David Lynch Cake Pops

I commissioned these David Lynch cake pops from Miss Insomnia Tulip as a thank you to our Bastille client (non edible styling job – http://www.misscakehead.com). As always she manages to totally nail the brief in her own way – creating edible bites of pop culture in a way I have not seen anyone else do. What can I say, the girl is food artist to be reckoned with!

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elephant man

ERASERHEAD

TWIN PEAKS

Fancy a Christmas dinner made from cake? We did! #impfringe

We were lucky enough to be asked to take part in the Imperial College ‘A Feast for the Sciences’ fringe event, alongside some really other inspirational science communicators. In a dream brief we were asked to create a full Christmas Dinner from cake, to support the other stands at the free event.

Join us on a festive journey through an emporium of edible sensations. Explore a fusion of food and drink, agriculture, medicine and more at this feast of hands-on research.

The Imperial Fringe is a series of monthly evening public events exploring the unexpected side of science. All events are free and open to all. Prepare to think in new dimensions as you join us on a voyage of discovery and debate, inspired by Imperial’s groundbreaking research.

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Detail of the incredible attention to detail on the turkey skin & roast spuds by the Conjurer’s Kitchen

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Some more detail of the CAKE turkey from the Conjurer’s Kitchen – I love the herb rub detail!

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Annabel (Conjurer’s Kitchen) enjoying her ‘wine’ aka jelly

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Gravy was chocolate caramel sauce – true to the real deal lots of the marzipan peas fell in. Guests were doing some major dunking into this delicious gravy!!!

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The classic jelly as red wine twist

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Full shot of the turkey cake with sprout pops from Leshie Loves Cake and roast potatoes from the Conjurer’s Kitchen

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My kind of gravy – the chocolate caramel kind!

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Best darn turkey cake I have ever seen!

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ditto

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More details – love the ‘butter’ on the peas and the carrots

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The full table – the candles were solid chocolate from Cake for Breakfast and I ADORE them.

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As you would expect in the real world all of the butter ‘knobs’ showed were at different stages of melting – love this kind of attention to detail

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As I hope the pictures show, it was a great event packed full of people passionate about science communication, alongside those who were becoming passionate about the sciences due to the event.

The EYHO team creating the event was headed up by Annabel from Conjurer’s Kitchen (check out her detail on the turkey) with other members in support; Leshie Loves Cake making sprouts, Two Little Cats Bakery making pigs in blankets and Cake For Breakfast making some amazing edible candles which could be burnt AND eaten.

I adored this project so much and thanks to the team at Imperial for making it so easy for us. Next time we want to include sugar crafted candle sticks and glasses, sugar art paper hats and chocolate plates and cutlery. Maybe some of the PR agencies who turned down product support for this as they said it would look a bit shit (apparently you can’t make a cake that looks realistically like a turkey – erm you can see above) would like to make one 😉  Oooooo or maybe we need to do this in 100% chocolate – my mouth is watering (& thighs getting fatter) just thinking about it.

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Kerrang! Awards 2012

We were delighted to be asked to work with Torture Garden on the freaky food element of the Kerrang! Awards again this year – the theme was Tudor royalty / feasts and Natasha Collins nailed the ideas (as normal). Between rushing off to am emergency dentist (as soon as this post is written) and my killer hangover (only thing masking the main my tooth nerve is exposed OUCH) I shall keep this short and sweet (no pun intended).

Chicken Feet Cake Pops from Miss Insomnia Tulip – dressed with edible flowers

Chocolate Snails from Cakes for Breakfast

Chris (from Cakes fir Breakfast) also made some frog spawn – lemon jelly injected with chocolate served on wooden spoons

Natasha styled the snails with ‘soil’ and crystallised edible flowers

Natasha hand painted some fish cookies which where then nestled inside gold bread (I think she is addicted to gold food spray)

The Cake Conjurer made the ever awesome ‘cakes in eggs’ – this time dying the eggs green for an unsettling & rotten Tudor feel

Head of the roasted swan cake made by the Cake Conjurer – see dedicated post for more detail. Gave this to a friend to eat on the night (bet he didn’t)!

More of Natasha’s fish cookies – super tasty gingerbread base

Natasha also made larger fish cookies of ‘eaten’ fish nestled on edible flowers, salt (popping candy) and salad leaves (explaining why a few snails also crept in)

These freak me out – ‘Fingers’ from the Cake Conjurer

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More of Natasha’s fish cookies in the light used for the event

THE TEAM:

Art Director / Head of Fish Cookies & Gold Bread – Natasha Collins

Eat My Flowers provided the most incredible edible flowers (can’t recommend highly enough – my new favourite company & thing)

Chocolate snails / frog / frogs spawn – Cakes For Breakfast

Incredible swan, meat cake, rotten eggs, hearts and fingers the brilliant Cake Conjurer

White Chocolate Skull – Iced Over Cakes (pictures to follow)

Chicken Feet Cake Pops – Miss Insomnia Tulip (see separate post on these bad boys)

Leveson Inquiry Cake Pops!!!

