Food & Drink

Two Harvard wunderkinds invent Aerosol can "Spray Cake"

American law declares that every celebration needs a cake and weird animatronic animals. But since not everyone has 30 minutes to spare until one comes out of the oven, two Harvard braniacs created the Spray Cake, a canned cake that takes just one minute to bake.

The invention began as a class project for John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski, but has since nabbed top prizes at the Harvard Innovation Challenge and AdClub's Branding Challenge. The pair has already secured a Spray Cake seller, meaning this stuff could be on grocery store shelves before you know it. So what can you expect? Spray Cake is "essentially cake batter in a whipped cream-style can", but unlike Easy Cheese, it's organic and carries fewer chemicals than most cake mixes. Since the stuff comes out pre-risen, you can microwave it for just a minute, leaving you tons of free time for decorative icing. After all, that frosted Heisenberg isn't going to make himself.

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and now feels she's been cheated by Duncan Hines for years. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.