Cake For A Dj, Needs A Spin

Decorating By Funkybaker Updated 20 Jun 2009 , 3:29am by Rylan

Funkybaker Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 1:43pm
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Hi,

I have a huge cake project coming up next month for a DJ. It will be similar to the one Duff did on Ace of Cakes. 2 turntables, mixer, headphones, mic and baseball cap with the DJ's name on it. I want to try and figure out a way to make the record spin. It doesn't have to be a continuous spin, I just want the movement. Any suggestions?

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Rylan Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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Try using a lazy susan. I'm sure that will work.

Good luck.

brincess_b Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 2:28pm
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the simple thing to do would be to fix a turntable inside the cake, give it a gentle spin.
you could do it motorised, but i dont have a clue where to being there!
xx

SuperSue Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 2:56am
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Hi, my name is Susie and if no one else has gotten to you yet a quick and simple way to get your turntable to turn is to use a Wilton turntable (or any brand) under your cake or cakes whichever you want and it should turn quite easily. Though make sure that the turntable is heavey enough to support the cake after it is decorated.
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Ursula40 Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 3:39am
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Problem is though you only want the record to spin, not the whole cake, so you would have to cut a hole into the cake to insert the motorised turntable and then place the record on top of that, that way the record only spins, the Wilton turntable is too large for that purpose

SuperSue Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 4:01am
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It's just me again. If you want to use the turn table in the cake cut cake so it will fit and the put a support under the record area and first put several dowels under it for support and you can also cut a deeper hole in the cake in which to put the moter if you use one of those kind.

MrsNewBaker Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 5:33pm
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I just saw this on that amazing wedding cake show but i cant begin to tell you how they did it (cakegirls in chicago) sorry

Funkybaker Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 8:31pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Didn't think about using a motorized turntable. Thankfully, I have a little time to practice beforehand icon_biggrin.gif

Doug Posted 19 Jun 2009 , 8:55pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ursula40

Problem is though you only want the record to spin, not the whole cake, so you would have to cut a hole into the cake to insert the motorised turntable and then place the record on top of that, that way the record only spins, the Wilton turntable is too large for that purpose




in a full size sheet it would fit.

as for using motor.... do NOT reinvent the wheel (ok turntable)

go to a thrift store/junk store/flea market

get an old record player

cannibalize! for motor and the platter (the cake can sit on it after it is properly covered of course)

on more hint -- even at 33rmp it will be zinging along and even flinging icing.

put a DIMMER switch between the turntable and the power source (get one of those short extension cords designed to work with lights that has a dimmer built in) and set it to a really slow speed.

Heavenlydelights107 Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 2:19am
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Wilton makes a superthin turntable now, really cheap like $10 or so. Maybe hollow out your cake a bit so that just the top lip sits above the cake, then either put your record cake or fondant record on top of that. I would just be sure to put dowels under the turntable.

Rylan Posted 20 Jun 2009 , 3:29am
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I agree with the turn table. I don't think it would be too big. Well, it depends if you are planning to make it small. But like I said, there you can always get the lazy susan.

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