[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Jeff Tchang jeff.tchang at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 00:26:19 PST 2011


"The package must be sent by a reasonably priced shipping method, days
in transit will be considered in the scoring."

Suppose I ship a cupcake by boat. Do I win if it takes 6 months to get
there and is still edible?

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com> wrote:
> If we deliberately make the package look like a bomb, will it receive more
> delicate handling??
>
> public archive disclaimer: the above question is intended to be farcical and
> humorous. I do not in any way condone sending suspicious looking things
> through the us postal service. also i love my country and all the federal
> agents reading my email and their families.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Is this a cupcake or a bomb? Our cupcake "package" is going to get
>> confiscated by Homeland Security and never arrive at its destination.
>> The unabomber of cupcakes.
>> :-)
>>
>>
>> Patrick
>>
>>
>> On 1/5/2011 6:18 PM, Liz Henry wrote:
>> > On 1/5/11 5:42 PM, Lilia Markham wrote:
>> >
>> >> I liked the idea of a self-baking cupcake. In fact I have had multiple
>> >> conversations theorizing portable, self-baking cakes and cookies in the
>> >> past. They would be great for camping, picnics...car eaters? (We're
>> >> gonna be
>> >> so rich!) Sadly, I fear that the only way to generate the necessary
>> >> heat  is
>> >> to include some form of auto-igniting flammable materials or
>> >> questionable
>> >> chemicals. The post office just loves when you send that kind of stuff
>> >> through the mail. :-\
>> >
>> >
>> > I wonder if a cupcake could bake very very slowly using those
>> > handwarmers you can buy in a drugstore? Or for skiing?  They don't get
>> > very hot. But maybe they could be rigged up to break when a box is
>> > opened, and then the cooking device would open up based on a timer.
>> >
>> > Or, ship a cupcake positioned inside an EZ-bake oven, maybe just by
>> > being completely encased in foil, with a power source connected to the
>> > EZ Bake Oven, with a switch that is turned on by opening the box.  The
>> > sugary topping could be ... uh that is where I lose it.  Sugary topping.
>> > Hmmm.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > - Liz
>> >
>> >
>> >
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