This Christmas EYHO regular Sarah Hardy created what I think is the best Christmas cake I have ever seen – I will be ordering one from her next year for sure!
The Conjurer’s Kitchen is on fire at the moment, and I mean that in a good way rest so assured it’s not that her cakes are being burnt!!! Her vision enables her to revisit old classics such as the chocolate skulls and give them a unique never seen before twist. So looking forward to working with her throughout 2013, first up The Helpers DVD pop up on the 17th January where she will be creating something truly horrifying! Whilst it would seem obvious to create skulls inspired buy the Ossuary of the Chapel of St.Michael to my knowledge no one has thought of it before, and that’s what gives CK the edge. Plus of course her skill to execute it personally. You can buy a fully personalised skull on the EYHO shop here.
Hello there – the pop up is being held at Top Office Machines, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DJ.
Open Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6, Sunday 11-6
Follow @miss_cakehead for updates and tweet for more information. You can preview the products here…
Hope to see you there, Miss Cakehead xx
ANATOMICAL HEART POP UP SET TO HIT LONDON
Between the 8th – 10th February 2013 a secret location in East London will be playing host to romantic pop up with a twist; every single one of the gifts, cards or edible treats on sale will be based on an anatomically correct heart. It is a venture from Miss Cakehead & Medical Illustrator Emily Evans who have teamed up to create Anatomical Snuffbox, an outfit with sole aim of promoting and producing anatomy led cultural events. The anatomical hearts on sale have been sourced from the finest arts, crafts and cake makers from both from the UK and further afield, many of who have been commissioned to create unique pieces for the project. Expect to see anatomical heart inspired pieces in the form of jewelry, art prints, cards, embroidery, ceramics and of course cake and chocolate.
As with any Miss Cakehead event you should expect the unexpected and a solid chocolate human heart, cast from the victim of a police suicide victim, by artist Stephen Shanabrook, is also on sale. The piece clearly showing the entry and exit bullet holes of the bullet.
Miss Cakehead says: It’s my passion to give people something new and fresh to buy and I am really looking forward to being able to expand my curating into gifts and art. To be honest if I could have my way I would have banned anything pink and ‘heart’ shaped but I wasn’t allowed.
Emily says: As an anatomist, nothing brings me greater pleasure than getting others enthusiastic about anatomy. Valentines day can be a daunting prospect, so I’d like to think this event celebrating the human heart will offer alternative anatomical treats for the one you love (be that someone else or just yourself!).
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Eat Your Heart Out: A collective of UK based food artists leading the way with creative food presentation, innovative edible projects and ground breaking edible art techniques led by Miss Cakehead. It exists to promote creativity in food, give talented individuals the chance to shine, be discovered and build their own self-sufficient businesses. As part of their support network to bakers it also offers guidance & advice on all aspects of building a baking business. In addition to their infamous pop up cake shops Eat Your Heart Out works with a variety of clients such as Google, The London Dungeons, EMI, Poke London and numerous PR agencies.
About Miss Cakehead: Miss Cakehead, aka Emma Thomas, is a freelance creative director and the brain behind the Eat Your Heart Out concept. In 2013 she also created Wesker & Son, the human butchery, to launch Resident Evil 6 in the UK.
About Emily Evans: Emily is originally an anatomist and teaches anatomy and dissection at Cambridge University. Additionally, for the last 10 years she has been running her business as a freelance Medical Illustrator, illustrating Anatomy and Surgery books. Emily is passionate about promoting anatomy and art and is currently on council of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain. She also creates unique anatomical products such as her ‘Histology plate’ series and ‘Day of the Dead Sugar Skull wallpaper’ for bars in London.
Another preview of the pieces Miss Insomnia Tulip will be selling at the anatomical heart pop up (see previous post). It’s very rare to find someone who consistently comes up with so many totally unique concepts, will someone hurry up and give her a book deal!
Loving the incredible detail at the Vampire Cafe found in the Ginza area of Tokyo – that’s a lot of crosses!
The Sourdough Saloon at the Downtown Hotel, Dawson City, serves up a very very strange cocktail which you can try for yourself for a bargain $5. A strange ritual, which allegedly started in 1973, the experience involves drinking a cocktail which contains the real toe of a miner said to be amputated in the 1920’s. To participate and earn the official certificate, the rule is:
‘You can drink it fast, you can drink it slow—But the lips have gotta touch the toe.’
Israeli designer Nitsan Debbi has created some ‘bread technology’ which I think is amazing. Literally baking working components into fresh loaves, I love how strange and pointless it seems at first glance. The process involves Debbi removing the original casings from various clocks, radios and a flashlight and simply embedded the technology into baking loaves of bread.
A Industrial Design student of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem “the pieces were created to highlight the contrast between high-tech and low-tech”. Want to know the best bit…they are fully functional (hell yes bring it on)!!!
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.
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.
I am totally obsessed with this mince pie popcorn (with pine flavour syrup) from Animal Vegetable Mineral, on sale at the Museum of Curiosity Christmas Gift at 10 Newburgh Street, London.
This incredible 100% edible chocolate eel from Cakes For Breakfast is the latest addition to Chris’s series of astonishing chocolates which form part of “Robyn’s Chocolate Museum of Natural”. Other creatures created in chocolate for the series, or about to be, include the Great Crested Newt, earthworm, snails and even a slug.
These eels were to form one of the main characters in an edible diorama mimicking their natural habitat, including a pond of course. It was made for the Experimental Food Society exhibition which was cancelled with very short notice by which time most things had already been made for it. I have seen sooooooo many incredible things from people who have had their time wasted by this I am going to try and share as many of the incredible creations which were lined up possible. This particular exhibit would have been accompanied by a museum shop, serving as a buffet…