A rare bit of London sunlight gleans through the atrium of the medical museum, as “La Bamba” blasts from the stereo. Human specimens encased in glass jars line the walls as onlookers stop to admire intricately designed depictions of human disease, injury and anatomy—in delicious cake form.
This is not your average cake shop, and these are not your average bakery clientele. Last weekend more than 3,000 people gathered at the St. Bartholomew’s Pathology Museum, housed in a working hospital, to experience Eat Your Heart Out 2012, the world’s grossest cake shop.
The Halloween-inspired project came about when Emma Thomas, a creative director also known as Miss Cakehead, and Carla Connolly, a former mortician, joined together to create a project that aimed to “repulse and educate” the public about medical science. The pair…
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