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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? 

 

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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.

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post #3 of 9
If you're being dim so am I. I don't get it either...
post #4 of 9
I don't get it either... Maybe it would help if you told us what the cake is going to be?
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Maybe it's a surprise icon_smile.gif
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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

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post #8 of 9

Here is a thread from other members that has some cool ideas.

 

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

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"You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great"

 

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post #9 of 9
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Thanks everyone!  These are great ideas!  

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