This "eddible cell" was a project we had to do in class. We had to create a cell out of food, and let me tell you, my team's cell nearly made me vomit. It was just sugar on top of sugar. The base was frosting, the cell wall was frosting, there was Fruit Roll Up for the cell membrane, the ribosomes were Gushers, the endoplasmic reticulum was Sour Punch, the nucleus was a chocolate chip cookie, the DNA was sprinkles, and last but not least, the nucleolus was a piece of chocolate. It looked disgusting, and I didn't even touch it when my team got the okay to eat it.
I did learn more about what a cell looks like at least. Making it helped me understand what different parts of the cell did, too. I got the point that the cell wall was supposed to keep the cell safe though from the book, that's just because my teams cell wall was frosting and very unsturdy though.
This project was a great learning expierience and should still be done in the years to come. Just try to make sure that the materials they use, are right for the job, you don't want another frosting attack.