Monday, January 17, 2011


so... last few days have pretty much revolved around cake.

First up, is the fantabulous Al Overdrive's birthday... we met in an awesome little pub called the Mucky Pup. Best thing about it is it's super dog friendly. Second best thing about it is the fact you get a bloody Mary inclusive when u order a Sunday Roast. Third best thing is the fact a barman entrusted us with a knife to cut the cake and didn't give us a lecture about using it responsibly. good pub.

that's not me trying to do arty fart photography.... it's the only pic i got.

So then we rolled out to the Rio cinema to catch the latest installment by the cool cats who host the magnific cigarette burns screenings. This is the 2nd time i've been along to their screening, the 1st time was a zombie biker flick from the 70's .... the title escapes me though.
My only complaint is that it's always 4am by the time i get home, but seeing as it's always a Saturday night, it's never life complicatingly awkward. The film this time was Street Trash.... here's a wiki-synopsis for y'all....

The owner of a liquor store in lower Manhattan finds a case of cheap wine ("Tenafly Viper") in his basement. It is over sixty years old and has gone bad, but he decides to sell it to the local hobos anyway. Unfortunately, anyone who drinks this Viper melts away in a hideous fashion. At the same time, an overzealous cop is trying to get to the bottom of all the deaths. The movie is littered with darkly comedic deaths and injuries. It also contains the notorious "severed privates" scene where a group of homeless people play catch with the severed genital of one of their number, as he futilely attempts to recover it.

Cool thing is, once u got a ticket, and as you're cuing to get your movie time alcohol fix, they were handing out none other than Tenafly Viper for free!  Behold.......

So yeah, all in all a good night/morning.

Next day, I headed down to Covent garden with the best dog ever where i found a cute little cupcake shop.....

Banoffee brouhaha..... ( it wasn't called that in reality, but in my head..... yup)

So after a quick shop where i got 70% discounts on everything (won't go into detail, but fingers+pies=awesome)... i went home and started baking Kirsty who works at Flamin 8 her belated vegan baked goods. I was originally gonna make chocolate brownies with a tofu substitute for egg, but i couldn't find half the ingredients.... and gave up. So seeing as cake was on the mind and in the belly, i figured i'd make some vegan cupcakes.

I've never made any sort of vegan cake before, and was a little cautious to put it mildly. They came out awesome though.....

they are vanilla cupcakes with a strawberry jam centre and vanilla buttercream frosting. it was kinda weird using vegan ingredients, and to be honest, when the batter was ready to in the oven i wasn't entirely sure if i'd forgotten something vital coz it didn't seem as thick as i'm used to, but they rose well and are surprisingly tasty. i wouldn't know they were vegan unless ya told me. so yeah, success!

ok, enough about cake. suppose i should at least blog 1 tattoo to prove i still work. to be honest, it's been pretty busy, but nothing really blog-worth, lots of smaller pieces, and flowers, all good stuff, but just not blog worthy. ah fuck it, here's a fun walk in i did the other day that's gonna have to tide y'all over til next time.

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