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Learn how to make an Animal Cell Cake! What can only be seen under a microscope can now cover an entire serving plate. What was once unseeable can now be Seen, Touched, and EATEN!

Cut yourself a wedge for dessert or SNACK on a Nucleus, Lyosome, or some Chromatin!

This is a cake made to look like an animal cell. I made it because it was a science project, but I thought it would be a good instructable. So hey! Two assignments down with one project! How is that for efficient and creative? You too can REUSE your projects for multiple assignments. But, you might want to ask your teacher first if it is OK to recycle your projects.

The cake looks exactly like the inside of an animal cell and tastes amazing.

IF YOU HAVE NUT ALLERGIES USE SOMETHING OTHER THAN ALMONDS!!!!!!!

Enjoy as a great SNACK or dessert and feel free to use this as a guide for your next Science project.

What will the DIS Demon Makers come up with next?

Step 1: Ingredients and Topping

For the Cake

  • Cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil

For the Topping

  • Sour gummi worms (Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum)
  • Gummi worms (Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum)
  • Marshmallow circus peanuts (Mitochondrion)
  • 2 bottles of different color decorating gel
    • Green (Nuclear Membrane)
    • White (Chromatin)
  • Twizzlers Bites (Centriole)
  • Football Gummies (Lyosome)
  • Fat Free Rip rolls -(Golgi Apparatus)
  • 1 Sugar Cookie (Nucleus)
  • Rich and creamy vanilla frosting (Cell Membrane)
  • Chocolate frosting (Cytoplasm)
  • Lemonhead (Nucleolus)
  • Sprinkles (Ribosomes)
  • Almonds (Vacuole)

Step 2: Tools

Your basic cake baking and decorating tools

  • Spatula
  • Mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • 2-9in round baking pans
  • Oven

Step 3: Wash and Preheat

  • Wash your hands
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 4: Mix and Bake

Follow directions on cake mix box for mixing and baking cake batter.

  • Pour cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water into a mixing bowl
  • Mix with power mixer constantly scraping sides with a spatula
  • Pour into baking pans
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes

Step 5: Decorate (Cytoplasm and Cell Membrane)

With spatula spread chocolate and white frosting

Chocolate should be applied between cake layers and top as Cytoplasm

White should be used on outside edge as Cell Membrane

Step 6: Decorate Anatomy of Cell

Use the ingredients list and diagram to layout the parts of a Cell.

Admire for a little bit, take some pictures, send it out on your favorite social media, then...

EAT IT!

This is a great tasting snack, for a family or just friends.

Need a great Biology project? Here you go. Make it and take it to class for all your friends and teacher!

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<p>Awsome </p>
<p>That's so funny! The only thing is, is that it's not really a snack, but a dessert.</p><p>(Still looks delicious) </p>
<p>Ha Ha... I guess it is all relative to your portion size. Perhaps just snack on the nucleus of the cake? Your comment reminds me of a debate I had with a 6 year old once on the difference between a Snack and a Treat. Thanks for your comment. </p>

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