Those of you who follow the Pud-Hog on Twitter might remember, way back in October, me mentioning a special little Cake sale here in London.
Held on the St Bart’s campus by a pop-up bakery movement called Eat Your Heart Out, it drummed up lots of web-based attention, and no wonder: it was full of medical edibles.
Lung Sponges, black with emphysema; kidneys, frosted with polycistic Icing; Cupcakes covered in STDs.
For the squeamish, no doubt it was gag-worthy.
But for pud pioneers like the Man and I, it was the chance to boldly go where no Hog had gone before…
With almost six months having passed now since the actual event, I’m aware that I’m rather behind in terms of reporting.
In my defence though, Ogglers, I was rather overwhelmed. With a whole file full of photos, and several tastings of note, my first drafts were several pages long.
My plan, you see, was to give you a thorough review; to impart my newfound knowledge on the taste of what we bought for a mere £3 a piece: a colourfully Wounded Bakewell (meh), a Macaroon Heart (crisp and creamy with buttercream innards), a fleshy pink Cupcake complete with rum-filled syringe (surprisingly dry), and a bar in the shape of a Carbuncle (Maltesers + Condensed Milk + dyed White Chocolate + Icing Sugar = waaaaay too much for even the sweetest sweet tooth).
After months of deliberation, however, I realised life’s too short for blog posts that long. And besides, you don’t buy goodies like these for the flavour; you buy them to wow your friends (and quite possibly make them feel sick).
So here you are Ogglers, without further ado: the photos you’ve all been waiting for.
Prepare to be awed and appalled, by…
THE WOUNDED BAKEWELL TART:
THE SKIN CAKE:
THE ANATOMICALLY CORRECT HEART MACAROON:
THE FLESH CUPCAKE:
THE LUNG CAKE:
THE ANATOMICAL WAX MODEL CAKE:
THE POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE CAKE:
And last, but by no means least, what looks to me like
A BURNT LEG SPONGE CAKE:
And with that, I’m all out of puns and photos.
I just hope you’re not out of sick bags…