Ok! I am totally stumped on this one.
I have a customer that wants to order a "wipeout" style cake (like the tv show). There isnt really a budget on this cake she just wants it to be really really cool.
I wanted to do a big square cake and make it look like the course on wipeout
Anywho one of the elements on wipeout is a spinning thing that the people stand on and it spins them around. I wanted to make something like this on the cake. I would most likely make the mary-go-round object out of gumpaste..but how would i make it spin??
The customer has seen ultimate cake off and they love how they make the object spin around on the cakes..
Anywho if anyone can help I would sooo appreciate it!!
Look into kid's science school supply kits... I have one with a TINY little motor that runs on batteries. Not sure exactly where you'd look for such a thing, but I think it was from Kay-Bee's or Toys R Us... Good luck with that though! I've always wanted an excuse to make something spin on a cake!
lol ok! I work right by toys-r-us soo i will be going there after work then! I will keep you updated!
so far i have had no luck trying to find something that will spin..I have been to three toy stores (maybe i am just imaginative enogh) but the only thing i could find that spins was one of those little baby toys that you push the top down and then the bottom spins.
does anyone else have any suggestions??
Try the hardware stores. Lots of things have tiny fans for cooling systems - if you were to take the blades off those fans, a tiny motor runs the spinning part (like you see Duff buy alot). Then you just install the base of what you want to spin to the part of the motor that spins and run the on off switch to the side of the cake or wherever.
Duff did this for a cake where there was a break dancer spinning on her head - they just attached her to the part on the motor and voila - but you get that stuff at a hardware store..it's electrical.
There are also places you can order these kinds of things online, like here:
I don't know anything about this particular company, but there's lots of stuff out there.
Then there's the science stuff for schoolkids:
This might be more use to you (AND ME) since it's easier to understand than the industrial site!
Thank you everyone!! I am going to look at all of these options and see what i can figure out! i'll keep you posted
Radioshack sells small battery operated motors. That is what you want. Get a stronger one than you think and keep the weight of the items as low as possible. Plan ahead. The guys at Radioshack can help you with the wires and switches as well.
ADisco ball motor! Amazon