Project WAP, a dessert creation by baker and Food Network personality Matt Adlard, may be the world’s first Spotify-enabled dessert. By scanning the chocolate barcode on the side of the cake with a cellphone, the immensely popular song “WAP” by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion will play. Inspired by a TikTok video he saw of a Spotify code on a car bumper, he thought, “Surely, it could work on a dessert” and it does!
Getting the technique to work took some trial and error for it to scan. Adlard explains, “I realized that the barcode had to have a distinct color contrast to the background,” which is why he ultimately chose a white chocolate base with a dark chocolate barcode. For those curious on exactly how he created this technique, here are the steps:
- Download the barcode from Spotify Codes using the song URI.
- Design an acetate stencil of the barcode. Adler uses the Silhouette Cameo 3 cutting machine and software.
- Create the edible barcode using tempered white and dark chocolate for contrast.
- Add the barcode to the dessert and voila! Scan to enjoy the tune while eating the creation.
For it to taste as good as it sounds, Adler made a vanilla sponge cake layered with raspberry jam, topped with vanilla and orange whipped ganache and a chocolate cremeux. However, once the technique is mastered, the song and ingredient options are endless. Hopefully Adlard will keep churning out more hits! In the meantime, for the video of this dessert, check out Adlard’s Instagram feed.
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