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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 know that every agency says they work with the best talent but when it comes to our edible installation work I am pretty darn sure we can't be beaten - this incredible cake from core team memember Annabel de Vetten (of Conjurer's Kitchen) a case in point as to the outstanding talent of our team.
Created for Birmingham's Shock And Gore festival, this cake replicates Buffalo Bill's female skin suit from The Silence of the Lambs.
So last night we opened The Helpers – a experiential experience serving cocktails and cake all themed around the movie of the same name – a stunt for Koch Media. The creations were incredible and (never thought I would say this) we pushed the limits so far we are all looking forward to some pretty cake projects for Valentine’s Day and beyond. You can see all the cakes over on Miss Cakehead’s Facebook page, and them featured on This Morning here. Just bear in mind they were for a horror film so they are made to the brief set by our client Koch Media. We have not just lost our minds and started making really dark cakes. In fact the chocolate gun was so disturbing and realistic we gave it as an extra present to someone who has always been massively supportive of our work (I had to get it out of there!). Huge thanks to Original Content London for creating an awesome and very disturbing set.
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…
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!
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…
Koch Media UK, in conjunction with Miss Cakehead, will help put you out of your misery this January with a horror filled multi-sensory edible experience on the 18th & 19th January in London. Created to launch the release of horror film The Helpers on DVD, which is available from 21st January 2013, the free pop up features innovative and repulsive edible marvels, the likes of which have never been dared before… Can you stomach it? We won’t help you if you can’t… we really really wont.
The event is totally free to attend, as are all the cocktails and cake inside, but you’ll need to get your hands on one of the tickets for the 18th January. You’ll need to ‘like’ The Helpers movie Facebook page to be in for a chance of coming along. Trust me you don’t want to miss this one!!! More information coming very sooooooooooooooooon…
Thanks to Nadia Gilani for this great piece in the Metro today (see below) – a lot of people have been asking about the cakes featured in the article so here you go… Remember you can see the full menu here, and reserve some treats in advance here.
Breast Pathology Cupcake – By Miss Insomnia Tulip: £3.50 available to purchase in person from EYHO only.
Skin Cake – By Dead Bright: £55 (also available in square and round), rich fruit cake covered in stitched surgical marzipan – the ultimate in creepy cakes. An internet hit from Dead Bright. Available at EYHO and also pre-order.
STD Cupcakes – By Jenni Powell, £12 for a box of four, available at EYHO and also pre-order.
Marshmallow Brain (see main picture) – from Conjurer’s Kitchen, £20 (hyper realistic hand version £15 available for pre-order)
Photography from the always amazing Nathan Pask.
Screen printing in human blood is something I have wanted to do ever since I saw this poster from mental band Watain printed in human blood by designer Metastazis. Of course there is also the Saw II stunt were posters were screen printed with blood taken from Saw star Tobi Bell (pretty sure the blood donor bit is just a PR 'white lie').
Call me strange as I love cakes, but am not a massive fan of icing, which makes this red blood cell red velvet treat on sale at Eat Your Heart Out by Denise Bakes Cakes my kind of cupcake.
Eat Your Heart Out – Anatomical Cocktails
We are so excited at being able to have a bar in the Eat Your Heart Out space this year which leads me to this… A variety of disturbing medically inspired cocktails will be on sale at Miss Cakehead’s Eat Your Heart Out being held from the 26th – 29th October. Stool samples, stomach contents of a suicide victim and charred remains of a suicide bomber just some of the inspiration for the range of cocktails.
The cocktails are being created by James Dance of Loading, a Falmouth based internet café and games arcade and go way beyond anything seen before. For example the flavoured vodka in ‘Stomach Contents’ hasn’t been skimmed to purposefully ensure it will visibly contain the perfect teenage diet of chocolate pieces and skittles, the drink garnished with empty pill casings. A shot of absinthe on the top will be reflective of the green hue of stomach bile.
Other drinks on the menu include:
‘Charred Remains’ made from vodka and Jack Daniels with a crispy meat garnish. The ‘Stool Sample’ being a creamy drink with cocoa, strawberry syrup & fudge pieces used to give the medically correct consistency of a sample. ‘Fat’ will come with a solid fatty layer on top made from white chocolate melted and reset to create the effect and the ingredients of the ‘Sanitizer’ cocktail are designed to cleanse your palette. Finally the ‘Urine’ cocktail (below middle) will come in a sample bottle, and is also offered warm for those who are after an even more authentic experience and can stomach the added reality.
Spanning over 3 days from 26-28th October the cake shop will sell ONLY 100% anatomically or scientifically correct educational treats in a nod to it’s location at St Bart’s Pathology Museum in London. Alongside Miss Cakehead the museum’s, Carla Valentine, will be curating the cakes on sale drawing on her years of experience working in morgues, preserving anatomical human specimens and running the Shoreditch based Clandestine Cake Club to help deliver the world’s most unique cake shop, and an innovative form of science communication.
Commenting on the collaboration with Miss Cakehead James comments:
“For Eat Your Heart Out the real challenge was to try and make some drink that worked with the anatomical nature of the event, focusing on bodily fluids being too limiting. Instead I took a crime scene body outline as inspiration and tried to cover every area of the body. Of course cocktails such as the ‘Stool Sample’ and ‘Urine’ were so obvious I could not resist including them. As with the cakes each drink will be disgusting to look they will all taste amazing, horror being in peoples minds and the connections they make.”