This is Your Brain…In Cake

I’ve been waiting for Cake Wrecks to feature something science-y, and I’m not disappointed in Thursday’s post, They Think They’re Organic , which features a brain, a kidney, a heart and an entire digestive tract, all made out of cake. (Much more impressive than the dinosaur cakes.)The brain, as you...

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It's cake, not cannibalism. (Courtesy of Cake Wrecks)




I’ve been waiting for Cake Wrecks to feature something science-y, and I’m not disappointed in Thursday’s post, They Think They’re Organic , which features a brain, a kidney, a heart and an entire digestive tract, all made out of cake. ( Much more impressive than the dinosaur cakes.)



The brain, as you can see, isn’t all that wreckalicious in my view. Of course, I do keep a squishy brain (stress ball) at my desk, and our blog overseer has several brain items in her office. (She now has a brain-shaped jello mold sitting on one shelf, just waiting for its inaugural use.)



All that said, though, I have to agree with the Wreck status bestowed on the other three cakes. Amanda, who writes our sister blog Food and Think, pointed out that these cakes shine in a way that is far too reminiscent of the organs’ actual origin. Then again, she’s not too fond of eating organ meat. And neither am I.
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Sarah Zielinski is an award-winning science writer and editor. She is a contributing writer in science for Smithsonian.com and blogs at Wild Things, which appears on Science News.

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