The Kraken Rum Edible Autopsy

Our latest project for The Kraken Rum, Proximo. Following on from this Feed The Beast shop opens next week and I can not wait!!! For now here are details of The Edible Autopsy which took place yesterday:

The Kraken Rum Edible Autopsy

Feast On The Corpse of a Kraken 9 Miles Out to Sea

 The infamous Miss Cakehead has teamed up with THE KRAKEN RUM to create a POP UP RUM BAR and EDIBLE AUTOPSY in view of ABANDONDED MILITARY SEA FORTS

The Black Ink Society, a Kraken Rum supported research team, has recovered and secured the remains of a Kraken found off the North Kent coast. It has now been revealed that an autopsy on the remains took place aboard the Kraken Hunting sea vessel X-Pilot in view of Redsand Forts where the beast was found – 9 miles off the coast of Kent in the Thames estuary – on the 17th October.


Several parts of the Kraken were brought on board the ship for further investigation which included a giant eye (white chocolate eye filled with Kraken Rum), Kraken cysts (black pickled onions), eye pupils (black eggs), black sticky stomach contents (liquorice and black treacle), an entire kraken mouth (Kraken Rum cake) with over 200 teeth (made from white chocolate) and the remains of a human skull intertwined with juvenile kraken tentacles (Kraken Rum cake).



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All of this was washed down with a delicious mixture of rum tots and grey and murky Kraken pus (white chocolate hard shake). The flesh of the kraken is said to have mysterious properties so valuable it must be consumed.



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To toast this incredible scientific discovery, The Black Ink Society had a nationwide competition seeking cocktails ‘as dark as a Kraken’s ink’ in their HQ in Queenborough. The two winning bartenders were invited on board to view the autopsy and later opened an exclusive pop-up bar to serve their creations.


Manuel Correa from Old Mary’s Bar in London served his ‘Last orders at the Ville de Paris’ cocktail whose ingredients included Kraken Blood Extract (Dalston Cola Reduction), Leviathan Saliva Syrup (Aperol and Campari mix), Triple distilled Kraken Urine (The Live Orchid Apple Cider Vinegar), Hafgufa Winter Solstice tears (Angostura with Coffee and chocolate Bitters) and Kraken Poison Extract (homemade spiced poppy seed tincture).


Sarah Harker, who is about to open a new site called Sohe Fusion Smokehouse, also served her ‘Earl of Kraken’ cocktail which saw fresh herbs and cloudy apple juice smoked with apple hickory woodchips and left to infuse, with other ingredients including, St Germain and Cointreau. Both drinks were served with 50ml of darkly delicious spiced black Kraken Rum.

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As part of their public outreach programme, The Black Ink Society will share the autopsy results at Feed The Beast – Miss Cakehead’s infamous pop up Halloween cake shop called ‘Eat Your Heart Out.’ The shop can be found at the The Rag Factory (16-18 Heneage Street, which is just off Brick Lane from 25th–27th October, 11.30am – 6.30pm).



Visitors will see the remains of the Kraken corpse and be able to feast on its putrid maggot riddled flesh (Kraken rum cake with marzipan maggots), see disturbing cake installations and sample cocktails as dark as a Kraken’s Ink. The public can also visit the space to view a video of the Kraken autopsy and see a full photographic gallery of the process. ‘Treats’ on sale in the space are set to include festering mouth-of-Kraken cupcakes, chunks of human flesh and Kraken rum  ‘Drowned Sailor Hands’. Entry to the event is free with no tickets required but due to the (ahem) nature of the cakes on sale only those aged over 18+ will be able to enter.

Members of the public wanting more information on The Kraken Edible Autopsy or Feed The Beast pop up cake shop please contact, tweet @miss_cakehead / @thekrakenrum_uk or visit #releasethekraken.


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