Featured: Meet Devil Horse – The Ultimate Halloween Cake

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So Feed The Beast 2013 is open and there are so many amazing cakes it would be impossible to fit them into just one post. Thought it would be a good place to start with the showstopper cake by The Tattooed Bakers (see bottom image) – a Devil Horse cake dripping in rum, literally. The […]

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Religious Themed Edgy Easter Baking

The EYHO gang are having so much fun working on a range of religious themed cakes and treats for Easter. As a creative food genius it is always no surprise Miss Insomnia Tulip was first out of the box with these pentagram hot cross buns – and yes they will be sold in our online shop.

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There will also be plain ones for atheists and of course the pentagram one is multipurpose… Turn ii upside down and you can a satanic hot cross bun which also comes with a hint if chilli.

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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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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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Anatomical Macarons – MUST SEE!

Miss Insomnia Tulip is one of those super talented people who just don’t get how ground breaking their work really is. Sure people have made rabbits, teddy bears and even heart shaped macarons before but she is the first person I have seen really take the humble macaron to the next level in terms of presentation. Something she had previously done with cake pops such as these blow up doll ones and the now infamous Leveson Inquiry set.

Beyond excited at being able to sell such jaw dropping macaron based anatomical delights at our shop (forget places like Fortnum & Masons we are THE place to go for Halloween treats).  When Miss IT starting painting on macarons I loved the innovation of it (I am a macaron fiend and normally use my friend Ross as an excuse to buy them whenever his band is playing in London), and am slightly staggered at how the boundaries of creativity with macs continue to be pushed and broken by her astonishing talent. Remember these are all created using traditional macaron mixture…

You can see below some of the range she will be selling at EYHO, both in full sets such as hearts, and in organ specific packs. Have a feeling you’ll need to get there early if you want to get your bloody hands on any of these for your Halloween party.



Oh and she will also be selling things such as this ‘Small Pox Surprise’ – White Chocolate Rocky Road Traybake with Pistachio, Jelly Fruits, Macadamia Nuts and Chocolate Chips. Who knew deadly diseases could be so tasty!

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