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The Periodic Table of Cupcakes

The party to celebrate the publication of The Reinvention of Edison Thomas featured The Periodic Table of Cupcakes. If you read the book, you know how important the periodic table is to Eddy.



Lovely, no?
 
The cupcakes were enthusiastically provided by Bryce at Cupcake Sojourn. We arranged them on a (new) shower curtain.

 
Would you like an arsenic cupcake?




Silver? Platinum? Gold?
 
It's none of  your bismuth!


"Cool," you say. "So guests just walked in and picked up the cupcake of their choice?"
"Ha," I say. "You don't know me very well, do you?"

Cupcakes were flavored according to their chemical group, noble gases were lemon, lanthanides were chocolate mint, halogens were chocolate peanut butter, actinides were raspberry truffle, and so on. Guests reserved their cupcakes by taking the corresponding label and using it as a nametag. "Hi! I'm Fred. Ask me about bromine!" Yes, indeed. Guests were required to learn a little bit about their chosen element before they could consume its cupcake. Take ownership of it. Don't worry, reference materials were provided, including this informative and entertaining book and its associated card set. Unfortunately, one of the items I had purchased for reference has an error.

On this poster, you can see that the symbol for molybdenum is Mb, right?




Wrong. It's Mo.





 
 

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judybryan
Mar. 23rd, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
Fabulous, Jacqueline!!! And I read the great write-up in Doug Moe's column in the Wisconsin State Journal today. Kudos! :)

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I'm a freelance science writer based in Madison, WI. I also write sciency fiction for kids. My award-winning debut novel, THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS, was published by Front Street/Boyds Mills Press in March 2010.

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