Gory Anatomical Cakes On Sale At Pathology Museum

lung cake anatomicalThe trend for ever-more-elaborate cake pop-ups reaches its natural and gruesome end this week, when the Pathology Museum at St Bart’s puts these gory sweetmeats on sale.

The Eat Your Heart Out event, organised by Queen Mary University of London, hopes to raise awareness of the medical conditions portrayed upon the cakes. The medley of maladies includes a pair of smoke-damaged lungs (complete with edible cigarettes), prostate cancer truffles, a toe suffering from fungal disease, and a polycystic kidney. Unaffected body parts for sale, though scarcely less macabre, include a placenta, strawberries and cream heart, and, yes, an anus.


– The Londonist