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Scientifically Accurate Planetary Structural Layer Cakes by Cakecrumbs

Meet Rhiannon: a self-taught chef from Australia, whose cross-sectional photos of planet cakes have gone viral on the Internet within a couple of weeks. A 25-year-old Zoology graduate from Australia bakes cakes that are scientifically accurate and portray all the layers within Jupiter and Earth. In her recipes, mudcake becomes Jupiter’s theoretical rock/ice core, almond butter serves as the  liquid metallic hydrogen, and colored vanilla is used to imitate  the liquid molecular hydrogen.

Besides the layers that you find as you cut the cake, the decoration of the outer layer deserves separate praise words. Both planets are drawn with powder, liquid, gel paste and great attention to detail, staying true to the contours of the continents of the Earth and capturing swirls on Jupiter.  Because of all the questions about the recipes that Rhiannon received to her mailbox, the young baker even shot a video tutorial of how the cakes are made.


Structural Layer Cake Tutorial

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  • Pamela

    Love to bake like that also. Weeeeh!