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Leveson Inquiry cake pops

Posted in Baking, Cakes, English food with tags , , , on 28/05/2012 by libbyplummer

Leveson cake popsUnless you’ve been living on the moon (or simply in another country, where the state of the British tabloid press is not high on your list of priorities) you’ll know all about the Leveson Inquiry.

If you haven’t heard, it’s a public inquiry into the ethics and practices of the British press led by Lord Justice Leveson and fueled by the News International Phone Hacking Scandal, which led to the closure of the News of the World.

What the deuce has this got to do with baking? Well, Miss Insomnia Tulip has taken it upon herself to concoct a range of Leveson Inquiry cake pops. As you do.

Leveson cake pops

The selection includes likenesses of British Prime Minister David Cameron, ex News International chief exec Rebekah Brooks and antipodean media mogul Rupert Murdoch. My favourite has to be Grand Inquisitor (not his actual job title) from the News of the World committee hearing, MP Tom Watson…

Leveson cake pops

You can check out the full range of cake pops over at Miss Insomnia Tulip’s Flickr page.

Via: Miss Cakehead/Eat Your Heart Out

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Cakes for Japan raises £2,000

Posted in Baking, Biscuits, Cakes, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , , on 21/03/2011 by libbyplummer

Cakes for Japan cakesFollowing the earthquake and tsunami that devestated parts of Japan on 11 March, blogger Miss Cakehead set about swiftly putting together the Cakes for Japan pop-up shop to raise some much-needed cash for The Red Cross to aid its efforts in the stricken area. Professional and amateur bakers joined forces to donate a range of Japan-inspired cakes and cookies for the pop-up shop, which was open for business at Maiden UK on Friday 18 March. All the goodies were sold out in just three hours, making £2,000 for charity.

Sushi cupcakes

There was a huge selection of grub on offer including sushi cake pops from Molly Bakes, cherry blossom cookies from Nevie Pie, green tea cupcakes from Leshie Loves Cake and choc chip cookies from Edd Kimber, winner of the BBC’s Great British Bake-off. Using some awesome cookie cutters from Firebox, I knocked up a few batches of Pacman gingerbread for the sale.

Cakes for Japan shop

The London event has also inspired several similar cake sales which are set to take place throughout March and April in Edinburgh, Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester. If there isn’t a Cakes for Japan event happening near you, then why not set up your own? Check out the Cakes for Japan blog for more details.

Soot Sprite cupcakes

The pictures here were all taken by me, but you can check out the official images taken by professional snapper Nathan Pask on Flickr.

Red Cross donation

Best Valentine’s cakes in London

Posted in Baking, Cakes, Out and about, Seasonal food with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 11/02/2011 by libbyplummer

Best Valentine's cakes in LondonIt’s nearly Valentine’s Day and that means more heart-shaped crap in the shops that any other time of year. Unless you’ve got the kind of partner who’s willing to splash out for a romantic trinket from Tiffany’s, then chances are you’ll be getting the textbook dozen roses or maybe a stuffed monkey toy proffering a heart emblazoned with a message like “You’re the one for me!”. Ahhhh, how sweet.

If you want something more practical, try dropping some hints for something you actually want – and what better gift than some baked goods. At least that way, you can get some enjoyment out of them and then move on to hemorrhaging cash on the next Hallmark day. Read on for some of the best cakes in London Town this Valentine’s Day…

Konditor and Cook
With six braches dotted around London, Konditor & Cook is offering plenty of special goodies for Valentine’s Day including a burning heart cake and anti-Valentine’s ‘Dodgy Jammers’, as well as its trademark Magic Cakes.

Konditor & cook Valentine's cakes

Hummingbird Bakery
Get yourself down to American-style cake shop, Hummingbird Bakery for a Box of Chocolates ( a selection of different chocolate cupcakes), a box of mini Valentine’s cakes or a heart-shaped red velvet layer cake.

Hummingbird Bakery Box of Chocolates

Lily Vanilli
Kooky baker Lily Vanilli is offering her red velvet Bleeding Heart cakes for people to send to their loved one this Valentine’s Day and the great thing is that 20% of the proceeds go to cancer charity Trekstock.

Lily Vanilli Bleeding Heart cakes

Primrose Bakery
Well known for its seasonal twists on cupcakes, the Primrose Bakery has pulled out all the stops for its Valentine’s collection with these awesomely kitsch cupcakes.

Primrose Bakery

Molly Bakes
Cake pop maker extraordinaire Molly Bakes will be offering a selection of handmade cake pops and cupcakes at Maiden in hipster central Shoreditch and you can even get a personliased message for just 50p extra.

Molly Bakes

Crumbs and Doilies
South London-based C&D offers boxes of cupcakes for all the big holidays and its Valentine’s selection is suitably covered in sugary lovehearts. Each box contains a mixture of vanilla, chocolate and vanilla rose cupcakes.

Crumbs and Doilies

Miss Cakehead
If you’re after something a little different, then get yourself down to the London Dungeon on Valentine’s Day where you’ll be able to get your mitts on a human heart cake, courtesy of Miss Cakehead who’ll be giving out hearty treats to the first 100 couples to turn up.

Miss Cakehead

Cox Cookies & Cakes
This edgy Soho bakery is a joint venture between shoe designer Patrick Cox and patissier Eric Lanlard. Its Valentine’s Day menu includes Lovelace cupcakes, A Dozen Red Roses (six triple Valrhona chocolate and six Red Velvet mini cupcakes in a presentation box), as well as Love Note vanilla cupcakes, decorated with a selection of romantic and slightly more-to-the-point messages.

Cox Cookies & Cake

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Human heart cakes for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Cakes, Out and about with tags , , , , , , , on 28/01/2011 by libbyplummer

Miss Cakehead at The London Dungeon
A dozen red roses? Cliche. Rom com at the cinema? Tedious. A romantic meal for two? Boring. If you like to do Valentine’s Day a little differently then why not get your teeth into a human heart? Not literally, you understand. Miss Cakehead, of Eat Your Heart Out cake shop fame, is teaming up with London’s scary wax work attraction, The London Dungeon, to offer some hearty cupcake-based fodder.

On 14 February, the Cakehead crew will be dishing up the gruesome morsels to the first 100 couples to turn up so get there quick, if you’ve got the stomach for it.

You can read about my visit to the Eat Your Heart Out cake shop here.

Via: Cakehead Loves Evil
Photos by: Nathan Pask

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