A pair of Harvard students have brought us all the next great food item that we didn’t know we wanted–cake in an aerosol can.
John McCallum came up with his creation in his Harvard dorm room. McCallum had to come up with a new idea for his Science & Cooking class, and he knew he wanted to do something with cake because anyone realizes that easier access to one of Earth’s greatest foods would make life even more worthy of living. At one point, he saw someone spraying out a big glob of whipped cream and that’s when he came up with his destined to be a million dollar idea: Spray Cake.
McCallum’s design of the sprayable cake batter injects air bubbles into the batter as it leaves the can. There’s no need for baking powder and baking soda to help it rise when it’s baked in the oven. It took awhile to find the right mixture, but McCallum eventually got it to work. Check out the video below for a complete demonstration of Spray Cake…
McCallum’s class project seems to be taking off in a big way. He recently had a chef from a four-star New York City restaurant give their approval to his design and he’s destined to sell it to a big food company that’s looking for the next lazy way to prepare a complicated, delicious dish.
This may be the next greatest thing to be designed in a dorm room since the Beastie Boys’ sound.