My STEAM project was focused on lactational mastitis. I made cupcakes to take an artistic fun and less painful view of this disease. These cupcakes represent breasts that have lactational mastitis. The sprinkles represent the redness of the skin and the inflammation. The strawberry is the inflamed areola, as the red marshmallow on top represents the cracked nipple that the bacteria entered through. When you cut the cupcake open you will find that it is filled with a strawberry filling, this is representing the swollen alveoli( the engorged milk sacs).