With the new series of The Great British Bake Off starting this week, fans have taken to Twitter en-masse to celebrate. Amidst the tweeting frenzy of Mary Berry fans all over the UK, @RSLiterature (Royal Society of Literature), in a stroke of genius, managed to combine the love of cake and literature and turn it into a witty, trending topic; to the delight of all arts fanatics everywhere #LiteraryCakes was born. Although there were many delicious puns to choose from, Impact Arts has carefully scoured Twitter to select our five favourite concoctions.
- SHAKESPEAREAN SOUFFLÉS
The answer to the age old question – ‘To cake, or not to cake?’ Always cake, Shakespeare, always cake.
- Much Ado About Muffin
- Taming of the Strudel
- All’s Well That Bakewell
- HARRY POTTER PASTRIES
As Harry returns to Hogwarts each year he faces greater and greater danger… of putting on the pounds. Will he crumble in the face of calories?
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Scone
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Marzipan
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Marshmallows
- VICTORIA-N SPONGES
‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of some cake.’
- Pride and Profiteroles
- Tart of Darkness
- The Hound of the Baked Alaskavilles
- OTHER CLASSIC CRUMBLES
What you were really thinking about during GSCE and A level classes.
- Of Mice and Gingerbread Men
- To Kill A Battenburg
- The Great Gateau-sby
- POP TART-ULAR FICTION
Any lingering Christian Grey fantasies will be blown away by these much sweeter alternatives.
- Fifty Soufflés of Grey
- A Game of Scones – A Song of Icing and Fire
- The Fault in Our Tarts
Can you think of any better #LiteraryCakes? Tweet us your classic concoctions @ImpactArtsTeam or comment below.
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