Never Mind The Soggy Bottoms – Nine Mouth-Watering Music-Inspired Cakes

“I like puns and I like buns,” says recipe author and Guardian food critic Eve O’Sullivan of the cookbook she’s written with her husband, Fenland Witch musician David O’Sullivan. Their new book, ‘Bake In Black’, draws influence from the world of rock to create edible tributes to music. There are a mouthwatering 58 recipes featured in the book – for cakes and brownies, biscuits and cookies, doughnuts, pies, tarts and desserts – each different, written with a band in mind, using plenty of punny humour.



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You can taste Sex Pistols' 'God Save The Cream', Led Zeppelin's 'Glazed & Infused' or Meatloaf's 'Battenburg Out Of Hell' thanks to this tongue-in-cheek creation, which you can buy here. Below are some of its tastier offerings...



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Name: Lemmy's Meringue Pie
Reference: Motörhead
Not so much about a song as a band-member, this one. It's dedicated to Motörhead singer and bassist, Lemmy, but it's not what you'd expect, given the name. No lemons here – it's a cider and black forest fruit meringue pie. They had to get the darkness in somewhere.


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Name: God Save The Cream
Reference: Sex Pistols – 'God Save The Queen'
What's the way to celebrate John Lydon and his band of frothing, anarchistic punks? Make them an angel cake topped with delicate whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries, of course! That'll calm them down.




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Name: Sweet Tooth Of Mine
Reference: Guns N' Roses, 'Sweet Child Of Mine'
Three separate tiers of honey, molasses and maple cake form this sugar implosion, named after Guns N' Roses' most recognisable hit. Actual guns-n-roses decor is optional, presumably.



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Name: Rise Above
Reference: Black Flag – 'Rise Above'
Hardcore punks Black Flag are celebrated with hardcore... vegan loaves? They're covered in black poppy seeds – making them look slightly flag-like – and inside are avocado, almond, and lemon, which rise through baking powder, not yeast. Rebels.