Art of the grotesque

first_imgHere at Stop the Week, we’ve developed pretty strong constitutions and consider ourselves connoisseurs of all that is weird, left-field and extreme in baking. However, our stomachs are about to be tested next month at the bakery world’s first-ever 18-certificate event.Eat Your Heart Out a Halloween-themed pop-up bakery shop is being planned by the organisers of Cake Britain, the recent exhibition with art comprised entirely of cake. All of the Halloween clichés pumpkins, cats, spiders, cobwebs have been banned from the shop. Instead, it will be selling 666 evil cakes, such as the Russian Roulette lucky dip cookie selection, with lemon meringue the treat and cat food flavour the trick. “You won’t know which one it is until you try it. Everybody is freaking out about it, but it won’t hurt you!” says blogger Ms Cakehead, aka Emma Thomas, who is the twisted brains behind it.Other highlights include plain cupcakes handed out with syringes for you to inject your own flavour and bleeding heart cakes. “They’ll all look horrible, but they’ll taste amazing,” she says. “Nothing that doesn’t taste beautiful will be sold in the shop. People say ’I’ve always wanted to make one of those, but…’ This is an event where there won’t be a ’but’.”So what will be the most grotesque thing on show? “Candy floss brown puke is making us feel quite ill, as are the private parts with teeth. The anatomically correct limbs with maggots are looking great, as are the mouldy-looking cakes. That’s going to be a toughie they look like mould and your head is going ’no no no’, but they taste beautiful. I personally think you can do anything in cake form and people don’t get that offended.” Judge for yourself on 28-31 October 2010, Maiden, 188 Shoreditch High Street, London. evilcakes.wordpress.comlast_img read more

Regal iClub Hotel Awarded Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in China by TripAdvi

first_imgRegal iClub Hotel was recently awarded “Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in China’’ of 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards by TripAdvisor. This award recognizes the outstanding performance of the Hotel and offers trusted advice to worldwide travellers to choose Regal iClub Hotel. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel website. Its annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from their real travellers. The award for Regal iClub Hotel is based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world. This award only goes to a very select and distinguished group of hotels. Regal iClub Hotel is the first Carbon Neutral Hotel in Hong Kong. With a total of 99 chic and trendy guestrooms and suites, the Hotel boasts a balance of modern simplicity and sophistication. Designed to offer style and comfort to tech-savvy business travellers, the Regal iClub Hotel features a revolutionary array of interactive services and innovative facilities.The Hotel is committed to providing high quality service and facilities to its customers. Source = Regal Hotels Internationallast_img read more