make non edible versions here.

Of course with such a massive edible item inspired by Game of Thrones are not limited to eggs. This cake below is from Jane Reyes.

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From Moonlight Bakery

From Moonlight Baker

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By Not Your Momma's Cookies

By Not Your Momma’s Cookies

From Regali Kitchen

From Regali Kitchen

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Chocolate Jesus

This piece of art may be 6 years old now but I am of the opinion great art gets better with age…

It was in 2007 that artist Cosimo Cavallaro created this 6ft tall anatomically correct life sized chocolate sculpt of Jesus – containing enough chocolate for him to live off for approximately eight months. More than 200 pounds of chocolate, containing approximately 480,000 calories, were used; whatever you views are of the subject matter you have to admire the structures in place which kept this piece together in the crucifix position. The name of the piece “My Sweet Lord” (of course).

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Of course very predictably people with nothing better to do with their time got all hot under the collar and attacked the artist for insulting someone who may not have even existed in the first place…

Oh and there is also this – Chocolate Jesus by Tom Waits

Macabre Wall Art – ‘Day of the Dead’ Skull Wallpaper

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Medical illustrator and teacher of human dissection Emily Evans has released a range of exciting skull wallpaper adding her range of homewares. This includes a series of histology plates which sold out within hours of going on sale.

The elegant design of the sugar skull is representative of the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations, the folkloric skull an iconic symbol of life and death. The intricately illustrated skull has been given a sophisticated twist by replicating it in gold on a rich matt dark charcoal, making it a luxurious addition to any interior. Retailing at £120 per roll, further colourways will be added later in the year. The histology plates (more on those below) sold out super fast so if you are interested I suggest you need to order ASAP.

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The designs of Emily’s histology plates are based on slides of various human tissues and available in 8 different human tissue designs: Thyroid, Bowel, Liver, Bone, Pancreas, Oesophagus, Testicle and Kidney
. A limited range based on the Human Heart were also released for Valentine’s Day.

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The ‘Day of the Dead’ wallpaper can be purchased at www.anatomyboutique.com. Please email info@anatomyboutique.com, or call 07737 633662 for further information.

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PS: You are more than welcome to use these images and share news of Emily’s work – but please make sure you credit Nathan Pask for the wallpaper photography and include the appropriate links. Cheers dears!

Mayan Fudge Temple

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This Mayan fudge temple was found in the basement of the Tate & Lyle Tasting House we’ve just completed – I love it so much wanted to make sure it had it’s very own blog post! Made by the modest genius that is Chris Verraes of Cake for Breakfast this temple was made using 3D plans provided by CyArk who are on a very important mission:

“Digitally Preserving and Sharing the World’s Cultural Heritage”

Best of all they provide open access to data created by laser scanning and HDR photography – do check our their valuable work.

Awesome isn’t it?

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The Ultimate Skull Wedding Cake

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I love that I get to work with people such as Anna – talking about their incredible work really is a joy. So anyway what follows is one of the most inventive wedding cakes I have ever seen – talk about love at first fright. Beautiful and classy but still different I think that without a shadow of doubt this will be the star of the show at an alternative wedding she is taking part this weekend.

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Food artist Annabel de Vetten, also known as Conjurer’s Kitchen, created this incredible skull wedding cake for the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza in Birmingham this weekend. Her theme being ” ‘Til Death Do Us Part”.

It features solid chocolate skulls of 16 carrion crows, 12 domestic kittens, 3 Vervet monkeys, and 4 barn owls, all of which the artist sculpted by hand. Made from White Chocolate Mudcake, the cake took her over 100  hours to complete in total. There are two options of toppers: a chocolate conjoined kitten skull, or dried flowers from an actual wedding bouquet (ones shown here from her own).

You can find more out about her work at www.conjurerskitchen.com.

Anna also created the giant Easter Island Head cake for the Tate & Lyle tasting house project closing today.

SWEET DREAMS… WORLD’S FIRST CAKE HOTEL OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

So here is details of The Tasting House project I have been curating for Tate & Lyle as part of my proper job as a freelance PR creative – of course Nathan Pask did the honours with his amazing photography:

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Edible cushions from Carina’s Cupcakes nestle on the bed alongside an edible book also from Carina – photography Nathan Pask

Tate & Lyle Sugars – Britain’s largest cane sugar brand – has created the world’s first hotel made entirely from cake to launch their new Taste Experience range of golden and brown cane sugars. The Soho-based cake hotel, has taken a team of 14 cake makers more than 2,000 hours to bake and 900 hours to decorate, and has been created using more than 600 kilos of Taste Experience sugar.

