When thinking of February 14th I’m sure it’s true to say that most people turn their thoughts to hearts, roses, lovers and romantic candle-lit dinners. It’s fair to say that few people think of brains. And fewer still think of eating brains. Nevertheless, on perhaps the most romantic day of the year, that’s exactly what staff at the Cambridge Science Centre had on their minds. For on February 14th 2014 they celebrated their first year of opening. And what better way to celebrate than with a larger-than-life human brain made of cake, and not just any cake but red velvet cake?!
I’ve recently started an exciting collaboration with the famous Fitzbillies in Cambridge and jumped at the chance of taking on this commission. As a scientist by training how could I refuse?? Blade in hand, gory Google images on the laptop and a tower of red velvet cake in front of me I dived right in! This neurosurgery malarkey seemed straightforward enough to me and here’s the image low-down on how I did it.
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert was invited to join in the celebrations at the Cambridge Science Centre. They were all thrilled with the mother brain and baby brain cupcakes and assured me that they tasted better than they looked (phew!).