I can not even explain the excitement I felt when I was asked to make a cake by the American Chemical Society. www.acs.org It brought out the former lab rat in me and brought back all of the memories of the years I spent working in Research and Microbiology Laboratories.
As stated in:
Royce Murray-Honoring a Lifetime of Research and Teaching http://www.chem.unc.edu/alumni/murray.html
His contributions to electrochemistry and in the chemistry of new materials are recognized worldwide. Among his research accomplishments, Dr. Murray introduced the concept of chemically modified electrodes, tools that are important in chemical sensors, fuel cells, and solar energy conversion.
"His contributions to electrochemistry and in the chemistry of new materials are recognized worldwide..."
A Kenan Professor, Dr. Murray is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and since 1991 editor of Analytical Chemistry, the discipline's leading publication. He has garnered countless awards, including the University’s Thomas Jefferson Award and the North Carolina Award in Science. During his 50-year career at Carolina, he has mentored more than 155 graduate and post-graduate students out of which 45 hold or have held faculty appointments in colleges and universities, published more than 450 research articles and 160 editorials, four books, and holds four patents.
So, on to the cake...Everything on the cake is edible, which makes the cake even more fun, I think...The cake itself is marble cake with chocolate filling and covered in Vanilla buttercream. I call it "Best of Both Worlds"
The picture frames are solid chocolate with edible pictures inside and dusted with gold luster dust.
And then there is my favorite part...the Erlenmeyer Chemistry Flask. This flask is made of sugar and is pretty much a giant lollipop. The green goo is also made of sugar:) I love my job!!!