The 7th grade science project: Make a 3D cell, make it creatively. For most of the kids that meant using a styrofoam ball and clay, and there's nothing wrong with that, but my girl wanted to make a cake! As this wouldn't actually be eaten, we decided to use a mix and canned frosting...easier and cheaper than scratch! Of course the organelles had to be edible also, so we scoured the candy aisle for cell-ish ingredients.
We baked square layers since this was a plant cell. I showed Em how to heat the Starburst and form them, then cut her loose! She did most everything except for frosting the cake. I also helped a bit with the actual attaching of the parts. We had so much fun and her project smelled delicious!
We used the frosting as the cell membrane and Fruit Roll-ups for the cell wall:
Most of the cell structures were made with Starburst. We also used gumdrops, Sprees, sprinkles, and a Hershey's Kiss! The vacuoule is a blob of tinted frosting.
Thanks for looking! I'm sure she'll enjoy your comments!