In celebration of my last ever chemistry lesson, I made a cake. Not just any cake, this was a periodic table of the elements cake (or an abstract take on it) I made a carrot cake using a recipe from Avoca (any cooks or bakers out there, check these books out.. they are amazing) I iced it with a cream cheese frosting, but the fun part was the little squares of icing which I made, coloured to pink, green, blue and purple with black icing to pipe the letters. I stuck them to the cake so they were in a nice colour arrangement (the initial idea of putting the entire periodic table on a cake didn't happen, because I don't have a big enough cake tin, and there are only three people in my chemistry class.)
I iced the cake the night before, and when I saw it in the morning I found that the little squares had bled their colour a little, which was fine (okay it did bug me a bit, cause I am a perfectionist!)
Anyway it tasted really good, and the rest of the science department had devoured it by lunch, here it is...
xox Niamh xox