Monday, January 17, 2011

Scientific Groom's Cake

This is the groom's cake that sat alongside the Mango Calla Lilly Wedding Cake at Sweetwater Branch Inn.

Jeremiah & Megan are in the same doctoral program I was in at the University of Florida. Jeremiah specifically studies pain receptors and uses an apparatus that looks a lot like this one (and is technically called a Thermal Preference Apparatus):


So the goal for the groom's cake was to replicate it! Here's the cake:

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake
The yellow is all buttercream. The walls of the apparatus were made of gum paste that was allowed to dry for 1 week. The other decorations are fondant, and the numbers are hand-piped with royal icing.

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake
Oh, and the little rat was made out of modeling chocolate.

modeling chocolate rat thermal preference apparatus cake

5 comments:

lora said...

So fabulous! Love the rat.

Jea said...

VERY good... Looks esactly like the original

Lela said...

I had to show my kids this cake and they all thought it was pretty darn amazing!!!!!

Linds said...

Mel, that is AMAZING! I just burst out laughing (in a good way) when I saw this cake. I tried to explain it to my coworkers but they just walked away shaking their heads :)

I LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

Your friends are into animal testing, huh? :| Not cool!

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