Skip to comments.Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can
Posted on 07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT by Enterprise
For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his Science of Cooking class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter from a can, then cooking it for one minute in a microwave. You can also cook it in a traditional oven, and they say it will cook faster than typical batter because the spraying helps release air bubbles inside, prompting it to rise in the absence of baking soda or baking powder.
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“Both are careful to say that Spray Cake isn’t meant to replace cakes baked lovingly from scratch, but is instead an improvement over ready-bake mixes.”
Boy, that dump cake lady ain’t gonna be happy about this!
Perhaps they shall call it Cake Whiz.
So.... load this stuff into a a 3D printer and one could have a custom cake shop. Cakes ready in 5 minutes.
Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but if this was invented on the Harvard campus, in a Harvard dorm (house), on Harvard class time, dollars to doughnuts Harvard will lay claim to all royalties, profits, proceeds, and everything else monetary/financial related to the invention.
EasyBake in a Can!
Harvard owns Facebook?
I can visualize this stuff being sold in a 1950s TV advert. Some young woman is planning a party, but she realizes that she doesn’t have time to bake a swell cake...
Harvard owns anything invented/created at Harvard and/or on Harvard property.
Personally, I hope they can keep their patent and make a fortune, but...
Aye, ya can eat spray cake, but it tastes like..............................
Cause it took one minute to bake it
I wasn’t sure that we could fake it,
But we’ll never have that recipe again!
Whooah ohhhhhhhh, whoooooooooaahhh ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Comments on this thread crack me up!!
As Betty the Crock has crossed over to promote the joy of being ‘gay’ Perhaps this new cake will possibly take her place. Can we now have spray pancakes and waffles? Cookies?
Spray your cake and heat it too.
Seriously, how long does it take to mix a boxed cake? Two or three minutes? I’ll bet this product won’t be cheap, either.
With this invention, Marie Antoinette could have saved her head!
“Let them spray cake.”
Would a piece of the best cake on the planet make you feel better: Obama cake?
Crack: Yes, If they could put CRACK OR POT in a can, then they will really have a best seller. A person can dream can't he?
bet it doesn’t taste anything like the ones I make from scratch....or even a good box mix
“Both are careful to say that Spray Cake isnt meant to replace cakes baked lovingly from scratch, but is instead an improvement over ready-bake mixes.
Boy, that dump cake lady aint gonna be happy about this!”
Except in double blind taste test the cake mix cakes almost always taste as good or better than scratch ones
Would we have to print cakes for the perverts?
Or maybe Sprayke, but "Cake Whiz" is hard to beat.
Totally not sustainable. Totally.
“Spray” in 4 more slices.
( hat tip to Larry, Curly, and Moe )
Let me know when someone invents spray pie. Cake? Meh.
Yep.....I’ll be somewhere buried in the rule book about student’s rights and responsibilities is something about “intellectual property.”
The FLOTUS is not amused.
Comes in 4 flavors: chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and bacon. Mmmm, bacon ;-)
But you still have to cook it..
All they need to do now is develop as heated nozzle that will bake the batter as it exits the can.
You are an accomplished person. Unfortunately for me, a spray cake is better than something I could concoct.
MacArthur Park. I still don’t know if I like that song. I do like your post though! :)
Spray cake. Coming soon to Fraternity and Sorority hazings.
AFAIC: Harvard is welcome to all it can steal from them.
Good idea! In time, when a same sex couple comes to a bakery and demands a wedding cake, the owner need only hand them cans of spray cake, show them the 3-D printer, and charge them 1,000 dollars.
Not baked lovingly from scratch? I don’t know what I would do if I found out that Twinkies and HO HO’s weren’t baked lovingly from scratch.
Mmmmmmmm - BACON CAKE!
No spoon? I’m gonna look pretty silly trying to lick the nozzle.
Some things quietly pass into history, without a decent burial. Alas, the cake mix spoon. Gone too soon.
You could always get a quality box mix (if you like chocolate I recommend Ghiradelli mixes). They are easy and come out just fine. But if too intimidating then go to the bakery or (sigh) buy a can of spray cake. I may have to track it down just to see what it actually tastes like
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