Monday, 28 December 2009

Christmas Culture

Avoiding crap repeat tele and decade list programmes has definitely been the order of Chrimbo 2009 so been culturing myself up the last few days. Watched the brilliant Eric Cantona in Looking for Eric followed by Spike Jonze's Adaptation, not so brilliant but entertaining none-the-less, on dvd and then today  hit the genius Ed Rushca at the Hayward followed by the awesome Pop Life at Tate Modern (thanks to Jeff Koons for the hardcore porn room, every gallery needs one). Both made me think I need to go west for inspiration so am planning a trip to California and New York very soon (maybe in time for Cochella hmmm?). But best bit of culture I've seen today comes from the ever brilliant New York Times.
Picturing the last 10 Years

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Candy Cakes

Look like a cross between a scene from Alice in Wonderland and a Christmas shroom session- taste scrumptious! If you're ever in the Goodge Street area of London check out Candy Cakes...

Saturday, 26 December 2009

We wish you a Cherry Christmas!

Once again been a while but I'm back, jobless and free! So expect more ramblings and even more cakes in the coming months you lucky the meantime in the true spirit of turkey and jesus we spent Christmas day at Sarchanar Kebab House on Edware Road (Paddington end), best Iraqi kebabs this side of Bagdad, and have to say what a top way to spend the day - food was yummy and no washing up!

We had some of this delicious bread for Boxing Day brekkie too!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

He's behind you!

Apologies for the blog silence kids but life has taken some crazy twists and turns this last 10 days - anyway yes we did indeed spend last night at the panto Aladdin at the Hackeny Empire and oh my gosh what fun! Took my 4 year old goddaughter and her mate who had a riotously good time (well Lilah spent the whole evening staring at the stage with her mouth agape and Gracie just kept dancing and clapping and laughing randomly - ace!). Here's the dame from last night in a panto spoof about Hackney Empire not closing down.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Green is the colour

Well it seems that Copenhagen and the upcoming climate change summit really is the topic du jour as we attended the Green Awards on Wednesday night at LSO St Luke's. Whilst possibly not the most smoothly executed awards on the night, their heart is definitely in the right place as these awards are to celebrate green creative thinking within the media industry. Our favorite winner from the night was this from film company Green Thing, very Swedish chef from the Muppets!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A Christmas Shopping Extravaganza: Three Kings Pub, Clerkenwell Close

Come on down to the 3 Kings on the 29th November for a Christmas shopping bonanza! As well as our scrummy yummy cakes there will be stalls from the following:

As well as hand painted furniture by Carol Maxwell, homewares from Little Red Treacle, and handmade children's clothes from Kathryn Ann Barry and much more besides!

And the best pub in London will be open for the first time ever on a Sunday!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Cakes & Copenhagen

Just got back from 4 days in what is soon to be the worlds first carbon neutral city...and what a feast we had! I had one of my top three lunches of all time on Monday - a Smorresbod selection of salmon, herring, roast beef and chicken, washed down with the best bottle of wine in the whole world ever, (A Christmann 2007 Blanc De Noirs, Spatburgunder, Pfalz - google it buy it and try it - our waiter had actually been picking the grapes for it only a few days before) and followed with a superb selection of Danish goats cheeses. Stumbled upon this cute little English afternoon tea place - shame it was closed!

And check out this beautiful cake and jewellery shop...I want to live here!

Twin Magazine launch party

Cherry on Top were at the fabulous launch party for new fashion and art magazine Twin last Thursday. With photos from Todd Selby and words on everything from punks to Chanel to Peter Blake this bi-annual looks beautiful and reads like a cross between the New Yorker and Vanity Fair. And it all the fun all took place in the deliciously named Biscuit Building! We made some yummy chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for this one...

The Flaming Lips, hotdogs and tings

Went to see the Flaming Lips at the Troxy (10 mins walk from my house!) last night. Fabulous. Fact. And when we all moaned a bit about how they haven't changed their act in ten years bla bla bla we got hit on the back of head by a bouncy balloon and all was fabulous again and we had a chilli dog to celebrate.