Math ?

Decorating By kimmills34 Updated 25 Mar 2011 , 5:12pm by kimmills34

kimmills34 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:03pm
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Math cake??? Need to make a cake for a student studying maths n needs some ideas. HELP please

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AmysCakesNCandies Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:25pm
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You could do a tiered cake with equations on it. Maybe do several different vibrant colors on black fondant with the equations scaled to look like they are coming toward or moving away

malene541 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:25pm
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You could go "old school" and do one of those bead counter things. Sorry, not sure on the name of it. They have different rows of beads and each row is a different color. ??

KarenOR Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:32pm
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It's an abacus.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:40pm
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There are many math-themed cakes in the gallery. Here's the link.

You could also do something with the ancient, famous Greek mathematicians. The word 'mathematics' came from there. You could make figures of the different people holding or doing something they are famous for, such as have Archimedes in his bathtub, Thales holding a pyramid, etc.

cakesrock Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:43pm
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What about a calculator?

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:47pm
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Or you could just do a cake about Archimedes. That would be neat. Put him in his bathtub and have all kinds of things that he discovered, invented, or have something to do with his work on the floor around him. A cylinder, sphere, golden crown, Archimedes screw, the Pi symbol, etc. Don't forget to include the word 'eureka!' check out the above link for more about him.

I hope you post your cake when you're finished.

sillywabbitz Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 1:37pm
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Is this for undergraduate maths or graduate level maths? I studied Math so I'm thinking as an undergraduate equations like the pythagarian theorem, an integration equation etc would be really cute. For graduate level I would do the Greek symbols of all the crazy stuff they have to work on. But honestly I think the best cake would be to put this Far Side cartoon on a cake because every math major in history feels this way most of the timeicon_smile.gif

kimmills34 Posted 25 Mar 2011 , 5:12pm
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Wow thanks everybody you all have giving me so many ideas. He is an undergrad , cakes not do till May so I've got plenty of time to come up with something incredible. With all these ideas I can't go wrong. Thanks again everybody. Now off to do my first topsy turveyan with me luck.

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