I made this cake for the retirement party of a Chemistry Professor at Centenary College. I actually worked for the professor last spring so I was honored when I was asked to make her a chemistry cake for her retirement party.
The cake was covered in brown fondant on the sides and then black fondant on top to look like the top of a chemistry lab bench.To make the test tube I rolled out a log of fondant and then used a ball tool to make an indentation in one end for the opening. Some red fondant painted with water was used for the “spilled chemical”. I used edible markers to label and mark the test tube, beaker, and writing on the note pad.
The periodic table was printed out using an edible image printer and put onto white fondant. For the beaker I wrapped fondant around a canister that I first wrapped in wax paper. Once the fondant was dry I slid it off and painted it with silver luster dust. I filled the beaker with a little piping gel mixed with blue food coloring to make it look like CuCl2, which is blue in color.
The pencil was made using a yellow-orange fondant that I put through my extruder with a hexagon shape on it. I then trimmed the end to a point and colored in black and used fondant painted silver for the top, then capped it off with a fondant eraser.
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