Let's talk cake. A birthday cake purchased at a fancy bakery (not Safeway or Kroger). From week to week, the cake barely changed. After six months, a little moldy fuzz had grown and it was finally trashed, the cake experiment over. Overall, the six month cake didn't look too bad. Nothing a little frosting couldn't cover up! How can you tell if the cake is fresh at the bakery if it takes month to see from the outside?
- Received mid-December
- Week 2, no change
- Week 3, no change
- Week 4, no change except some frosting slightly discolored
- Two months, finally some mold
- Three months, mold is more apparent
- Six months, oozing out at the sides, more mold, and cake is flattening.
Thanks to Anastasia and Wendell for doing this experiment and sharing the photos!