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Io’s Surface: Under Construction
Image Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA
A couple months ago we posted an awesome cake, created by Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs, that not only looked like the planet Earth, but also contained layers that represented the actual composition of our home planet.
Rhiannon has returned with another wonderful planetary dessert. This time she created a Jupiter Structural Layer Cake. While it also contains a delicious representation of the gas giant’s layers, our favourite part is the gorgeous icing atmosphere made of ivory marshmallow fondant dry-brushed with a combination of ivory, brown, and maroon edible inks.
"When my sister asked me what I was making and I said Jupiter, she said to me, “I didn’t even know Jupiter had layers.” It’s amazing how much we can forget after learning it in primary school. So here’s a rehashing for those of you who’ve also forgotten. Our knowledge is mostly theoretical of course, but the gas giants are thought to have a core comprised mostly of rock and ice. This is surrounded by a layer liquid metallic hydrogen, and the outer layer is composed of molecular hydrogen. *cake is totally not to scale
In cake speak, this translates to a core made of mudcake, surrounded by almond butter cake, surrounded by a tinted vanilla Madeira sponge. There’s a crumb coat of vanilla buttercream underneath the fondant.
Visit Cakecrumbs to learn more about how Rhiannon made this awesome edible model of Jupiter.