Healthy Kidney- Cross-sectional view of a healthy kidney that I made with cake, fondant, and rice krispie treats. You can see the cortex, medulla (pyramids, canals), pelvis, arterioles, renal hilum, renal artery, renal vein and ureter.
Kidney with IgA Nephropathy-This cake shows an advanced stage of IgA Nephropathy. The black around the pyramids represent damage done. The blue and yellow little stick like things are the immunoglobins (IgA) deposited in the kidney. Also on this cake is a yellow Nephron moving from the cortex to the medulla. This Nephrons are what are initially affected by IgA buildup.