Jun 26, 2012

50 Shades of Grey… cupcakes?!

I generally try and avoid literary band wagons. I avoided the Twilight thing like the plague and am still yet to generate enough interest to read the True Blood or Game of Thrones books.

I recently starting hearing about a book called 50 Shades of Grey and I am sure any lady reading this will know exactly what I am talking about. Upon hearing it was based off poorly written Twilight fan fiction I grimaced and returned to my Kafka on the Shore. Soon more and more of my female friends were talking about this “sexy book” and I admit curiosity got the best of me. And then low and behold my friend express posted me her copy which arrived promptly the next day at work (much to the amusement of my colleagues).

I am about half-way through. It’s terribly written, to the point that I actually have to shout at the pages now and then. If I hear her talk about her “inner goddess” one more time I may have to throw it out the window. It is kind of sexy, but I have read the works of Marquis de Sade so you can image it pales in comparison.

What creeps me out most about this grey-fad is the women throwing these 50 Shades-themed parties with cupcakes, cookies and cakes! Do you realise how unappetising grey desserts look?! Let me show you.

First up we have some very dreary looking iced cupcakes in various shades of grey. It looks like you would be eating piped cement.

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Continuing the wet cement look we have an ombre cake in, you guessed it, shades of grey.

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Next we have cookies! Fortunately they are in a more tasteful colour palette but I am not sure I could keep a straight face nibbling on a biscuit that says “what is the safe word?”

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And saving the best (worst?) for last, we have these grey cake balls. The seller advertises these with “Grab Christian Grey’s balls for your next book club discussion”. Wow.

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Have you ever created any ridiculosuly themed desserts? Any plans for a 50 Shades party? (Please don’t ask me to bake).


  • Crap book and cake that looks like cardboard. sad sadness is sad. :/

  • Grey food is just blergh… However your analysis of the book to food trend in this instance is laugh-out-loud hysterical. Just what I needed. Clicking feed subscription button now.

    • Thanks Amanda :D Just had a trawl through your blog and am bookmarking recipes as we speak. Love your food photography and chevron background :)

  • That cake is amazing! I’m hosting a Fifty Shades of Grey themed party for my friend who is getting married. I’d love to do that cake, but I know I’m not that talented! To the ladies who posted above…it’s just a fun book that’s great to read after a stressful day! Thanks!

    • I fear that cake is beyond my technical skills too Kim! I am glad you are enjoying the book, it’s certainly divided my friends!

  • Could save them for Halloween. LOL LOL LOL Everything is supose to be looking like 50 shades of Gray then. LOL LOL LOL

    • Oh dear lord haha!! Halloween is going to be interesting this year!

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