Gather ’round, folks, as I tell you the tale of a pulsar cake. It is a tale full of wonder and magic and sugar. Every year at Goddard, there’s a big poster party where astrophysicists mingle with planetary and Earth … Continue reading
We had two high school interning with us this summer, A and B. In the month they were here these two young ladies screened ~3500 transposon mutants and identified several with the phenotype of interest. Needless to say, we’ve been very happy to have them with us and to thank them for their time, I made a cake. WOOO CAKE! Continue reading
Now that I had pie chart cookies, I needed to make a representation of the fecal sample. I briefly considered making a realistic poo log, but quickly decided against it. After all, I wanted people to actually eat the cake. I spent enough time thinking about making a bloody poo cake to fully plan it out (chocolate-frosted red velvet cake with a cherry-based filling, so that when cut open red chunks would ooze out) but ultimately decided against that as well. The Human Microbiome Project only reported on healthy humans. Finally, I decided on a stylized poo made from chocolate fudge cake and a chocolate and Nutella frosting.