My friend's son is having a Mad Science birthday party. His mom and I have been talking about this COOL cake I'm going to do (mom's idea) but the kid stopped me in the hall at school and said "are you making a cake for my birthday?....I don't really like cake." He wants cookies. No icing. OK...
Well I do have a cool cake idea with a hexagon on the bottom and a smaller round on top with pillars so there's a gap between the layers...dry ice in the center of the hexagon pouring steam out all around the cake. Fun stuff on top - beakers full of candy, sparklers (maybe, my daughter's suggestion, more dry ice, slime, etc.).
So is there any way to tie in cookies? I'm thinking I could cut the board big and just pile chocolate chip and sugar cookies around the hexagon layer but...boring. Any suggestions?
Maybe, if it's OK with teh birthday boy, I could decorate the sugar cookies with the Mad Science logo...pile them in the front, chocolate chips in the back.
how about the beaker on top of the cake with "exploding" cookies. Some cookies in the beaker and then some flowing out and down the cake. Like a cookie science experiment. Just an idea.
then spell his name in the cookies
Sorry, this isn't really a suggestion, but I thought this post was too funny! My son is having a Mad Science party next month and he doesn't like cake either!
What if your base or other layer was one of those giant choc chip cookies?
I think as long as the cake relates to something the kid likes, he will love the cake, even when he doesn't eat cake.
My 25 year old son doesn't like cake but loves RKT. I make him a two tiered RKT cake each year for his birthday and decorate it just like any other birthday cake.
Just a correction to my last post. I meant to say "this year" not "each year". Anyway it's a great alternative to a decorated cake and Wilton has a picture and receipe on their website for a tiered wedding cake. I made mine just yesterday and he loved it. To you this maybe a stupid idea but I love it myself.
I think the cookie experiment would be great. Maybe the experiment could be trying to turn a cake into cookies.
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Thanks for the ideas! Those cookies are cute!! I went crazy buying candy today. I have a few small beakers and test tubes but my friend is looking for one larger beaker to be a focal point. If she finds one, I would like to use the cookies for that - maybe fill it with pudding, break a few cookies on top of the pudding, and then have mini chips ahoy exploding out of the beaker. I bought florist wire I'll try to attach to the cookies and have them shooting out. Maybe that'll be the beaker I have the dry ice steaming out of. Then I'll have regular sized chocolate chip cookies around the base. This is goign to be a BIG party...it'll be a huge cake, a ridiculous amount of candy, and then cookies all over the place...this is going to be so fun!
What about cookies in the shape of creapy fingers. Or other bug shapes that are "crawling" all over the cake. ?? It's a little "less science" but more "mad scientist".
My son says the atom cookie pictured is a Lithium 7 isotope with a neutral charge. (Guess what he's getting for his birthday?)
LOL, ask your son what the simple helix thing is that I saw on a cake picture somewhere (but can't find now) - like gumballs attached to toothpics...looking for pictures to see what that is exactly to think about making one, my search just comes up with DNA helixes (helices?) so I'm thinking that what I saw is something different. Maybe it was some kind of chemistry compound model....? Obviously I have no idea what I'm talking about!