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a plant cell model made using a cake and candy
Edible Plant Cell Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Decorating Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This plant cell science project is fun to make and even more fun to eat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: science project
Servings: 1 Project
Calories: 5400 kcal
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 1 package red licorice
  • 1 container green frosting
  • 2 glazed donuts
  • 1 powdered sugar donut hole
  • 1 Twinkie
  • 1 package orange slices gummy candy
  • 1 package black cookie icing
  • 1 package red licorice bites
  • 1 bottle black sprinkles
  • 7 green Mike & Ikes
  • 1 green Airhead
  • 1 Fruit by the Foot
  • 1 wafer cookie
  1. Make your cake according to package directions and let it cool.

  2. Spread green frosting over the entire cake.

  3. Place mini marshmallows around the entire perimeter of the cake

  4. Place red licorice on the frosting, up against the row of marshmallows around the entire perimeter the cake

  5. Place one donut on the frosting, then half of a donut sitting on top of that donut.

  6. Place your “nucleolus” on top of your donut, up against the halved donut.

  7. Place a Twinkie on the cake

  8. Draw a squiggly line with black frosting on top of an orange candy slice. Place this on the cake.

  9. Add a border of red licorice bites around half of one side of your nucleus donut.

  10. Coat several pieces of licorice bites in water, then roll them in black sprinkles. Line them up next to your smooth endoplasmic reticulum to finish the border around your donut.

  11. Sprinkle some black sprinkles in a few clusters on top of your frosting.

  12. Cut a green airhead in half, lengthwise. Wrap the airhead around to form a circle, then stick it into the frosting. Fill the inside of the Airhead circle with green Mike & Ikes that are standing on their ends.

  13. Fold the fruit by the foot “accordion style” and stick in on your cake.

  14. Place a wafer cookie on your cake.

  15. Label each part of the cell

Nutrition Facts
Edible Plant Cell Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 project)
Calories 5400
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.