Hey, sweet tooth, how's Lent working out for you? Well, maybe now's not the time to tell you about this world-first: an 'edible hotel' in which everything is sugary sweet and everything upon everything is edible.
If it sounds like something straight from the pages of Dr. Seuss, believe it. This real-life sugar shack features a meringue and marshmallow rug, fudge windowsills, vanilla sponge cushions, and walls clad in macaroons. You can literally sink your teeth into the furnishings.
According to an article in the Daily Mail, the new Cake Hotel located in London's Soho was the brain child of Tate & Lyle Sugars. And the white stuff is something the hotel is not lacking. Apparently, decorators-cum-bakers spent 900 hours and more than 600 kilos of sugar decking the halls.
Guests can literally 'sample' from eight different themed rooms, and the bookings have already begun. You can almost smell the tooth decay from here...
"We think the cake hotel perfectly captures the excitement, inspiration and expertise behind the creation of our new range of golden and brown cane sugars," said James Whiteley, Tate & Lyle Sugars Senior Brand Manager. "We hope that through the cake hotel we can showcase the versatility of golden and brown cane sugars and inspire people to get creative in the kitchen."
Frankly, I feel a little sick just reading about it... Much like the summer I worked at Dairy Queen and went home reeking of hot fudge sauce.
Too much of a good thing? And what, pray tell, would you eat first? The caramel popcorn-filled bathtub, hands down.