[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Shannon Lee shannon at scatter.com
Thu Jan 6 02:26:08 UTC 2011

If you put them in a small enclosed box and leave them there, they do in
fact get quite hot (above 120 f), even when it is very cold outside the box.
 However, they don't last that long; you might have to figure out a way to
activate another one every N hours...


On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Liz Henry <liz at bookmaniac.org> wrote:

> On 1/5/11 5:42 PM, Lilia Markham wrote:
> > I liked the idea of a self-baking cupcake. In fact I have had multiple
> > conversations theorizing portable, self-baking cakes and cookies in the
> > past. They would be great for camping, picnics...car eaters? (We're gonna
> be
> > so rich!) Sadly, I fear that the only way to generate the necessary heat
>  is
> > to include some form of auto-igniting flammable materials or questionable
> > chemicals. The post office just loves when you send that kind of stuff
> > through the mail. :-\
> I wonder if a cupcake could bake very very slowly using those
> handwarmers you can buy in a drugstore? Or for skiing?  They don't get
> very hot. But maybe they could be rigged up to break when a box is
> opened, and then the cooking device would open up based on a timer.
> Or, ship a cupcake positioned inside an EZ-bake oven, maybe just by
> being completely encased in foil, with a power source connected to the
> EZ Bake Oven, with a switch that is turned on by opening the box.  The
> sugary topping could be ... uh that is where I lose it.  Sugary topping.
> Hmmm.
> - Liz
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