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## Main Question or Discussion Point

hi :)

you may remember me as the girl who drew a comicbook featuring a mathematician superhero for her nerdlove boyfriend as a valentine's day present.

well, now his birthday is coming up, and I'd like to bake him a math-themed cake. I was wondering if any of you fine quantitative types had any ideas that would make a cool math-themed cake?

other than just making a sheet cake and putting an equation on it?

his favorite equation is the fourier integral on the schwartz space, this one: http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/7/4/f/74f0c6cd36620dd38e8cbc45088d887f.png

he also likes this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/2/f/5/2f583d471c802d9d4c78184ff0b013a8.png

He's particularly interested in statistics and probably going back to school for a phd in stats.

my baking skills are ... i wouldn't go as far as saying superb, but pretty freaking good, so if it needs to be something complicated, multiple levels, 3D, tiered, etc, I could probably pull it off.

some other ideas, just to start brainstorming:

Maybe bake him a bunch of cupcakes, and put different things on each cupcake so you could make equations with them?

He also loves space/NASA stuff, so if all else fails and I can't think of a creative math-y cake, I'll make him an Armadillo Airspace rocketship cake :)

Thank you everyone for your ideas :)

C

you may remember me as the girl who drew a comicbook featuring a mathematician superhero for her nerdlove boyfriend as a valentine's day present.

well, now his birthday is coming up, and I'd like to bake him a math-themed cake. I was wondering if any of you fine quantitative types had any ideas that would make a cool math-themed cake?

other than just making a sheet cake and putting an equation on it?

his favorite equation is the fourier integral on the schwartz space, this one: http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/7/4/f/74f0c6cd36620dd38e8cbc45088d887f.png

he also likes this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/2/f/5/2f583d471c802d9d4c78184ff0b013a8.png

He's particularly interested in statistics and probably going back to school for a phd in stats.

my baking skills are ... i wouldn't go as far as saying superb, but pretty freaking good, so if it needs to be something complicated, multiple levels, 3D, tiered, etc, I could probably pull it off.

some other ideas, just to start brainstorming:

Maybe bake him a bunch of cupcakes, and put different things on each cupcake so you could make equations with them?

He also loves space/NASA stuff, so if all else fails and I can't think of a creative math-y cake, I'll make him an Armadillo Airspace rocketship cake :)

Thank you everyone for your ideas :)

C