Thursday, 10 October 2013

Baketopia - London's Pop-up cake extravaganza

I'm just home from a sneak preview of Baketopia, and my mind is well and truly blown.

If you can get down to London Friday 11th or Saturday 12th October, head down to Kingley Court just off Carnaby Street and you're in for the sweetest treat.

Baketopia Floral edible wreath

Baketopia Sugared Flowers

Baketopia Meringue wigwam

The launch of National Baking Week, this Wonka-esque pop-up is curated by Miss Cakehead, and features the delights of the Tattooed Bakers, Caking It, Amy Swann Cakes and Cake Revolution to name a few.

Enter to magical meadow, delight at the rainbow coloured meringue tepee, pull carrot cakes from chocolate mud, catch pastry butterflies and marvel at the 'life-size' edible unicorn made of rainbow sponge and edible gold leaf.

Baketopia edible cake rainbow unicorn

Tattooed Bakers Unicorn Baketopia

Baketopia Gingerbread Owls

Baketopia Edible Hare Enchanted Woodland

A suggested donation of £2 covers your entry and you can graze your way around, picking meringue mushrooms and gingerbread owls from the edible enchanted forest.  All proceeds are going to Great Ormond Street Hospital to help fund a new kitchen for the brand new respiratory unit, so the cake is guilt-free!

Baketopia Trees

Baketopia Edible Cabbages Carrots Cauliflowers

Do check it out, you won't be disappointed.

You need to pre-book tickets through Eventbrite.  The tickets are free, make a donation when you arrive.

Check out details on National Baking Week too and see how you can get involved in helping Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Disclaimer: I attended this event at my own cost.

19 comments:

  1. Miss Cakehead is freakishly creative. Love her work!

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  2. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing! Sharing now :)

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    1. It truly was. I still can't quite believe all those things were not only edible - but DELICIOUS!

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  3. This is absolutely amazing. Cake heaven!

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    1. It was cake heaven indeed. I took my daughter and I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her head!

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  4. This looks absolutely amazing, might have to sneak in a visit if poss ;-)

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  5. Just posted a link to this blog post on our business FB page, these cakes are AMAZING!

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  6. OH MY DAYS!!!! What a show!! xx

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    1. I can't even imagine how you start to make something so beautiful!

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  8. That is some serious talent and what an excellent way of raising money for a good cause. Every cake lovers dream I think! Especially love the irony of the veg ;)

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  9. Oh my word! I really want to go there!

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  10. oh hello this looks incredible and edible! whey hey!

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  11. Do you have to pre book? Tickets sold out n I wanna go to cake heaven :-(

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