As  I can’t bake the success of Eat Your Heart Out, and indeed all my projects, comes down to the amazing talented cake makers who get involved – Miss Insomnia Tulip a case in point. I’ve already posted about her work a fair bit so when I decided the world needed a series of cake pops featuring the key characters in the Leveson Inquiry (she thought of including God & the LOL Blackberry) it was easy to decide who to approach for this. I was right – she’s nailed it.

Who do you want to eat (leave it) most?

If you want to know more about these cake pops, or Miss Insomnia Tulip, then drop me a line or visit her Facebook page. High res images available for print.

Hmmmmmm starts to wonder what political debacles we can include when the shop opens… Or maybe Private Eye (or another brand) need to support some kind of edible political pop up.

AS FEATURED ON:

The Guardian, Boing Boing, Melville House, Neatorama, Time Out (blog), London Baking, Run Riot, Anorak, Broadsheet, Guardian Tumblr, CozyCot, World’s Strangest, Hillman Foundation, Make and Do with Perri and many more…

Thanks to everyone for loving these and sharing these.

Miss Insomnia Tulip

The response to Lou Lou P’s (AKA Miss Insomnia Tulip) chicken foot cake pops has been so amazing I wanted to write a little more about her work – vast casts created from cake pops the likes of which I have never seen before.

It’s not often I see someone with a really fresh and unique baking style but the work of Lou Lou’s P’s Delights is all of those – see her Flickr here.

Character packed collections such the ‘The Titanic’ blow me away. Can’t wait to get working with her, a given for EYHO 2012 where you’ll have the chance to buy some of her treats, and of course you can also contact her now to buy direct.

Boiled Chicken Feet – Extreme Cake Pops

I still can’t talk about the various projects we have on the go at the moment but I can share some of the incredible creations people are submitting to us daily such as the chocolate snails and new today these ‘Chicken Feet Pops’ from Miss Insomnia Tulip which are gross. Gross in the EYHO world meaning perfect.

The feet are made from vanilla & raspberry cake, triple dipped in white chocolate with the pop hand painted to resemble a boiled chicken foot; the chicken dipping sauce pop (top) covered with coloured piping gel; the battered chicken foot pop is covered with the dipping sauce and crushed citrus sprinkles to resemble batter. Ruddy amazing Yorkshire based baking talent and a really innovative cake pop design to boot. The latter is something which is getting rarer and rarer… See more on her Facebook or Flickr stream. Which variety are your favourite – I have to say for me it’s the battered boiled chicken foot all the way << something I will never say again.

Our team can make anything and make it brilliantly. What would you like to see at Eat Your Heart Out 2012: The Morgue Years – please do let us know!

Eat Your Heart Out: The Morgue Years

Cakes from EYHO 2010 made by The Butcher of Caker Street (road kill badger) and Holly Andrews

The world’s first X-rated cake shop, Eat Your Heart Out, repulsed the world back in 2010 with its human centipede cookies, squeezable puss cupcakes and vagina dentata sponges. Now the over-18s emporium of sweet iniquity is back for Halloween and is set to be bigger and more gruesome than before. Eat Your Heart Out 2012 is on the lookout for the most creative bakers and cake artists & food artists to fire up their mixers and invoke some demonic treats. These will then be sold in the EYHO pop-up shop, to be housed in an eerily unsettling location. If you have a steady hand and a strong stomach for making delicious yet bad taste cakes, horrifically anatomical sugary sculptures or downright rude cupcakes, then get involved.

The Defiled opening EYHO in 2010 – http://www.facebook.com/thedefiled

The theme – Eat Your Heart Out: The Morgue Years x Carnival Kids

Image show is for a ‘casualty simulation’ doll from a company of the same name – casualtysimulation.com

Need inspiration? You can see our last menu at www.evilcakes.wordpress.com or listen to The Futureheads, Carnival Kids.

To take part, please send ideas of your baked tricks and treats to emmylou.cakehead@gmail.com by 31 July 2012, or share on the Miss Cakehead Facebook page. We work with cake makers on all levels / scales so even if you have not sold your cakes before, but it’s something you’d love to try then get in touch! At this stage we are interested in everything edible…