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Periodic Table Cupcakes

In by Katherine, Dessert First on November 27 at 9:36 pm

Edit: Pictures of the Watchmen cupcakes are up for all you cupcake lovers over at Reddit.

I helped my little sister bake these periodic table cupcakes for her birthday party tomorrow.

A periodic table made entirely out of cupcakes.

She’s a chemistry nerd, so everything had to be exactly correct.  Astute chem majors will notice the color-coded icing for solids, liquids, and gases, as well as the empty cupcake liner for as-yet-undiscovered element ununseptium.

(Though when it came time for me to take a picture with the completed cupcakes, she mysteriously could not find her ultra-dorky safety goggles that I wanted to wear for it.)

By the time the flour from the day’s baking had settled, we had emptied 2 bags of powdered sugar, 1 bag of brown sugar, 1 bag of white sugar, 16 eggs, and and 17 sticks of butter.

Shoutouts to Ellie and Marissa for helping with the other metals, metalloids, and nonmetals, as well as to the best four elements on the table: Berkelium, Californium, Lawrencium, and Seaborgium.  Oh, what?  Stanfurdium?  What?  Oh, sorry, there isn’t one.  Boom.

Chemistry cupcakes in the shape of the periodic table.

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  1. Katherine didn’t used to wear goggles…

  2. you guys are so intense!

  3. I like it, Science is so Yummy!

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  7. I love it! How cute, and one missing ;)

  8. Bravo! The periodic cupcakes are brilliant. I will do this for my scientist husband birthday party next year. =)

  9. I WAS THERE :D :D Though only for an hour. pure awesomeness :):):):):)

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  12. LOVE THEM! You must’ve put in a lot of effort. What’s for next year? :D

  13. [...] Kartherine says: She’s a chemistry nerd, so everything had to be exactly correct.  Astute chem majors will notice the color-coded icing for solids, liquids, and gases, as well as the empty cupcake liner for as-yet-undiscovered element ununseptium. […] [...]

  14. Silly people, Ununseptium (the missing element) hasn’t been discovered yet. Well, and it’s hard to not bake all those cupcakes and not eat one!

  15. Taste good, but will increase your Atomic Weight.

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  19. Who’s that girl in the photo? She’s pretty cute!

  20. lovely. the cakes and the girl ;)

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  22. This is ridiculously awesome. Cheers!

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  27. omg, i love this! haha nice job!! :)

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  34. This is sweet. Actually though 3 years ago my brother was married and his groom “cake” was exactly this. Both he and his wife were chemistry geeks so we all loved it. It was also a hit with all the people because it was something new.

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  45. I want to do this for a science project (I’m a freshman:) He said be creative…I think this covers that. Each student has at least 2 of the elements so they will eat theirs when I bring it in(:
    How long did it take making these? And can they be out for a while like overnight? Or in the fridge?

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  48. That is a terrific idea and lots of work! Once did cell cakes with elementary class of visually ipaired students. We used icing and candies for the cell parts. That. was fun, too!

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  50. This is so awesome. I might try this with a friend. Would you please let me know exactly how much of what did it take to make these? Thank you :D

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