Earlier this week we reported on the puzzle of the toast Taj Mahal found in Peckham. The masterpiece was discovered at the end of Queens Road and declared London’s Greatest High-Carb Mystery by literally no-one but us.
Since then the creators of the model have come forward, revealing themselves as events company The Robin Collective. They run a night called House of Toast at Drink, Shop & Do in King’s Cross, where visitors can make architectural models out of thick-sliced white. They say photographer Abi Green took the Taj home after a shoot, only to have her girlfriend get sick of it and cast it out on to the street – which is where it was snapped.
Anyway, enough dwelling on the past. There’s a new toast sculpture in town and its mystery message is much more important. A recreation of Rome’s Colosseum has been found, also in Peckham. It’s made of white bread, toasted to a medium level – there’s some good browning there – and curved into a circle. The model features the hashtag ‘#DontMuteRep’, written on a piece of toast in the middle of the structure. SO MUCH MYSTERY. (Actually, not that much mystery.)
The message refers to the plight of youth radio station Reprezent 107.3FM, which is facing closure due to funding cuts. The station’s trying to raise money to launch on DAB and FM next year and writes on its IndieGogo page: ‘We are also a vital platform for thousands of young and emerging artists – just ask Stormzy and Novelist, both on the BBC Sound of 2015 and both uncovered by us.’