Blip #9 – Windowchopping
UNITED KINGDOM, London : A passer-by takes a photograph of a selection of cakes in the shapes of severed body parts, made from entirely edible ingredients and displayed at a film set pop-up experience in east London on January 17, 2013. The event was held to promote the release of a new horror film “The Helpers”. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL
Sent to cover a promotional event for new horror film “The Helpers”, I found myself surrounded by edible cakes made to look like the remains of both a trashed hotel room and a woman who has been chopped into handy “carry-home” size chunks. Pretty damned grim. Once I’d managed to control my gag reflex from reacting to the “vomit-covered cupcakes” and even, *gathers strength*, an edible used tampon, I could appreciate just how much skill and effort had gone into making these horrific treats. The only problem is that anyone who attended may find themselves suffering a Pavlovian reaction with their sweet-tooth kicking in during any horror films they watch in the future!