Move over Red Velvet, there’s a new cake in town
INDULGE IN THE DARKER SIDE AS THE LONGER NIGHTS DRAW IN
Black Velvet Cupcakes arrive in London this Friday.
Be the first to try!
The limited edition insta-worthy dessert will go on the menu at The Crown & Barrel; restaurant of The Gunpowder Plot Immersive at the Tower of London. Black Velvet Cupcakes have the same tasty greatness as a Red Velvet but with a darker ‘explosive’ twist.
The new menu item is made in partnership with novelty cake maker Adams Cakes; it marks the arrival of the Autumn Equinox as Brits head into longer and darker nights, 1605 plotter Guy Fawkes (from The Gunpowder Plot Immersive), will give away FREE Black Velvet Cupcakes on the morning of launch encouraging Brits to indulge in the darker side.
The iconic Red Velvet Cupcake is getting a dark and moody makeover as the insta-worthy Black Velvet Cupcake arrives in London this Friday (22nd).
NEW BLACK VELVET CUPCAKES ON THE MENU AT THE CROWN & BARREL
The new menu item has been made in partnership with award-winning novelty cake maker Adam Cox of Adams Cakes, to mark the arrival of the Autumn Equinox as Brits head into longer and darker nights. Adam is a go-to cake designer for celebrities including Jonathan Ross, Jimmy Carr, and many more.
The visually striking, limited-edition dessert will go on menus at The Crown & Barrel; restaurant and bar of The Gunpowder Plot Immersive at Tower Vaults at the Tower of London across two weeks* at £4.50.
Paying a tasty tribute to the dark and eerie events that The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 is known for, the Black Velvet Cupcake has the same tasty greatness as the Red Velvet but with a darker ‘explosive’ twist.
Instead of the vibrant scarlet cake base the Red Velvet is known for, the Black Velvet Cupcake will feature a delicious jet black fluffy sponge, paired with a soft grey cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with charcoal seasoning and edible black glitter for an added wow factor. Take a bite - and get a ‘explosion’ of popping candy for added measure - it’s a treat for all the senses.
GET YOUR HANDS ON A FREE BLACK VELVET CUPCAKE
There’s more! Draped in cloaks and wearing boots with spurs, Guy Fawkes - the famous conspirator of The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - will be giving away FREE Black Velvet Cupcakes** outside of The Crown & Barrel on the morning of launch.
Londoners on the daily commute will have their heads turned as British historical figure Guy Fawkes (from The Gunpowder Plot Immersive) will be plotting to overthrow the Red Velvet - encouraging Londoners on the daily commute to indulge in the darker side and try Autumn’s latest must-have dessert treat.
DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO THE GUNPOWDER PLOT IMMERSIVE
For those that want to go one step further, experience seekers can use the code BLACKVELVET*** to get £10 off each order to The Gunpowder Plot Immersive, which is housed in the same venue, and has been visited by celebrities including Alison Hammond and Lee Mack.
The experience offers a thrilling cloak and dagger adventure that brings to life the failed attempt by Roman Catholic plotters to blow up King James I and his Government during the state opening of Parliament on 5th November 1605.
To help recreate a feeling that audiences are at the centre of The Gunpowder Plot Immersive uses a mix of live actors, movie quality sets, virtual reality (VR), and multi-sensory effects to create a truly immersive experience. The perilous events of 1605 have gone on to inspire firework displays and bonfires throughout the country for over 400 years.
30 Dec 2023
*On the menu
The limited-edition Black Velvet Cupcakes will be on sale at The Crown & Barrel during opening hours w/c 18th September and w/c 25th September, whilst stocks last. Opening days are as follows:
w/c 18th September:
Friday 22nd September
Saturday 23rd September (Autumn Equinox)
Sunday 24th September
w/c 25th September:
Friday 29th September
Saturday 30th September
Sunday 1st October
Available for £4.50 per cupcake, whilst stocks last per day
Allergens: wheat, dairy, gluten and may contain traces of nuts
**Free Black Velvet Cupcake giveaway
FREE Black Velvet Cupcakes will be given away on 22nd September outside of The Crown & Barrel at Tower Vaults, by a representative dressed as Guy Fawkes from The Gunpowder Plot Immersive Experience. Whilst stocks last
***BLACKVELVET discount code
Brits can use code BLACKVELVET on the website (https://gunpowderimmersive.com) to get £10 off each order to The Gunpowder Plot Immersive. T&Cs apply (valid until 11.55pm 31st December 2023, £10 off 2 or more standard adult tickets).