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Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can
Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Food
KEYWORDS: batter; cake; heat; oven; rise
If I knew you were coming I would have sprayed you a cake.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

mmmmmm......cake.....


2 posted on 07/21/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Enterprise

“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!


3 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:15 PM PDT by DemforBush (Whoever double-crosses me and leaves me alive, he understands nothing about Tuco.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ping.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 9:45:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GeronL

Perhaps they shall call it Cake Whiz.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 9:46:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Enterprise

So.... load this stuff into a a 3D printer and one could have a custom cake shop. Cakes ready in 5 minutes.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 9:47:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Army Air Corps

String Cake?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 9:47:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

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.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 9:50:53 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: GeronL

Silly Cake?
Spray Cake?


9 posted on 07/21/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Enterprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HWbY8BjgQ4


10 posted on 07/21/2014 9:52:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Army Air Corps

EasyBake in a Can!


11 posted on 07/21/2014 9:52:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

12 posted on 07/21/2014 9:55:09 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Harvard owns Facebook?


13 posted on 07/21/2014 9:56:11 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: GeronL

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...


14 posted on 07/21/2014 9:57:14 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Dagnabitt

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...


15 posted on 07/21/2014 10:03:01 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Army Air Corps
Perhaps they shall call it Cake Whiz.

Aye, ya can eat spray cake, but it tastes like..............................

16 posted on 07/21/2014 10:08:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Veggie Todd
MMMM....CAKE!
17 posted on 07/21/2014 10:13:46 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Enterprise

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


18 posted on 07/21/2014 10:27:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Army Air Corps

Comments on this thread crack me up!!


19 posted on 07/21/2014 10:31:44 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: hulagirl

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?


20 posted on 07/21/2014 10:36:52 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Enterprise

Spray your cake and heat it too.


21 posted on 07/21/2014 10:37:39 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Enterprise

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.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 10:40:25 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Enterprise

With this invention, Marie Antoinette could have saved her head!

“Let them spray cake.”


23 posted on 07/21/2014 10:49:36 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: informavoracious
This can't be environmentally friendly. It damages the ozone layer and the packaging isn't recyclable. (Said in my best hippie voice).
24 posted on 07/21/2014 10:49:48 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: hulagirl
Comments on this thread crack me up!!

*******

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?

25 posted on 07/21/2014 10:58:23 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: Enterprise

bet it doesn’t taste anything like the ones I make from scratch....or even a good box mix


26 posted on 07/21/2014 11:05:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: DemforBush

““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!”

Except in double blind taste test the cake mix cakes almost always taste as good or better than scratch ones


27 posted on 07/21/2014 11:15:49 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: UCANSEE2
So.... load this stuff into a a 3D printer and one could have a custom cake shop.

Would we have to print cakes for the perverts?

28 posted on 07/21/2014 11:41:10 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Enterprise

Mmmm...Sprake.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 11:53:13 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: Squeako
Mmmm...Sprake.

Or maybe Sprayke, but "Cake Whiz" is hard to beat.

30 posted on 07/22/2014 12:32:26 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Kirkwood

Totally not sustainable. Totally.


31 posted on 07/22/2014 12:41:48 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Army Air Corps

“Spray” in 4 more slices.

( hat tip to Larry, Curly, and Moe )


32 posted on 07/22/2014 1:16:57 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Enterprise

Let me know when someone invents spray pie. Cake? Meh.


33 posted on 07/22/2014 1:24:29 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Yep.....I’ll be somewhere buried in the rule book about student’s rights and responsibilities is something about “intellectual property.”


34 posted on 07/22/2014 1:56:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Enterprise

The FLOTUS is not amused.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 2:08:56 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: Enterprise

Comes in 4 flavors: chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and bacon. Mmmm, bacon ;-)


36 posted on 07/22/2014 3:29:47 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Enterprise

But you still have to cook it..


37 posted on 07/22/2014 3:52:48 AM PDT by jughandle (Big words anger me, keep talking.)
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To: hulagirl

All they need to do now is develop as heated nozzle that will bake the batter as it exits the can.


38 posted on 07/22/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Nifster

You are an accomplished person. Unfortunately for me, a spray cake is better than something I could concoct.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 9:57:04 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

LOL!!!!!!


40 posted on 07/22/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: clearcarbon

Excellent!! :)


41 posted on 07/22/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tumblindice

MacArthur Park. I still don’t know if I like that song. I do like your post though! :)


42 posted on 07/22/2014 10:00:16 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Dagnabitt

Spray cake. Coming soon to Fraternity and Sorority hazings.


43 posted on 07/22/2014 10:01:37 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Jack Hammer

AFAIC: Harvard is welcome to all it can steal from them.


44 posted on 07/22/2014 10:02:24 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: UCANSEE2

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.


45 posted on 07/22/2014 10:04:10 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: DemforBush

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.


46 posted on 07/22/2014 10:05:49 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Veggie Todd

Mmmmmmmm - BACON CAKE!

47 posted on 07/22/2014 10:08:08 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

No spoon? I’m gonna look pretty silly trying to lick the nozzle.


48 posted on 07/22/2014 10:10:04 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Some things quietly pass into history, without a decent burial. Alas, the cake mix spoon. Gone too soon.


49 posted on 07/22/2014 10:12:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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


50 posted on 07/22/2014 8:26:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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