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Chemistry and Cupcakes, What Could be Better?

Foodie Friday's Katherine posts this picture of cupcakes made for her sister's birthday party:

cupcake periodic table

"She's a chemistry nerd, so everything had to be exactly correct. Astute chem majors will notice the color-coded icing for solids, liquids, and gases, as well as the empty cupcake liner for as-yet-undiscovered element ununseptium," Katherine writes.

HT: Serious Eats

The Scan

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