Or rather Organic Chemistry Cupcakes.
While the hubby and I are all for natural food...having chemistry backgrounds we do occasionally poke fun at people calling particular food "organic" because from a chemistry perspective pretty much all food except for salt is organic. (The field of organic chemistry deals with pretty much any chemistry relating to carbon compounds...which is just about everything relating to living things and what we eat.)
Eric likes to do something with his science classes to celebrate Mole Day. A mole is a number...kinda like a dozen means 12...although instead of being something countable, a mole is 602200000000000000000000. It's important in chemistry, and since the shorter way to write it is 6.022x 10^23, chemistry geeks take the 10^23 part and turn that into October 23rd. If you'd like to learn more about moles, well you can learn a lot from this song.
In the past, we've made Periodic Table Cookies...
Periodic Table Graham Crackers.
This year, things have just been too crazy between getting Halloween stuff ready and some blog projects I've got coming up and him getting ready for a science teacher conference this weekend, so this year is pretty low-key...as it Mole Day just might go completely unobserved at our house.
So I went WAY back in the archives to bring you some organic chemistry cupcakes we made 10 years ago. (Yes, we've been the geeky crafty types ever since way before it was cool.)
You'll have to forgive me that my choice of pictures are a little limited. Seeing these makes me want to new ones just for fun...
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