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Bake-off at The Boogaloo

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Events, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , on 07/08/2011 by libbyplummer

Bake-off at The BoogalooAfter a successful launch in July, Holly and Poppy Presents will be holding a second bake-off at  The Boogaloo in North London. The event will take place on Sunday 14 August and the crew are looking for new stall holders as well as keen bakers to enter the bake-off. Here’s the winner of the last bake-off – Dion Gray with her red velvet cake:

Bake-off at The Boogaloo July winner

For more information, contact holly@hollychaves.com or check out the Facebook event page.

Bake-off at The Boogaloo flyer

Via: Holly and Poppy presents

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Cakey Perry afternoon tea

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Events, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , , on 03/08/2011 by libbyplummer

Katy Perry cupcakeMy chums and I had high hopes for the recent Cakey Perry afternoon tea and we weren’t disappointed. Created by Miss Cakehead, whose previous projects include the Cakes for Japan pop-up shop, the world’s first 18+ cake shop and the Will & Cake royal wedding pop-up shop, the event ran over three days at Prangsta in SE London and was inspired by Katy Perry’s California Gurls video.

Cakey Perry cake

First up, Miss Cakehead herself made sure that we had plenty of refreshments in the form of toffee-flavoured vodka topped up with ginger beer (a surprisingly moreish concoction), before presenting us with a round of scones decorated with green glace cherries, complete with clotted cream and jam.

Cupcake-stuffed strawberry

Phase one complete, we moved onto cupcake-stuffed strawberries before sampling the mini Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg cupcakes. After a short rest we moved onto heart-shaped biscuits with candy floss before completing our sugary feast with a massive slab of awesome rainbow cake from Leshie Loves Cake.

Leshie Loves Cake rainbow cake

We couldn’t finish it all, so we ended up taking the rest away with us, along with some rainbow-cake push pops and a doughnut-shaped cake pop from Molly Bakes.

Molly Bakes doughnut cake pop

All of the food was fantastic (with my personal favourite being the rainbow cake), and the venue’s decorations – including a Love Heart sweet encrusted table and exquisitely painted biscuits from Nevie-Pie cakes – were also superb.

Cakey Perry cake

I probably should have snapped more pictures and taken the time to use the correct settings rather than the autofocus, but frankly, I was far too busy quaffing vodka and snaffling cakes. Our sugar-heavy afternoon was rounded off neatly with a sharpener in the boozer. Special praise goes to Smithy for requesting a wine list in the Hobgoblin pub. Strangely, the barman found this somewhat amusing.

Cakey Perry afternoon tea coming to London

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Events, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13/07/2011 by libbyplummer

Cakey Perry afternoon teaCakey Perry is an afternoon tea that’s set to tickle the taste buds of London from 29 to 31 July 2011 and is inspired by Katy Perry’s California Gurls video.

Described as “a high tea to melt your popsicle”, Cakey Perry is the brainchild of curator of cakes and chaos, Miss Cakehead, whose previous projects include the Cakes for Japan pop-up shop and the world’s first 18+ cake shop. The kitsch menu will include Molly Bakes‘ Perry Pops, Gummi Bear martinis and Edd Kimber‘s raspberry and chocolate macarons. You’ll also be able to help yourself to a mini candyland featuring peppermint patties, candy canes and flying meringues.

Snoop Dogg cookie

Me and my chums have already got our tickets – the lure of Snoop Dogg cupcakes was too strong to resist.

For tickets and more information, head over to Cakeyperry.com.

SugarSlam 2011 – Whisks of Fury

Posted in American food, Baking, Events with tags , , , , on 27/05/2011 by libbyplummer

Sugar Slam 2011

Being a huge fan of any kind of non-twee baking, I was pleased to see that my favourite US blogger, Natalie at Bake & Destroy, is once again running the SugarSlam wrestling-themed bake-off.

Having grown up in 1980s England – the era of rather non-glam contenders like Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks – my knowledge of wrestling from the other side of the pond doesn’t go far beyond Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Rowdy Roddy Piper.  I’m still tempted to enter the competition though. Kendo Nagasaki cakes, perhaps?

There are two titles up for grabs – SugarSlam 2011 Champion and People’s Choice – and there’s a massive stash of prizes on offer. The contest is open now and runs until 11 July 2011, so there’s plenty of time to get your bone-crunching baked goods in order. For more info, check out the official rules over at Bake & Destroy.

Via: Bake & Destroy
Artwork: Betty Turbo