I recently read about Lily Vanilli and her morbid cakes such as cemetery cupcakes with gingerbread biscuit gravestones sticking out of the icing, squeamish glossy and dripping heart shaped cakes (I’m talking about the muscle here!), zombie cupcakes and so on. You get the picture. The shock factor though, isn’t the only talking point on her cakes. She has a bakery on Columbia Road which is much more savoury in tone yet sweet. The bakery is full of delicious cakes, tarts and muffins and some seriously good “stuff on toast” – toasted sourdough with roasted veg and cheese melted on top. I had a wonderful lunch there today and loved the fun, slightly frivolous, approach to the bakery. It is yummy and endearing, just like the name. Lily has a couple of cookbooks out: A Zombie Ate My Cupcake and Sweet Tooth. You can find the bakery open on Sundays in The Courtyard on Columbia Road.