Hey guys, it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies. Today we are gonna be making a science themed
cake, we’re gonna be making a Beaker Cake. I got a lot of requests to do
something like this, so I’m really excited! It’s gonna get a little weird,
so let’s get weird with it! Let’s get started! The things you will need, will be: Kabob sticks,
a bunch of Rice Krispies treats, you can bake your own from scratch, or I’ve
bought these ones pre-made from Kellogs. A little bowl, this is a glass bowl because
you can put it in the oven, it’s bake-able. And this is 1 quart or, uh, 950 milliliters,
so this is the size, it’s pretty small. About dat big! A-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! And then you’re gonna need 3 eggs, I’m
using a box cake, you can use a pound cake or whatever cake you’d like, but I really
like this cake because it holds shape very well. A cup of water and 1/2 a sh-tick
of butter. Let’s put it all together. I’m gonna be using my kitchenmaid to mix
all of these things up, but if you don’t have a stand mixer, you can just use an electric
hand mixer or a whisk. You’ll just have to mix it around a lot! Alright, so the 1st thing I’m gonna do is pour
the cake mix, from the box cake, into the bowl. And then I’m gonna add my
1/2 a stick of butter, and you’re gonna add 1 cup of water… Bewp! And our eggs. A-boom! Now you’re gonna mix it all up until
it’s well combined. Is it locked? Yeah, locked an loaded! OH! Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh! Mix it on a low speed and then a high speed! Now we’re gonna take our little bowl, and
I’m gonna take the leftover butter, and I’m just gonna smooth it around, all around
the bowl to grease the bowl, so that this cake will pop out really easy. Now you’re gonna pour about 1/2 of your
batter into the bowl, it doesn’t have to be exact, it will rise a lot when it’s baking. And we’re gonna bake 2 cakes, we’re gonna
bake 2 of these, so save the other 1/2 of your batter. Da-dew! There you have it, and now you’re
gonna heat your oven to 330, and we are gonna slow bake it, the reason I do this is
because it’s a very dense cake, so you don’t want it to burn. So you just
set it to 330, and then you bake it for about 28 minutes. But just keep your eye on
it, and you can use a toothpick to poke it in and out of the cake, to see if its ready. Once both of your cakes are done baking, you’re
gonna remove them from the oven and allow them plenty of time to cool, because
if you do this while they’re still warm they’re gonna fall apart. And now we are gonna shape them to look like
a science beaker. Look at these, they just… They, they baked…
Perfectly! A-dig-uh-dig-uh-dig-uh-dig-ug-dig-uh! So what I’ve got are 2 cardboard cake rounds
and I’ve just stacked them to be the height that I’ll need, and I used
a cake leveler set on the lowest setting. And then I’m just gonna walk it through
the cake so that my cake will by lying flat. And now we’re gonna do the same thing to
the other cake. Now that we have our 2 cake halves all leveled,
we are just gonna stack them. So I’m gonna put down the 1st one,
and then I’m gonna take my must-patula, and spread a little bit of buttercream frosting
in between, and then I’m gonna stick on the top of the cake. Boom! Bottom of the beaker all done, now it’s
time to make the top. Now we are gonna make the neck of our beaker,
you’re gonna need 5 of these Rice Krispies Treats, and what we’re gonna do
is open all of them up and sculpt our neck. Now I’m gonna stack them, I’m gonna stack
them 2 and 2, and then stick these together. Rice Krispies are really, really sticky, and
I saw this on Cake Boss, where they mold things out of Rice Krispies, and it is
totally possible. So what you’re gonna do is press them together,
to get them to stick. And you’re just gonna keep doing this, working
it with your hands, until these little Rice Krispies look like a tube. Boom! It’s done, OK I’m just gonna stick
this right here, and now I’m gonna take the 5th Rice Krispie and I’m gonna roll it really,
really thin, to make the beaker lip. Wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee! You’re just gonna wrap this around the top,
oh this is so funny! This molds really, really well, I’m really
impressed! Now we are gonna stabilize our beaker using
a kabob stick. So I’ve just taken 1 of the sticks, and
I’m gonna put it in here first. I’m gonna use the pointy end, and we’re
gonna put it up… To the neck. Now it is time to frost! I took a lot of Vanilla buttercream frosting,
I put it into a plastic bag, and I’m just gonna take a little scissors,
snip the tip, and now we are gonna frost this entire beaker cake. I put it on
a cake tray so that I could spin it around making it a little bit more easy. This is a really easy cake, I would say that
it’s easy mode. We’re not doing any fondant, and you’re
just gonna take your must-patula, and spread the white frosting on as evenly as
you can. But if it’s not perfect, who cares! It’s
Science! Well actually science is pretty… Accurate… A really good tip for the frosting is once
you’ve got it laid over your whole cake I put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to
chill. And then I ran the spatula all the way around it again. And it got really smooth,
look at that! Schmooooooth! Now we’re gonna take the blue buttercream
frosting, I’ve dyed it blue with a few drops of sky blue food coloring dye. I put
it in a plastic bag with a number 5 tip at the end, and we’re going to decorate
our beaker! Now I’m just gonna take this extra white
frosting I put it in a plastic baggie with a number 2 tip, and I’m just going to decorate
the side of the beaker with the milliliter measurements, starting with 50
and ending with 200. Ta-da! Here is our science beaker cake, it is so
cute, thanks you guys for suggesting it. I have never made with Rice Krispies, molded
a cake before, this was my first time and it was really easy! I loved it! If you have any other ideas for any other
Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do
my best to make it happen. Also, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram or Tumblr! I’ll post lots of pictures of this cake,
and if you want to send me your creations, if you make any Nerdy Nummies, send them to
me and I like to post them, I just get a big kick out of them. Alright, thanks you guys, bye-bye! Bill Nye the Science Guy! Bill-Bill-Bill-Bill! Did you guys watch that show? I watched that
show growing up… But I’m old!