This is the cake I have been dying to share with you.
As you may or may not know, I am also a full-time student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Even as a psychology major, I don’t do well with hardcore science. Like chemistry or biology stuff. That being said, science electives are required no matter what (boohoo) so I HAD to take a science class this year. So, I decided on taking an Earth and Ocean Systems class, revolving around the study of Ocean Ecosystems. With the class over and done with, I can genuinely say I enjoyed this class! Although my grade would speak otherwise to some extent, I learned a lot about our planet, about the importance of the ocean, and the extraordinary and abundant microscopic life that is contained with our beautiful oceans.
So, when our professor encouraged us to get creative with our final assignments, right away I knew I wanted to do my project in cake form. All throughout high school I did my projects in cake form. I was absolutely thrilled when I was given the go-ahead from my prof! The cake served as the creative portion of my project on “Sea-ice Diatoms and their Adaptations in the Arctic”. This cake was thus inspired by Victorian diatom art, which I think is just beautiful! Diatoms are essentially important primary producers of energy in the ocean, so when their discovery emerged with the creation of the microscope, the Victorian era saw a surge of diatom art, wherein individuals would take water samples from bodies of water and then search for diatoms within them, and then arrange these diatoms in a beautiful, intracite pattern as in below.
It is simply exquisite, don’t you think?
Here is my diatom art inspired cake for my class project:
This baby got me that much needed A! Woop!
Let me know what you think of this creation in the comments below!