Tiny Motors To Use In A Cake.

Decorating By Karenreg Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 9:22pm by Doug

Karenreg Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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My hubby is wanting to add some effects to my cakes , like make them rotate & things like that.He is unable to find stores that sell such motors.We live in East Bay area in California.Any Idea which retail or online stores would sell these.We tried looking for these at hobby town but all they had was a 4000 RPM motor,however he is looking for a motor that has an RPM (Rotations per minute...........I guess that's wat he said it was icon_wink.gif )of maybe 5-40 per minute.

I'm naive to all of this. All thanks to the youtube video's that have him all charged up as he came across some cakes that have amazing special effects icon_biggrin.gif

I'd also like to know how to add lights in cakes - I guess these are tiny bulbsicon_confused.gif

TIA

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CanadianCakin Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:46pm
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I would think specialty hobby stores...the kind where you get the stuff for all the model planes and cars and such...sorry I can't be more help! Good question though!

Doug Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:50pm
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check radio shack..

check here: http://scientificsonline.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_421187

cannibalize toys

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and many motors can have a rheostat (like a dimmer switch) hooked to them to slow them down

Karenreg Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 9:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

check radio shack..

check here: http://scientificsonline.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_421187

cannibalize toys

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and many motors can have a rheostat (like a dimmer switch) hooked to them to slow them down




Tx for ur response momma_ash & Doug.

Will let my hubby know about the links u've referred Doug,however,What is cannibalize toys?

Incase I have anymore questions on this hope its ok to PM you?

Any more suggestions are most welcome.

Doug Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 9:22pm
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cannibalize toys =

find a toy with a motor in it.

rip toy apart to get to motor.

keep motor (and usually the battery holder too)

toss remains of toy.

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