These are two things I learned about today.
First of all, chemistry students/scientists at Harvard have our backs. They’ve developed cake in an aerosol can. Now, they talk a lot about how the accelerant in the aerosol can aerates the batter and allows it to rise without yeast or baking soda, so that you can bake an entire cake in your microwave in a minute and it comes out with the same mouthfeel as normal cake and real-life bakery superstar chef people have given it their seal of approval.
But come on.
The inventor’s calling it Spray Cake, and you know, in your heart of hearts, that after this stuff is on the market, at some point, you’re going to take it out of your fridge and spray cake batter directly into your mouth. It’s okay. There’s no shaming here.
Meanwhile, if you’re preparing to spray sweet, sweet cake batter directly into your mouth like it was Readi-Whip, you’ll be happy to know that scientists have also announced that they’ve developed a vaccine that, with a single injection, reverses the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes (you know, the diet-induced kind) without side effects (at least in mice).
In my head-canon, the two labs are next to one another, and people from Cake Lab Alpha are all like, “Hey, we think we’ve figured out how to do cake in a can,” and people from Diabetes Lab are like, “Welp, we’d better get on curing diabetes, then.”