Prince William and his blushing bride to be Kate Middleton have a secret, they're vampires. This picture clearly shows fangs and red eyes. I bet they only feed only blue blooded victims though!

We might be doing badges of this as part of our Royal Wedding celebrations in April!!!



We started stocking these awesome greetings cards a few weeks ago! They really are beautiful and we're on a mission to ensure the World sits up and takes notice of how good they are.

Designed by talented illustrator Nicole Thomson (we think she's going to go very far indeed) the cards are individually screen printed onto white 100% recycled card & sold with recycled kraft envelope. We're selling them at Maiden for three quid each. That's a total bargain isn't it?!

So next time you round Shoreditch way you better drop by and stock up on these gorgeous cards before they all sell out!



More delightful retro royal wedding items have arrived since our last post. Check them out! They're all available at Maiden and we will soon be uploading a selection on to our online shop www.maidenshop.com

We're also going full steam ahead with our plans for a Royal Wedding Bonanza in April. We're doing a special Charles and Diana themed shop window and our basement will be entirely devoted to Royal Weddings past and present. The Mad Artists Tea Party are doing awesome wedding cakes and East End Prints are commissioning some of their artists to create work based around the theme of the Royal Wedding.


Subversive Royal Wedding Celebrations at MAIDEN

This April Maiden in Shoreditch will be going Royal Wedding crazy… but there’s a twist. Kate and William will be virtually absent from these celebrations because during April at Maiden it’s all about Charles & Diana’s wedding of 1981. The Mad Artists Tea Party gang are also going to be selling some very subversive cakes celebrating past and present Royal Weddings (yes you are right to be afraid), and will also branching out with the sale of bacon bouquets the wedding breakfast of choice!

On 29th July 1981 an estimated 700 million people watched Lady Diana Spencer walk up the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral (it took some effort as the train of her wedding dress was 25 feet in length) to meet HRH Prince of Wales. 600,000 people lined the streets of London hoping to catch a glimpse of the blushing bride and her Prince Charming. Those who are old enough to remember the day will always remember it fondly.

The team at Maiden have spent weeks collecting an amazing array of memorabilia and souvenirs from the Royal Wedding of 30 years ago. Mugs, tea towels, newspapers from day, souvenir magazines, jewelery, biscuit tins, money boxes, framed pictures, books, jigsaws, all of them in mint condition will be on sale at affordable prices starting from £5 for a mug. The walls of the shop’s basement will be covered with newspaper pages and photographs from the day, which is also the location where some pretty bonkers cakes celebrating the royal wedding can be found!


Rude valentines cakes at Maiden!


We have a limited supply of these freshly baked and VERY RUDE Valentines cupcakes. They're only £2 each!! Swing by Maiden on Shoreditch High Street and grab some before they sell out!!


Giant Miffy light is back at Maiden!!


Our giant Miffy Lights are back in stock ! This Miffy is 80cm high x 40cm wide and will certainly brighten up your life!!

You can buy one online here http://maiden.bigcartel.com/product/giant-miffy-light

If the giant Miffy is simply too much for you to handle then you could always purchase the smaller version which is 50cm high http://maiden.bigcartel.com/product/miffy-light



These awesome ceramic egg cups have been flying off our shelves ever since we started stocking them last year. If our sales figures are anything to go by then the old adage that Britain is a nation of animal lovers is most certainly true!

We sell our egg cups for £7.50 , but Liberty (our favourite department store in the entire universe - we worship you Liberty) sells them for a whopping £10.95. So there we go; Maiden is better value than Liberty!

Come and grab some of these delightful little creatures when you are next in Shoreditch or log on to our online shop www.maidenshop.com where you will find the entire range.

There are so many different animal face egg cups to choose from.... a pig, a sheep, a cow, a mallard, a puffin, an eagle, a tiger .... the list is virtually endless.


Some of the guys behind last Halloween's Eat Your Heart Out event at Maiden have teamed up with the London Dungeon for a really sick Valentines Day treat for all you couples out there. Looks fun. Wish I wasn't single!

In typical subversive style, London’s top scare attraction, The London Dungeon, is doling out cupcakes with a difference this Valentine’s Day (14th February 2011). Forget sugar candied heart shapes and pretty flowers, and think oozing, gruesome human hearts. The attraction is teaming up with the notorious Miss Cakehead, famed for the incomparable ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ cake shop, and inviting those who prefer their romance with a bit more bite to eat their hearts out. Couples visiting the dungeons on February 14th will be given a heart ventricle cupcake to eat amongst the horror of the attraction’s Blood & Guts exhibition; a recreation of a filthy makeshift operating theatre where a blundering butcher surgeon performs horrific blood soaked surgery in graphic detail (on even the most unwilling of patients)! So the big question is do you have the stomach to literally eat your loved one’s heart out?

I know I can stomach it (I’d do anything for love as Meatloaf says) but can you?..



Awesome baker and official cake pop queen Molly Bakes has taken residency in our window until Valentines Day!

We'll be selling a fabulous range of handmade cake pops and cup cakes with prices starting at just £2.50.

For just 50p extra Molly will ice a personalised message (maximum of seven characters) on to your cake pop and have it ready for collection by Valentines Day! How amazing is that?!

We're also selling Molly's signature handmade giant cupcakes and a lovely heart shaped box of cake pops as well!

Come on down and share the love!!


Valentines windows are nearly finished!


We've been busy painting and decorating our windows for Valentines Day! We've used some of our super Giant Playing Cards as part of the display!