Led Lights

Decorating By keonicakes Updated 23 Nov 2013 , 10:45pm by waggs

keonicakes Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 2:35am
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I've seen many cakes in the galleries which use led lights. I think it's an awesome affect. I'm wandering where are these purchased and how to put them in a cake without messing up the light. (i don't even know what these little lights look like to try to find them.) I'll be doing 2 transformers cakes this week and would love to use lights in both of them. Such neet ideas on this site. Thanks for your help,
Amy

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DesignerWoman Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 3:08am
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Maybe a Walmart or an electronic store.

LaBoulangerie Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 4:33am
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Check at your local hobby store like Michael's or Hobby Lobby, I can almost guarantee they will have them. Around Christmas, they can be found at every single store, lol. It would be a great time to stock up at the $1 Store icon_biggrin.gif

Ursula40 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:03am
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Does anyone have any pictures of these lights that can be used? We will be visiting the States soon, and I would like to be able to buy some, but don't quite know, what to look for. I need a visual please

LaBoulangerie Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:21am
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The battery powered LED lights should look like this:
LL

Ursula40 Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:29am
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Oh ok, so they are strings? Are there any smaller individual ones, that one could use as Eyes etc?

LaBoulangerie Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:42am
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There are smaller counts available... I have seen a two-count, can't find a photo right now. Here is a three-count that I found categorized as floral LEDs. Today, I was at my local hobby store and they had some single LEDs on stick that you put in your garden to mimick the look of fireflies. If you are up to the challenge, you could take stick off and make your own housing for single lights. Just a though...
LL

cardicard Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:13am
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Hi,
does anybody have a photo of a cake with LED lights, i have never heard or seen one. It sounds really interesting.
thanks icon_smile.gif

JudyDP Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:17am
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Look on ebay. The set that LaBoulangerie uploaded a picture of, can be bought on ebay. I was looking for some more that I used at Christmas in a centerpiece. Mine had a transparent battery compartment, but the white one, as shown, is being sold on ebay. HTH

keonicakes Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 12:55pm
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cardicard..... If you put in lights on the search tab, it will show all sorts of images of cakes with lights in them. Really neat stuff.

brgrassmyer Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:18pm
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I used single LED lights on the runway on this cake. I did not put them on unitl I delivered the cake. I turned them on and then took some fondant and covered the metal parts, to make food safe, and to make them look like runway lights. I got them at Michael's in the wedding section.
HTH
LL

Chippi Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:35pm
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http://www.weddingflowersandreceptionideas.com/floralytes-battery-light.html

I am using these on a wedding cake they are single lights one time use. icon_smile.gif HTHS

Chippi

weirkd Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 5:56pm
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I bought mine online, they were like $2 and all you had to do is twist them to turn them on. They were good for only 8 hours though but for what I needed them for they worked great! (I just googled LED lights)

dabear Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:05pm
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I used single white/blue/red lights that work off watch batteries. I bought them at Walmart in their Wedding section. White is the only color I can find now. I used them for headlights and stage lights.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1242499

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1224393

This is what the light looks like:
http://www.lightsforalloccasions.com/p-474-balloon-lights-2-pack-blinking-white.aspx

I also bought some blinky light rings for an ambulance:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1153880

this is what the light looks like (they come in all color and combinations):
http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/flashingrainbowrings-p-1682.html?osCsid=4fp5gcf9kfb4n6vlmgan366uh4

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LateBloomer Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 6:32pm
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WOW dabear this opens up a whole new dimension for me. Thanks so much.

auntiewho Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:05pm
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laboulangerie, i have used the ones that you pictured in a couple of my cakes, i am glad that i saw this topic because of the links given to website to purchase other style lights..the battery pack ones, you have to plan your cake so you can hide that size battery pack...i got mine a micheals in the flower section and at a local shop that sells christmas village stuff and model train stuff...thanks for the topic and info...always like to learn and see new items

cakegrandma Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:23pm
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You can also purchase them at smartyhadaparty.com. They have all kinds of lights and we got some for use at my daughter's wedding to go around her cakes. They really looked very nice.
evelyn

JudyDP Posted 18 Apr 2010 , 7:58pm
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Thanks to ALL....I know everyone appreciates your sharing!

cardicard Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 6:37am
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thank you all, icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Maynard628 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:05pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brgrassmyer

I used single LED lights on the runway on this cake. I did not put them on unitl I delivered the cake. I turned them on and then took some fondant and covered the metal parts, to make food safe, and to make them look like runway lights. I got them at Michael's in the wedding section.
HTH




Wow brgrassmye, your cake looks so cool with the lights!

Rosie2 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:54pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dabear


I also bought some blinky light rings for an ambulance:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1153880

this is what the light looks like (they come in all color and combinations):
http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/flashingrainbowrings-p-1682.html?osCsid=4fp5gcf9kfb4n6vlmgan366uh4

icon_biggrin.gif


Wow Dabear, you're so clever!! that ambulance with the blinking lights is sooo cool!! thumbs_up.gif

Thank you for sharing icon_smile.gif

Rosie2 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 6:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by brgrassmyer

I used single LED lights on the runway on this cake.
HTH


Amazinggggg, I love your cake!!! Soooo much talent and creativitiy in this place.
Thank you for sharing!!!

Katie1192 Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 9:19pm
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Buy from www.technobotsonline.com

seedrv Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 9:38pm
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I just bought some here but they have a minumum order amount

http://www.extremeglow.com/Merchant4/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=BL

seedrv Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 9:41pm
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I also think the single LED should somehow be "wrapped" because I suspect these light are not intended to be food safe.

weirkd Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 10:06pm
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I just did a fire truck and couldnt find any lights locally that were red. I went to Michaels and they had white LED lights in their wedding section. So my hubby came up with the idea of sticking a mini balloon over the top of it. Worked like a charm! (I also stick bubble straws so that its not in the actual cake!!

MrsJuliette Posted 4 Apr 2011 , 10:35pm
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For what it's worth I found a site that sell sall colors and sizes of LED lights. it is called superbrightleds.com...I have not tried them on a cake yet but I can't wait to try them.

Thomasstewart Posted 19 Dec 2012 , 6:56am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keonicakes 

I've seen many cakes in the galleries which use led lights. I think it's an awesome affect. I'm wandering where are these purchased and how to put them in a cake without messing up the light. (i don't even know what these little lights look like to try to find them.) I'll be doing 2 transformers cakes this week and would love to use lights in both of them. Such neet ideas on this site. Thanks for your help,
Amy


I have seen that but never used it. Will ask my cakemaker to do it

MUDDY828 Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 4:02pm
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single LED lights can be purchased online. No wires. Blinking or non blinking are available. They can also be purchased at stores like Party City.

waggs Posted 8 Sep 2013 , 4:16pm
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AI just bought a pack of 12 at party city. They are called balloon lights. One time use only, last for 8 hours.

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