Evening all! I trust you all survived last weekend's spooky antics. Halloween has reached a whole new level as apple bobbing and ghostly, sheet-clad toddlers appear to be a thing of the past. Now the trick or treaters mainly run amok, donning ASBOs and Saw III regalia, whilst pulling down your garden fence if you have the audacity to not answer the door.
I, meanwhile, enjoyed Halloween in the form of The Evil Cake Shop, a curious 18+ pop-up shop which sold 666 cakes a day for 3 days.
Worried I may miss out, I spoke to a very friendly woman at Chance Collective who was kind enough to secure me a couple of cakes before they sold out. I made my way to Maiden in Shoreditch on Friday evening where I was greeted by the lovely owner who showed me his wares, led me into the basement to view the evil lotions, potions and cake remnants of the day, and then provided me with two very special cakes, courtesy of the afore-mentioned 'friendly woman' (thanks Lizzy!)
One was a masterpiece of cake art by David A Smith entitled 'Bloodied Bambi' complete with its own signed Certificate of Authenticity. The other was, erm... well I like to think of it as a mini ' Gateau de Gash'.
Maiden is an excellent gift shop full of wacky things, such as the Elvis and Audrey Hepburn face masks which I bought. Arriving at a friend's that evening, it was a very peculiar moment as Elvis and Audrey tucked into their evil cakes. The taste of marshmallow deer horns surrounded by chocolate sponge covered in sweet raspberry blood was strangely satisfying and definitely my idea of spooky.
I hear rumours that the Evil Cake gang may return next Easter. Watch this space.