Cult Classics at the T.V. Diner…

This week I was working on Virgin Media’s one day Pop Up Diner in Soho…

It had a menu inspired by gory thriller series and films. So, as you can imagine a lot of fun with the guys from Pretty Green trying to figure out what weird references to the t.v. show there’d be on show. There was use of Radox salts to be the Blue Crystal Meth in Breaking Bad and a great picture of John Travolta on the toilet in the loo. However surely the best bit about it was getting to have the five dollar shake from Pulp Fiction – Dulce de Leche ice cream and peanut butter – mmm, with a side of Los Pollos Hermanos chicken wings.

Just uploaded the proper pictures to my website:

But here is the 5 dollar shake in all it’s glory…

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Blowing hot air…

Today hosted a continuation of the bubble investigation. And I think I may have cracked sugar blowing.

They said it would come with practice, I think fluke is more likely. But hey, look at the size of it!



An ode to going out for brunch…



Everyone loves “The Breakfast Club” – I know everyone loves it

But it must be said- their Breakfast Burritos are just stunning.

And it is so glorious to go out for breakfast because it’s ridiculous, uneconomical and good with a hangover. It takes you all day long to digest it but don’t they say you should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper? 



Pomp de Franc- Bespoke Baking

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Last week, I went to help out Katie Franklin of the “Pomp de Franc” cake society. She makes the most delightful concept cakes for events, in particular to go with Fashion collections. They are so creative and it’s really exciting to be around that much edible artwork. When I arrived she was making red and gold fortune cookies for a jewellery auction at Harrods. A few of which contained some actual earrings and pendants. The best thing about them was that these were the sort of fortune cookies that you’d actually want to eat- they were so yummy!

This is the kind of work that she does… in her darling little studio in Shoreditch.

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She had me and another girl playing with rice paper coming up with edible origami designs for decorating cupcakes. These cupcakes were for Fred Butler’s (one of my favourite, favourite designers) showcase at London Fashion Week. They looked really inedible in a range of pastel tones, using crazy culinary stuff I’d never seen like spray paint which you can eat. Fred Butler’s new collection also had a really nice textile we were using as the stimulus.

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