myersark Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 1:21am
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Does anyone know how they made the cake on Sugar Dome float in mid-air? I know it had to do with magnets. Any info on how to do it and where to get the magnets would be GREATLY appreciated! I've tried various searches on the internet with no luck.

 

THANKS!!!!

 

 

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 6:24pm
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i don't know

 

but wasn't that the coolest ever!!

-K8memphis Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 6:26pm
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hmmm if i was gonna try this

 

i think i'd try to attach the magnets together with an invisible string, fishing line or something

 

because what keeps the sushi or the magnet from slipping off

 

what keeps it revolving

 

have no clue

 

but it was brilliant!

myersark Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 1:54am
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Our son saw the same thing on another cake show awhile back, but can't remember which one it was on. They did say something about 'reverse polarity' with the magnets. 

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 2:03am
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oh yeah i got that recorded--gotta go back and study that

 

is there a fan above it maybe pushing it down on onto the polarity 'stream'

 

i remember playing with magnets as a kid...

 

but what is making it stay directly above the magnet beneath it

 

just way too cool

 

have to figure that out!

CakesByRashmi Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 2:12am
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ASounds like a very interesting cake. I'm all the way in Sydney but have hear about this cake. Can anyone post any pic or link to it please.

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 2:44am
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the show is called sugar dome

 

each team had to make a sweet treat for the judges

 

one team made 'sushi' looking candy/dessert lime bites covered in coconut and topped with watermelon tartare

 

one of the sushis was suspended and rotated above the others

 

i can't find any pictures of the sushi

AZCouture Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:08am
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Is this the show where they pair a chocolatier/baker/candy maker with someone like a plumber/carpenter, etc.? I don't watch tv, so I am out of the loop. 

myersark Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 4:49am
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I have found an items called "Levitron Revolutions" that will hold up to 12 ozs. They must have used something like that. I found a pic on the internet of a 'hovering cake topper' but couldn't find any info on how it was done.

 

The search continues! LOL!

BakingIrene Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 2:40pm

Well you who posted in this thread may as well just go out and start looking for "cake magnets" or "antimatter spray" or "magnet line".

 

Because after all the folderol posted here, the message is clear: that real scientific facts don't have any place on Cake Central.

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Is this the show where they pair a chocolatier/baker/candy maker with someone like a plumber/carpenter, etc.? I don't watch tv, so I am out of the loop. 

 

i don't think so--

 

so far i think it's two food artists --usually cake & sugar --combined with another non-food artist

 

for example a graffiti artist, an illustrator, a sand castle artist, a animatronics person i think maybe--

 

people who do not work with cake/food but relate to the theme in their own non-food artistic occupation--i think there was a fireworks expert

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by myersark 

I have found an items called "Levitron Revolutions" that will hold up to 12 ozs. They must have used something like that. I found a pic on the internet of a 'hovering cake topper' but couldn't find any info on how it was done.

 

The search continues! LOL!

 

 

great detective work!!!

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jan 2013 , 3:34pm

they are so wrong to not have a photo of that sushi!!!

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/sweet-competition-top-sugar-dome-designs/pictures/index.html

 

three teams of three

 

each team has 3 or 4 additional helpers

 

they have 6 hours to make a visual story of the given theme utilizing each of their talents

 

they receive three 'twists'--additional hoops to jump through that are revealed within the 6 hour time frame

 

example--make something dance etc.

myersark Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 2:55pm
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene 

Well you who posted in this thread may as well just go out and start looking for "cake magnets" or "antimatter spray" or "magnet line".

 

Because after all the folderol posted here, the message is clear: that real scientific facts don't have any place on Cake Central.

Not sure why you would post this comment. I started this post because I saw a technique used that I thought would be something unique to offer to clients. I had done a search on the internet, but wasn't able to come up with something definitive as to what was used on the show. I thought perhaps someone on here might know.

 

If you have some 'real scientific facts' that would answer the questions of: a. What did they use? and, b. Where can it be bought; or, c. What else can be used to accomplish the same thing?, please feel free to share them with those of us who are not rocket scientists.

 

The closest thing I've found that *might* work is the above-mentioned Levitron Revolutions. 

karukaru Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:12pm

AFollowing Is there a picture of the cake? It sounds interesting.

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:26pm

if someone has the show on tape and takes a picture of the tv screen and can post it

 

i can't find it online

 

and for the record it's a one bite dessert that floats--one serving size

Sparklekat6 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:51pm

Maybe something like this?  I didn't see the cake so I don't know if something was above it?

 

http://blog.makezine.com/2007/06/16/how-to-make-an-electromag/

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 4:59pm

yes! like that!!!

 

and the  'sushi' dessert roll was sitting on a round flat magnet the same size as the roll

 

and they had it spinning for a stunner effect

 

prolly just give it a twirl and it will stay spinning  for a few

 

that would be a great effect for a cake topper

 

then if you hit the instructables link i=on the link you found

 

they tell/show you how to make it

 

i think my brain is now detached and spinning above my head

 

my field is in sugar & butter--

 

electromagnetics are --hey my brother could make that thing!!!

Sparklekat6 Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:01pm

I know I thought the same thing.  I was like "Oh they tell you how to make it!!!!! ......Ohhhhh..... that looks really....hard...."

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 5:39pm

or this i found one click away from your great link

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitron-Physics/

 

just way too cool prolly super pricey

 

watch till the end it's funny

misschristinec Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:02pm

Great thread! I've been lurking today (procastinating writing documentation) and this has me interested.

As a chemistry nerd I never took well to physics, but this might change my mind!

-K8memphis Posted 17 Jan 2013 , 6:05pm

and hey--they are not outrageously ridiculously priced either

 

i mean forty fifty bucks is not chicken feed either but that's doable ish

 

http://www.yoyo.com/p/fascinations-levitron-cherry-wood-130470?site=CA&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc_Y&utm_term=XNS-008&utm_campaign=Google&CAWELAID=1324491401&utm_content=pla&ci_sku=XNS-008&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw={keyword}

 

http://www.teachersource.com/product/861/electricity-magnetism?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping_engine&utm_campaign=google&gclid=CKLRt5b977QCFQHonAodzx8AtQ

 

 

 

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