Illuminating Sugar

Sugar Work By simonpc1423 Updated 16 Jan 2011 , 7:50pm by flowergirl1

simonpc1423 Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 1:38pm
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we have been commissioned to create a replica shopping mall in cake. All is good and we are not phased. But the client has asked that the cake has illumination. I need to create a tall tower with horizontal disks layered in the cake at different heights. These coloured sugar disk should be illuminated. I have some ideas, such as having a central void and illuminating from the inside the entire hight of the cake. Anyone with any other ideas.

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7yyrt Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 4:37pm
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A string of Christmas lights up the back, encased in plastic straw-type material and iced over.

-K8memphis Posted 19 Dec 2010 , 9:48pm
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I made a mounting for rice lights which were the smallest I could find.

I cut a circle out of foam core and carved out little sections of it around the outside perimeter to set the lights into so each bulb hung off the edge wagon wheel style. Then I mounted another board on top of that to hold it all in.

I made one for each tier.

playingwithsugar Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 1:52am
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Have you contacted companies over there that sell LED lights? They would be the best place to start, since most of them have technical support personnel who can help you with your display.

Or perhaps companies that sell party lights would be of help.

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Jennifer1970 Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 2:09am
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What about using glow sticks in the center of the column?

simonpc1423 Posted 20 Dec 2010 , 7:34am
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Great responses thanks everyone.
I like the idea of the glow stick up the middle. I could make the top removable top allow for replace ment.

simonpc1423 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 7:33pm
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managed to do a disc of melted boiled sweets and had some lights inside, Didnt work very well though Im afraid. oh well!!
Have a look at

flowergirl1 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 7:50pm
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Hello simonpc1423, just had a wee look at your website,it is amazing your work is so beautiful you will go a long way thank you for sharing.

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