Help! I Need Ideas!

Decorating By abra526 Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 3:44am by abra526

abra526 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 3:16am
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I work in a hospital laboratory. Our lab week celebration is coming up next month. Every year we have a lab specien look-a-like contest. The rules are it has to look like a lab specimen and made completly of edible materials. I thought what better food medium to make it from than cake?! I'm just running low on ideas. Stool samples are too easy, so be creative for me! Thanks in advance!

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SugarFrosted Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 3:35am
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How about a petrie dish with bacterial growth? A number of years ago I was asked to make a birthday cake for a lab tech whose birthday had been inadvertently forgotten.

Here's a link:
http://www.sugarfrosted.com/displayimage.php?pos=-259

If I made it these days, I'd probably use piping gel for the culture medium shine. I don't know what you have in mind, but this thing was a hit.

Another idea:
Previously I had made an amputated leg birthday cake, complete with toe tag, for a pathologist who is in this same group of people.

Here's the leg link. Sorry, it was a scanned image so it looks soft:
http://www.sugarfrosted.com/displayimage.php?pos=-265

Good luck! I want to see a pic of whatever you decide to do! I worked as an ER nurse for 10 years so I know that nothing is safe from the strange/irreverent sense of humor medical personel have.icon_smile.gif

abra526 Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 3:44am
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Those are both really cute ideas! I too had thought about an amputated foot, I've just never done anything quite that detailed. If I do it, I'm going all out, gangrenous wounds, and fungus filled toenails! Thanks for the ideas!

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