Delighted to say that the infamous Eat Your Heart Out pop up cake shop is back for 2013 – this year it’s supported by The Kraken Rum – and will be held in London from the 25th – 27th October 2013.
With a fearsome monster theme it’s entitiled ‘Feed The Beast In Your Belly’. Showstopper cakes guests will be invited to slice into include an lifesized bloated corpse of a drowned sailor, rotting giant squid tentacles and everyone’s favourite Halloween cake, severed limbs. The predicted top seller? Festering wound cupcakes will be this years STD cupcakes.
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We have got some incredible macabre food art up our sleeves this year – bring it on!
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.
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.
So the top seller in the Valentine’s Day anatomical pop up (aside from our under the counter v cakes) to date is this salted red caramel heart – yum! One day down, two to go!
I am also totally in love with this anatomical heart pinata kindly made for us by Kerry Hughes.
Thanks to Marcus Tucker for the photography.
The anatomical pop up – presented in conjunction with Anatomical Snuffbox – is almost here and the products on offer (both edible and non edible) are looking AMAZING. Sorry for the short post but as you can imagine it is a bit manic at the moment… For now you can preview some of the products on sale here.
We are based at Top Office Machines, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. Facebook event page here.
Also in the space is Cryptofloricon from Ed Saperia and Original Content London. Basically imagine a steam punk Victorian inspired florist that sells bouquets of flowers with hidden meaning. Those meanings uncoded on the brand’s website. A MUST SEE!
This bouquet can be decoded to read “Go & Die In a Hole”
PS: Don’t forget we are selling vagina cupcakes under the counter!
In response to popular demand we have decided to sell a few vagina cupcakes ‘under the counter’ at the anatomical heart pop up this week – there were SOOOOOO many of you would wanted to give them to your loved ones we gave in to the pressure!!! From Mrs Lovett’s Kitchen (aka a cake maker who is not putting their name to these beasts) there is something about these which makes me feel particularly icky – I think it is the crusty look of them….
Anyway moving swiftly on the pop up shop is open this Friday – Sunday and sells a range of anatomical heart gifts and sweet treats, the full gallery of which can be seen over at Anatomical Snuffbox. 11-6 Friday to Sunday at Top Office Machines, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG. We’ll also be sharing the space with an amazing pop up flower shop which is selling bouquets of flowers which contain coded messages.
There are a lot of human chocolate skulls out there but I have not seen a solid chocolate kitten skull or crow before – this is why Conjurer’s Kitchen ROCKS! Truly amazing edible pieces and way past the point anyone could argue that these were not art. On sale in the EYHO Etsy store shortly. More pieces to come including conjoined skulls, a parrot and even a monkey
PS: We love people sharing our stuff and hate watermarking images – if you are going to share these (and please do) then photo credit to Conjurer’s Kitchen is required.
Very excited to share more information about the anatomical heart pop up in London for Valentine’s Day. Indicative of the way Eat Your Heart out has become a cultural leader, the shop is 60% gifts and art 40% cakes and chocolate treats. It’s being run under the guise of Anatomical Snuff Box, a venture from myself and Emily Evans promoting the education of anatomy using cultural channels. You can see all of the gifts here (more being added daily). The wonderful Kraken Rum are also supporting the event so expect lots of free rum shots and rum soaked cakes – if you have not tried this amazing drink yet here is your chance.
So if I had to pick my predicted ‘top sellers’ it would be the amazing crochet hearts from Kate Jenkins who is an INCREDIBLE textile artist. I have been a fan of hers for years so it’s really humbling she know thinks enough of ‘Miss Cakehead’ to create some bespoke pieces for our shop. Kate has also produced a range of tea towels and cards featuring the pieces so her work is affordable for all.
There’s also this cocktail sharer from Bespoke Barware which I predict will be a top seller for them all year round. I will most certainly be buying one for starters!
Truth is there are so many amazing anatomical heart offerings but I don’t have time to share them all right now, but whatever your taste there is sure to be something here for you… All the details you need to know are below:
We’re really excited by our pop up The Helpers experience which opens in London this Friday. As always delighted to be working with James Dance who has pulled out all the stops on a range of cocktails also inspired by the horror dvd from Koch Media.
The rest of the menu also offers hints as to the delights in store! To be honest I am not sure if I can stomach them despite the fact I know they will be utterly delicious. What do you think?
A mixture of Chambord, Lychee Liqueur, White Rum, Merlot, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lime. Just watch out for the blood clots…
If you’re worried about making a mess, help yourself to one of our complimentary sick bags, just ignore the previous users efforts. Clotted cream rice pudding, maple syrup, Baileys, Vodka, Vanilla Ice Cream, Orange Zest, Nuts, dessicated coconut and a few unidentified chunks
One for the sadists with a 3ml dose of pleasure/pain in the form of Chilli Vodka, Lemon Juice and salt
Perfect for cleansing the palate and the crime scene. Pernod, Martini, Peach Water. Just don’t light up nearby…
The last images we can share of The Helpers project open to the public on the 18th January – this cake from Conjurer’s Kitchen is absolutely delicious but do you have the stomach to find that out for yourself. If not we may just have one going spare…
This chunk of flesh cake is used to demonstrate a scene in the movie where one of the characters is ripped apart
High concept art cocktail maker James Dance is also serving up his gross looking but tasty drinks including the ‘Vomit’ cocktail shown below. He will try and blame me at some point for his twisted creations but I can assure you they are ALL his idea. To be fair it is a perfect fit with some of the cakes on offer though – believe me when I say the cakes we have shared so far are relatively tame!
- You can drink ‘vomit’ in the pop up too! Well if you can stomach it that is…
We’re keeping all images for The Helpers pop up under wraps until the 17th January… except for this preview of an arm cake from Sarah Hardy. Now we just need some acid to drop into the wound as shown in the movie…