Eat Your Heart Out!


It is advised not to read this post while consuming your dinner – you may be a tad put off…

Anatomical wax model cake eat your heart out 2012 face

stool samples toblerone macaroon hearts cupcakes eat your heart out 2012

St Bartholomews Pathology museum hospital body parts room

chloe hodge eating cupcake wound eat your heart out 2012

cigarette butt sweets eat your heart out 2012

maggot cupcakes on stand eat your heart out 2012

kracken syringes run eat your heart out 2012

syringe shot at eat your heart out 2012

Creepy Cakey Popup Shop for this Weekend Only!

So just checking you’re not already vomiting? Good! I assure you I’ve not gone mad, this post is dedicated to an amazingly bizarre project I had great pleasure to assist on – Eat Your Heart Out 2012. Seeing as it’s Halloween, there’s no better time to get gutsy.

If you subscribe to Stylist Magazine’s Emerald Street daily emails (if not then sign up now, jeez!) or read the Metro, then you might have spotted the little mention of the weird and wonderful cakey popup shop of horrors open this weekend at St. Bart’s Pathology Museum – part of the hospital in the Farringdon/Bank area of London. All are invited to visit for freeee! Not only to buy and devour a huge range of anatomically correct malaise cakes made by around 20 independent bakers, but also to attend absolutely fascinating sounding lectures and peer at the 100 year old anatomical specimens floating around in jars all around you.

I popped along to the Press night with my dear arts writer friend Chloe as I had assisted in creating the incredible fashion campaign shoots used to promote the event. We sucked/pushed Kracken rum mixed with honey and lemon from syringes and I tried to nibble a coffee flavoured artery cake which Chloe thought was delicious. This is the second time that creators Miss Cakehead and Carla Connolly have presented an EYHO event. Two years ago, photos of their far more daring (yes, even worse) collection of delights went viral. Lets hope the same happens this year!

I’ll be posting about the shoot very soon! Stool sample anyone?

eat your heart out 2012 launch party table cakes

Kracken rum on operating table urine samples eat your heart out 2012

Emily Evans cambridge dissection tutor medical illustrator plates eat your heart out 2012

Emily Evans – A Cambridge University dissection tutor and medical illustrator created these cell pattern plates and modelled in our shocking shoot!

left over half eaten cupcakes eat your heart out 2012

lucy with kracken syringe eat your heart out 2012

Get along to St Bart’s Pathology Museum today or tomorrow to witness the wonders of the bodily illnesses cakes. See here for all details! 


  • Sophie November 4, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    My comments don’t seem to be posting so sorry if you’re suddenly flooded with them! Was trying to say I had to Google these after reading your post and was genuinely left feeling quite queasy! Would be so intrigued to try one though! I love your blog 🙂 Just setting up my own if you have time for a quick look 🙂

  • Claire @ Jazzpad October 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Me and my boy saw this featured on the Guardian and were simultaneously disgusted and amazed haha! Great that you got to be involved in something like this, and as you said, perfect for Halloween 🙂 ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

  • Rachelle October 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    N’aw I wish I didn’t live so far from the capital, what an unusual event! I love the disgusting looking cakes & I need to try that Kraken rum 🙂 I hope your stool sample was delicious (ha)
    Rachelle x

  • Katie October 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    oh i hate injections 🙁 i got mine every second week so i dont even wanna look at these, but the other cakes and stuff are awesome and look delicious and disgusting, same time! ha 🙂 you always attend such cool events, i’m jelly!! hah 🙂

  • Rebecca October 27, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    YUMMY!!! Weeeeell…. I remember seeing these int he Emerald Street emails, and was intrigued. Not sure if I actually want to sample them though! xx

  • Rachel October 27, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Oh, gutted I can’t go -they look awfully delicious, and it was near where I was living last year too!

  • Paige October 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    These look pretty cool!

  • Jen October 27, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Wow, this looks amazing! I’m a biomedical scientist & love all things gore 😉 The cakes look wicked, very talented 🙂 xx

  • Somebody from Somewhere October 27, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Wow! Shocking