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Jul 11

Speaking of To Many Periodic Tables…

by Kenneth Hanson | Categories: fun | (60439 Views)

My wife and I married 4 years ago overlooking the ocean in Palos Verdes, California. It was a very small wedding (n = 8) without a reception. A month ago, we finally got the chance to bring all our friends together for a better-late-than-never celebration in Minneapolis, Minnesota. My wife insisted we have a periodic table of cupcakes for dessert.

Two days before the party we learned that the business that was going to provide the cupcakes closed up shop. After a panicked internet search and a few telephone calls we found our last-minute, aptly named savior: Cupcake. With less than a 24-hour notice they had 120 cupcakes waiting for us to pick up.

Below are photos of the final display as well as a ‘flavor map’. The element labels/toppers were made out of colored, melted chocolate.  Looking back, my only regret is that I only had two cupcakes.


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  1. Mark

    OK, I’ll let that one pass. I’m jealous.

  2. Enrico Uva

    I’m surprised you did not have a three dimensional spiraling periodic table array of cupcakes.

  3. expat jobs

    cupcakes…miamm 🙂

  4. Cikande

    looks sooo delicious, may be its from some cupcakes industries ?lol.

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