Last Friday (Dec 16) was Professor Martyn Poliakoff's birthday.
After last year's birthday gift (the world's smallest periodic table) we had our work cut out to match the spectacle.
Luckily a team of first-year chemistry students at The University of Nottingham came to the rescue with a spectacular periodic table of cupcakes.
Here's the video:
And there are more pictures on Flickr.
In the interests of transparency, I should admit we presented The Professor with his cakes before his birhday.
That's because both he and I were due to be abroad on the day itself (The Professor in Ethiopia and me in La Palma).
However I've since learned The Professor's birthday was also celebrated in style in Africa.
Below is a cake presented to The Professor by his collaborators in Ethiopia: