Proud As a Pea…cake?

We just love this flashy cake and cupcake combo! It was made by Malizzi Cakes for a big wedding party. Peacocks are famous for their feathers, so what better way to show them off than with a stream of cupcakes? The bakers told us the main cake can serve 75 people. That’s not counting the 125 cupcakes, each with 4 pieces of frosting to make the feather “eye.” All that baking and decorating took about 8 hours. But it was worth it, and we bet the cake was eaten in way less time!

Wee ones: If the cake uses white, blue, green, and yellow frosting, how many colors of frosting is that?

Little kids: If you eat the 6th tailfeather cupcake, then the 8th one, which number cupcake did you skip? Bonus:If you eat 5 cupcakes, and each is either chocolate or vanilla, can you eat an equal number of the 2 flavors?

Big kids: If there are 4 pieces of frosting on each cupcake, how many cupcakes would give you 64 pieces of frosting? Bonus: Out of the 125 cupcakes, there is 1 more vanilla than chocolate. How many chocolate cupcakes are there?

The sky’s the limit: The area of a circle equals pi times the circle’s radius squared (times itself). If the top 2 layers of the cake have radii of 3 and 4 inches, and the bottom layer has a radius of 5 inches, and all have equal heights, is there more cake in the top 2 layers or the bottom single layer?