It is advised not to read this post while consuming your dinner – you may be a tad put off…
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?
Emily Evans – A Cambridge University dissection tutor and medical illustrator created these cell pattern plates and modelled in our shocking shoot!
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!