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post #1 of 22
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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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post #2 of 22

i don't know

 

but wasn't that the coolest ever!!

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post #3 of 22

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!

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post #4 of 22
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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. 

post #5 of 22

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!

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post #6 of 22
Sounds 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.
post #7 of 22

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

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post #8 of 22

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. 

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post #9 of 22
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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!

post #10 of 22

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.

post #11 of 22
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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. 

 

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

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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!

 

 

great detective work!!!

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post #13 of 22

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.

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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. 

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