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.
i don't know
but wasn't that the coolest ever!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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 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!
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.
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
great detective work!!!
they are so wrong to not have a photo of that sushi!!!
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.
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.
AFollowing Is there a picture of the cake? It sounds interesting.
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
Maybe something like this? I didn't see the cake so I don't know if something was above it?
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!!!
I know I thought the same thing. I was like "Oh they tell you how to make it!!!!! ......Ohhhhh..... that looks really....hard...."
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!
and hey--they are not outrageously ridiculously priced either
i mean forty fifty bucks is not chicken feed either but that's doable ish
This ingenious top spins in mid-air, levitated above a magnetic base, and can keep spinning for several minutes at a time. Seeming to defy gravity, it harnesses the repulsion of two permanent magnets, stabilized by gyroscopic forces.