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REVIEW: Seriously fucked-up cakes (@Miss_Cakehead @TheKrakenRum_UK (59 Pics) [NSFW]


 

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Opening Hours: 11h30 – 18h30 Fri 25th Oct – Sun 27th Oct
Ad: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ (map)

Miss Cakehead teams up with Kraken Rum to produce a gory cake display for Halloween. Her annual ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ Halloween cakeshop always offers some real eye opening bakery from lots of different ‘sugar artists’

WARNING:This event (and consequently some of this feature) is not for children and potentially NSFW (depending on the ‘sensitivity’ of your employer).

Miss Cakehead is rather unique. She is the ‘go to’ woman for anyone who wants weird and wonderful cakes, the more weird (or gory) the better! For those familiar with Bompas & Parr, think of her as the goth stepsister which no-one talks about in polite tea-sipping cake circles. Past projects include a life sized cake of ‘Dexter’ for the final series of HBO’s hit show about a serial killer. The lifelike cake was cling filmed to a gurney… and then dismembered in same the infamous modus operandi of the ‘good guy’ murderer.

Eat Your Heart Out - This is a cake...

Eat Your Heart Out – This is a cake…

The ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ gory cake shop is an annual event, last year it was held in St Bart’s pathology museum amongst the jars of deformed foetuses and other oddities. Talking points included the ‘gammy leg’, rotten through diabetes, and a diseased lung. I even overheard an unusual conversation between some nurses over the chocolate ‘petri dishes’ of ‘cultured venereal diseases’. It was certainly not the sort of banter you hear every day…

“Awwww… you lucky bitch… I WANTED SYPHILIS… give me it now!”

– Overheard at Eat Your Heart Out 2012

This year Miss Cakehead has returned. The cake shop is open in the Old Rag Factory near Brick Lane from 11h30-18h30 on Fri 26th until Sun 28th Oct. I attended the preview last night, here’s some of highlights (or lowlights… depending on your disposition.)

 

CUPCAKES (‘Toothed Genitalia’ or ‘Maggot riddled with puss’?)

Those fed up of regular ‘girlie’ brightly coloured cupcakes, I suggest that you take a look at the ‘vagina dentata’ made by ‘The Tattooed Bakers‘. If you know anyone who likes their female genitalia with teeth, (or likes eating the aforementioned body parts) they are available pre-packaged to take away in little gift boxes.

Eat Your Heart Out - Vagina Dentata Cake?

Eat Your Heart Out – Vagina Dentata Cake?

I was chatting to a friend, who happens to be a doctor and tells me this condition is actually real, but very rare… she insisted that I take a photo. So here is the super large version of the cake. Unfortunately it was already snapped up for a party this weekend. However, I suspect they might have one or two hidden up their… sleeve?

If you’re on a diet I suggest that you take a look at the ‘vomit’ cupcakes which will make make you want to regurgitate lunch and consequently re-decorate them yourself. Alternatively, for those who like to be grossed out, there are ‘interactive’ cupcakes presented with handy forceps used to extract a ‘grub’ from the middle. Sarah King of ‘Caking It’ proudly demonstrated how to ‘squeeze’ the cupcake to force out the puss… like a giant zit.

 

GIANT DEVIL HORSE CAKE… (with a Kraken Rum nosebleed)

A giant horse cake is a star attraction of this year’s pop-up shop. The creation of by the Tattooed Bakers who also made the giant unicorn cake for National Bake Week.

Eat Your Heart Out - Devil Horse Cake with its creators The Tattoed Bakers

Eat Your Heart Out – Devil Horse Cake with its creators The Tattoed Bakers

The horse was ceremonially disembowelled on the night with a giant sword and chunks served up to the crowd along with Kraken Rum cocktails. The creators tell me this is the largest cake they have ever attempted. If you want to make your own pony sized cake, you need to build a large wooden skeleton with sold base and fill in the body with a ridiculous amount of sponge and icing!

TOP TIP: For those of you who like rum and are visiting here’s a handy hint… the ‘nosebleed’ running from the horse’s nostrils is actually pure Kraken Rum! If you have a cocktail, you can top up your glass while no-one’s looking.

 

RELEASE THE KRAKEN… (or its festering remains)

A large part of this exhibition is focused on ‘The Kraken’. A mythical squid like sea-creature and the mascot for Kraken Rums.

Eat Your Heart Out - Festering remains of a kracken (aka Rum Cake)

Eat Your Heart Out – Festering remains of a kracken (aka Rum Cake)

Last week a handful of rum lovers were taken to a sea-fort a few miles off the coast to see the remains of a kraken. However we were told that the remains have festered for a while, hence the eye has putrefied (now made of jelly) and covered in a liberal infestation of (marzipan) maggots.

A video of last week’s ‘autopsy’ is on display for the curious and pieces of festering kraken flesh (rum cake) are available for the hungry. Kraken ‘treats’ on sale include mouth-of-Kraken cupcakes, chunks of human flesh, kraken eyes and Kraken Rum ‘Drowned Sailor Hands’.

IMPORTANT: Entry to the event is free with no tickets required but due to the (ahem) nature of the cakes on sale only those aged over 18+ will be able to enter.

Opening Hours: 11h30 – 18h30 Fri 25th Oct – Sun 27th Oct
Ad: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ (map)

Miss Cakehead
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3 comments on “REVIEW: Seriously fucked-up cakes (@Miss_Cakehead @TheKrakenRum_UK (59 Pics) [NSFW]

  1. […] up last year for their Halloween special full of unusual and suitably disturbing baked goods. See this post for images of their seriously freaky […]

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