For one night only, overnight guests will be able to eat their way through vanilla sponge cushions, windows and walls clad with 2,000 macaroons, a rug made from 1,081 meringues, marshmallow garlands, windowsills built entirely from cake and a bath filled with caramel-coated popcorn. There are even edible books on the bedside table – perfect to encourage sweet dreams.

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Details of the meringue rug from The Meringue Girls – photography Nathan Pask

Inspired by regions from around the world, the eight new and distinctly different Fairtrade sugars showcase the diversity of flavour and texture available exclusively from cane sugar. The new range has been created to encourage a new generation of bakers to get creative in the kitchen and visitors to the Tasting House can be inspired by – and eat their way through – eight ‘tasting rooms’, each created with a different sugar in the Taste Experience range.

With thousands of baked treats for guests to nibble on and over 100 pieces of edible art on show, across three floors and eight rooms, there’s no way guests will be leaving this hotel hungry!

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Doughnut tower by Cakeadoodledo – photography Nathan Pask

The hotel was curated by Miss Cakehead (for production company Helix 3D) with the food artists taken part taken mainly from her team of Eat Your Heart Out food artists and including:

Sarah Hardy Cakes, Cake for Breakfast, Sarah King, Miss Insomnia Tulip, Nevie Pie Cakes, Cakeadoodledo, Carina’s Cupcakes, Conjurer’s Kitchen, All Mine Patisserie, Rosalind Miller, Dan P Carter, Juliet Sears, Two Little Cats Bakery and more… 

The Tasting House opens to the public today and will be available for an overnight stay, free of charge for one lucky couple on Thursday 21st March. For bookings, tweet @welovebaking and tell us why you want to stay over in the first cake hotel, including the hashtag ‘#TastingHouse’.

 James Whiteley, Tate & Lyle Sugars Senior Brand Manager commented:

“We think the cake hotel perfectly captures the excitement, inspiration and expertise behind the creation of our new range of golden and brown cane sugars. The Taste Experience range is about more than just adding sweetness; it’s about subtle flavour differences, texture and appearance. We hope that through the cake hotel we can showcase the versatility of golden and brown cane sugars and inspire people to get creative in the kitchen.”

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Here I am in the bedroom – never ever ever wanted to take that dress off – Photography Nathan Pask.

The eight tasting rooms include:

  • A Mediterranean-inspired bedroom, with edible furnishings, a caramel popcorn-filled bathtub, floating meringues and edible pearlescent popcorn bunting, all created using Light Soft Brown sugar.  The perfect location for a midnight feast!
  • A Pirates of the Caribbean room, with a giant treasure chest full of edible pearls, ginger spiced doubloons and cutlasses, which visitors can spray gold themselves, and rum and raisin chocolate brownies and tea cakes – all made from Taste Experience Caribbean-inspired Light Muscovado sugar
  • A British-inspired Golden syrup sugar room, with a giant golden-syrup lion, patriotic treacle tarts in the shape of the British Isles and a giant tower of doughnuts
  • A Mayan-inspired room hidden in the cellar featuring a Mayan fudge temple, complete with floating meringue ‘clouds’, ‘sacrificial’ salted caramel and chocolate hearts, and Mayan-inspired carved gold cookies all made from Taste Experience Mayan-inspired golden caster sugar
  • A Mississippi-inspired ‘Mardi Gras’ room featuring a five foot long rainbow cake in the traditional colours of green, yellow & purple, gold baby heads and of course King Cakes
  • A Barbados-inspired library, with edible shells, and beautiful hand-painted cookies, fruit cakes and florentines showcased as museum features inside vintage glass jars, all made from Barbados inspired Dark Muscovado sugar
  • A Guyanese-inspired room, complete with a sea turtle cake, and cake ‘turtle eggs’ buried in mounds of Demerara sugar
  • A South Pacific-inspired room with a huge two metre high Easter Island statue, made entirely from chocolate mud cake baked using Golden Granulated sugar
If you want to know more about the house, or request to see more images, then drop the guys at Mischief PR a line – tate&lyle@mischiefpr.com