bethola Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 2:17am
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build a rising platform for a birthday cake?  In my head.....I know how it's supposed to look.  But, having trouble getting anyone to build it.  It will have to be attached to a platform and I'll build the cake around it.  I also want it to rise approx 4" above the cake using a battery powered motor. In addition I will attach a fog machine (water based fog) so it will be REALLY cool as it rises.   

 

Any Extreme Cake Artists out there?  Can you give me any ideas?  Point me in the right direction? 

 

It's hard being the FUN Gran B!  LOL

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shanter Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 2:48am
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I'm having trouble picturing this. The rising platform - Is it in the middle of a table? Is the cake on it? What is the cake being built "around"? What ends up 4 inches above the cake?

 

Sorry if I'm being dim.

manddi Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 3:12am
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AIf you're being dim so am I. I don't get it either...

Annabakescakes Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 3:27am
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AI don't get it either... Maybe it would help if you told us what the cake is going to be?

IAmPamCakes Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 4:28am
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AMaybe it's a surprise :)

bethola Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 3:06pm
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LOL  No you're definitely not being dim.  I told you....it's in MY head!  LOL  I'm sure I wasn't clear. The cake is going to be a "Minecraft" cake.  Minecraft is apparently a computer game of some sort.  I only know this because, my soon to be 7 year old grandson told me!  

 

Anyway, the cake will be a square cake (because everything is square on Minecraft) and in the center I will have Steve (apparently the hero).  I want him standing on a plate (platform) that will be attached to probably PVC pipe.  I'm pretty sure it will have to be positioned inside a larger pipe for the "rising effect" to work.  To continue....attached will have to be a mechanism that will cause this pipe to rise which in turn will raise Steve off the cake.  There has to be a motor and some kind of "lift" mechanism to accomplish this I'm sure.  I figured that it would be easier to build the mechanism first and then "build" the cake around it to leave openings for the switches, fog machine hose, etc.

 

Better?

enga Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by bethola 

LOL  No you're definitely not being dim.  I told you....it's in MY head!  LOL  I'm sure I wasn't clear. The cake is going to be a "Minecraft" cake.  Minecraft is apparently a computer game of some sort.  I only know this because, my soon to be 7 year old grandson told me!  

 

Anyway, the cake will be a square cake (because everything is square on Minecraft) and in the center I will have Steve (apparently the hero).  I want him standing on a plate (platform) that will be attached to probably PVC pipe.  I'm pretty sure it will have to be positioned inside a larger pipe for the "rising effect" to work.  To continue....attached will have to be a mechanism that will cause this pipe to rise which in turn will raise Steve off the cake.  There has to be a motor and some kind of "lift" mechanism to accomplish this I'm sure.  I figured that it would be easier to build the mechanism first and then "build" the cake around it to leave openings for the switches, fog machine hose, etc.

 

Better?


This is not mechanical cake but it can give you a start on ideas on how you can build it,hth.

 

http://youtu.be/1zwvplLBtMU

enga Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 7:22pm
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Here is a thread from other members that has some cool ideas.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/628039/animated-and-moving-cakes
 

bethola Posted 1 May 2013 , 2:12am
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Thanks everyone!  These are great ideas!  

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