Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Immune Cell Cupcakes

This post will be brief in that it is more about making a treat look good than it is about the actual cooking.

Last week one of my classmates took her prelim, the exam that determines if you are a tried-and-true PhD candidate. She works on immunology, so a friend and I decided to make her some sciency cupcakes. The cakes themselves are Pillsbury Funfetti and the frosting is a basic buttercream with some lemon extract mixed in. After choosing our designs and colors, we went to town. We made T-cells, B-cells, follicular dendritic cells (the giant octopus-thing above), antibodies, and even a little mouse cartoon. I mostly wanted to share this picture because it shows that with a little thought you can impress your friends and family with simple pandering to their tastes. Mom will love a cake with her favorite flowers on it, even if they are a little roughly (read "rustically") done.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Heh, that's awesome. Have you ever been to Not So Humble Pie? She does a lot of sciency baked goods.