[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Patrick Keys citizenkeys at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 02:29:43 UTC 2011

Is this a cupcake or a bomb? Our cupcake "package" is going to get 
confiscated by Homeland Security and never arrive at its destination. 
The unabomber of cupcakes.


On 1/5/2011 6:18 PM, Liz Henry 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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