Dust off those pans. Shake out that whisk. Break out that…er…rock hammer. It’s time once again for the Great Geobakeoff!
For the past 5 years, the Geological Society of London has hosted a friendly competition with a delicious twist. Scientists from around the world show off their baking prowess with geology-inspired challenges that delight the taste buds and showcase the staggering geologic diversity of Earth, space, and fantastic worlds.
This year’s competition took geobakers from the breathtaking vistas of Mr. Darcy’s Derbyshire to a galaxy far, far away to places a little closer to home. The contest isn’t over, so we’ll be on the lookout for more geologically inspired confections. But in the meantime, check out some of the many geoinspired treats this year that we just want to gobble right up.
On your mark…get set…bake!
Ammonites Could Not Have Tasted This Good
— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdreannwalsh) May 1, 2018
Other Cakes Have Nothing to Compare to the Wild and Untamed Beauty of the Frosting Peaks
— Flo Bullough (@flo_dem) April 2, 2018
Can I Have a Thin Section of Polarized, Please?
— Deirdre Walsh (@deirdreannwalsh) May 2, 2018
Don’t Be Fooled! It’s Really Cake
— Kirsten Lees (@K_J_Lees) April 29, 2018
An InSAR Entry in Progress
The Only Magnet(ite) That’s Safe to Eat
— Elizabeth Laycock (@SHU_LizL) April 21, 2018
Who Ordered Swirls of Lava Sludge—I Mean, Fudge?
— Louise Hawkins (@lhawkinsgeomag) April 18, 2018
May the Cake Be with You
— FaníPap (@pap_fani) May 2, 2018
A Cambrian and Flavor Explosion
Time for #geobakeoff ! @palaeoheda and I present for the Burgess Shale challenge a sample featuring carbonaceous compressions of Opabinia regalis and Anomalocaris canadensis (for anomalocarids see Daly (@cambriancritter) and Edgecombe, 2014) for Opabinia see Budd, 1996 @grahbudd pic.twitter.com/fADw9iAdSu
— Leigh Anne Riedman (@NeoprotFossil) April 17, 2018
It’s Not Every Day That Your Cake Reflects the News
— Hannah Moss-Davies (@HannahVolcano) April 30, 2018
We’ve Always Wondered What Microfossils Taste Like
Framboidal pyrite infilled Vase-shaped microfossil as a birthday treat at the Porterozoic lab (@SusaPorter). As a comparison, a figure illustrating framboidal pyrite infilled VSMs from Kyrgyzstan, Sweden, Tasmania #geobakeoff #protists pic.twitter.com/9wGaaXemye
— Leigh Anne Riedman (@NeoprotFossil) May 8, 2018
Twinning on a Cookie!
— Roisin Kyne (@RoisinKyne) May 2, 2018
Man Brings Back Dinosaurs…on Cake!
— Hannah Moss-Davies (@HannahVolcano) April 14, 2015
Hot (Trilobite) Pockets
— Elizabeth Laycock (@SHU_LizL) April 25, 2018
Excavation in Progress!
— Izzy Carter (@carter_izzzy) April 12, 2018
The Texture Here Is Actually Spot On…
— Kirsten Lees (@K_J_Lees) April 3, 2018
When You Can Eat Your Favorite Fossil
— Alex Booer (@alexbooer) March 30, 2018
Entries are due 13 May. See #Geobakeoff for more!
Cartier, K. M. S.,Kumar, M. (2018), Tasty treats from the 2018 great geobakeoff, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO098691. Published on 11 May 2018.
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