Having our cake and eating it June 6, 2009 4:07 PM   Subscribe

At today's Manchester (UK) meetup, SlyRabbit excelled herself and brought along a special Metafilter cake. Feast your eyes on this blue and green wonder. That is all.
posted by idiomatika to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:07 PM (31 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I would have preferred it with a more professional white frosting.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:09 PM on June 6, 2009 [6 favorites]

SO great!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:10 PM on June 6, 2009

that looks absolutely cakealicious.
posted by msconduct at 5:03 PM on June 6, 2009

#006699 food coloring. mmm, snarkalicious!
posted by special-k at 5:13 PM on June 6, 2009

Definitely flagged as delicious.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:16 PM on June 6, 2009

Holy crap, that's awesome.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:17 PM on June 6, 2009

That's very cool! Speaking from personal experience working with blue food coloring in baked goods, you'll all have blue poop tomorrow, so don't freak out.
posted by amyms at 5:29 PM on June 6, 2009 [2 favorites]

Damn it, amyms, you just prevented what could have been the most awesome chain of poop-related AskMe questions ever!

(The cake looks great!)
posted by maudlin at 5:42 PM on June 6, 2009

The cake is NOT a lie?
posted by wendell at 5:58 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

I once had a loaf of bread turn that colour. It, by contrast, did not look delicious.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:22 PM on June 6, 2009

woah, *YUM*!
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:32 PM on June 6, 2009

we want cake. and fine wine.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:34 PM on June 6, 2009

Is that water? I'd like some coffee/milk with my Metafilter cake please.
posted by telstar at 9:35 PM on June 6, 2009

Cool! I love to bake, and after someone suggested MeFi cupcakes in one of the tenth anniversary meetup threads, I started toying with the idea of bringing some kind of MeFi-themed baked goods to the Portland meetup.

Any chance of getting the recipe?
posted by velvet winter at 9:40 PM on June 6, 2009

Metafilter: Let them eat cake.
posted by pjern at 10:48 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]

That is...so impressive. I am impressed.
posted by peggynature at 11:14 PM on June 6, 2009

Related. Cake with Mefi blue icing made by Mutant.
posted by vacapinta at 2:32 AM on June 7, 2009

I would eat the everlasting shit out of that cake given half a chance.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 3:33 AM on June 7, 2009

Tangentially, to follow up on the very agreeable afternoon: Henderson's Relish is a drinkably awesome vegan liquid HP sauce, MetaFilter is not the same as Metacafe for some real-ale vegans and vegetarians at the pub, and Travel & Leisure is possibly featuring an article mistakenly conflating MeFi cake with the Marble Arch pub courtesy of a John Travolta-alike writer from NY, and MeFi cake's colour scheme is officially both 'disgusting' and 'delicious', according to staff members at the pub.
Henderson's image courtesy of Slyrabbit, the highly-talented bakist of the MeFi cake.
posted by davemee at 4:30 AM on June 7, 2009

Eat it and move on.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:39 AM on June 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

velvet winter, I based it off this buttercake recipe, and learned a few things about baking in general.
(might be obvious to many but I didn't know you can't substitute baking soda with baking powder)
I added the food coloring in the last stages, but the longer you mix, the denser the cake becomes. This recipe is for a flatter, but moister cake anyway, but next time I think I will try to get the right dosage of coloring before hand. Also, bare in mind that if make the yellow cake version and use only egg yolks, the batter will be yellow, and yellow + blue = green.

I'm glad everyone enjoyed it, I almost gave up, especially after the 3rd batch. But I think smothering anything in chocolate works all kinds of wonders.
posted by slyrabbit at 5:44 AM on June 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

Meh, it would look more professional in white.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:01 AM on June 7, 2009

You know who else had blue cake?
posted by HuronBob at 6:53 AM on June 7, 2009

You who else didn't have yellow cake?
posted by matthewr at 7:14 AM on June 7, 2009

You know who wants cake?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:51 AM on June 7, 2009


I used to make myself blue cakes for my birthday. This takes me back.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:31 AM on June 7, 2009

Milton, don't be greedy, let's pass it along and make sure everyone gets a piece of MetaCake!
posted by porn in the woods at 9:58 AM on June 7, 2009

oh manchester, so much to answer for.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:09 AM on June 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

Thanks slyrabbit!

My baking skills are a little rusty, so I'm thinking I will go with something simpler - cupcakes or frosted sugar cookies, perhaps - if I decide to bake before the meetup. That cake sure looks like it would be fun to bake, though. Maybe I'll try it out beforehand and see if I can get it to pass muster with my more finicky friends.
posted by velvet winter at 11:13 AM on June 7, 2009

Further cake porn
posted by Jofus at 1:29 AM on June 8, 2009

Once everyone started jumping on the cupcake bandwagon for the 10th anniversary meetups I started thinking about making little edible plates of beans with iced cookies and jelly beans. I know that by posting this idea I am inviting people to steal it shamelessly but I figure:

A) If there's anyone in Columbus who's still debating going to the meet-up at Surly Girl, surely the promise of cookies shall convince them!

B) Now I will have time-stamped proof that I came up with the idea first. Unless someone's already done it. Hmm.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:08 PM on June 8, 2009

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