What better way for a bunch of science geeks to celebrate a birthday than by having a science party? We spent a lot of time making delicious science-themed snacks, and I have to say, they came out pretty good!
Bacterial jello plates. They looked a bit too relastic, the cell biologists wouldn't touch them.
More plates, this time made with rice pudding. Tastier than jello, but less popular due to looks.
DIY electrophoresis jello. The red dye didn't migrate, but the yellow colouring of the jello did!
Obligatory placebo gag.
The text reads sample:alcohol 1:2. It didn't lie.
SeÃ±or Calavera gets a spicy meat body and Tabasco blood. He was eventually torn limb from limb.
Gingernut cookies with amino acid icing. Arrange into your favourite protein!
Histology preparations, aka white chocolate mice in flavoured gelatin.
The cell cake! Originally intended to be a spherical cake with organelles inside, but time and equipment did not permit.
Hand pipetted vodka. You need a dozen to make a shot.
I'll post more details on how we made the jello plates and the electrophoresis straws later in the week.
Can't wait too see the details.
And you can add these blood smear edible glass slides too!
SeÃ±or Calavera is seriously freaky. Good work :)
After finishing eating the finger foods, you could have washed your hands with these:
I ordered a few for my lab, but strangely my lab mates won't use them. I also used one to improve the smell in the 37 degree incubator - not that anyone spotted that it was soap for about a week.
Knew a guy who had a party with the hot cheese dip stirring on a heated stir plate and the Bloody Marys dispensed from a bag that looked a little too much like the real thing. Too fun.
@ Marilyn I was hoping to go down the blood bag alley, but it was all cell scientists at the party, no medics who could filch me some hospital wares...