Ramsay's Bad Boy Bakery cakes from Brixton prison

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  2. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    You know that programme is 50% artificial don't you?
     
  3. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    How so?
     
  4. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    photoshopped
     
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  5. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Great idea and project.
    I have some initial reservations about the branding. It is fun and appealing and I'd buy it but not convinced whether bigging up being a Bad Boy is a entirely in line with the project aims.

    Fine Cell is another superb venture.
     
  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Link please.

    Here's a Guardian article:
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, if you're in prison you generally are a bad boy, and I think the name is catchy and distinctive enough to stand out. I was full of reservations at first, but I think the project is a great idea.
     
  8. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I'd like to think that you are in prison because you have been a bad boy - and that the project is about giving people a sense of worth and helping them to not be bad boys.

    Other than that, yes it is catchy and distinctive and memorable and in a good cause. I'm sure it will do well.
     
  9. maldwyn

    maldwyn What?

    Couldn't they give their products catchy names too: Batteredburg, SwissCottageRolled etc
     
  10. WouldBe

    WouldBe non smoking

    Aren't you supposed to smuggle things into prison baked in cakes, not the other way round? :eek: :D
     
  11. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    IIRC someone was on here saying their mates (who weren't in HMP Brixton) had been auditioned for the show. I assumed they were partly using people just let out on probation, but it was never confirmed...
     
  12. mack

    mack Fact Me Till I Fart

    I was in Nero the other day when a customer asked one of the Baristas for a Bad Boy cake, should have seen the look on her face!

    Anyway are these the Lemon drizzle cakes? No doubt made with the prisoners special sauce.
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That was me. And I was saying that my friend was auditioned for the TV trailer. The prisoners in the series are real.
     
  14. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I noticed that the trailers recreated scenes from the actual series with actors. I thought it was a really weird thing to do. Why?
     
  15. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

    Ah, I see....thanks for the clarification :)
     
  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think I might know - might it be because they stopped Ramsay coming into the prison towards the end?
     
  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    No, because the trailer featured a scene - with actors - with Ramsay telling the inmates that they would be making fairy cakes. And then in the programme itself there was the exact same scene but with the actual inmates.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Maybe the inmates just didn't fancy acting in the advert.
     
  19. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Maybe they weren't allowed to appear in the advert.
     
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Eh? Why not just use the scene from the programme in the trailer. As per normal practice.
     
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I don't see why they would be allowed to appear in several hour-long programmes, but not in a trailer.
     
  22. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    It does strike me as a bit peculiar I do agree.
     
  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Someone can write to them and ask if they're that interested.
    Can't say I'm really that bothered.
     
  24. King Biscuit Time

    King Biscuit Time Well-Known Member

    Possibly because being filmed by Channel 4 while you do something in prison is different to actually making a commercial advert for Channel 4 whilst in prison?

    Only a guess mind.
     
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  25. dolly's gal

    dolly's gal killing things

    when did you buy that ed? Seth and I were chatting after the programme last night and wondered if they were still being stocked...
     
  26. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    King Biscuit :hmm:
    Need I ask where you fall in the BadBoy Cake hierarchy?
     
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Caffe Nero, Brixton. Tasty it was too.
     
  28. dolly's gal

    dolly's gal killing things

    when though? today? or...
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sunday.
     
  30. dolly's gal

    dolly's gal killing things

    ah. still being stocked. interesting... :)
     

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