Does Anyone Know How To Make A Cake Spin?

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todolomio Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 7:14pm
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How would you make a cake spin? Has anyone have an idea on how to make a cake spin? I would like to make the top tier spin but, I have no idea how to do that? I have a client that wants her cake to spin!!! I have no idea icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I make cakes not motors....

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bakeyclacker Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:32pm
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That would make me cry too! I know that craft stores sell motors for making your own ceramic doll 'turners' though I have no idea which ones or what they might be called. I believe you can find them on line, and they're about 3 inches in diameter. I did see Duff do a cake with a spinning motor, though, and if it helped you could check out his gallery and try to figure that out! I think his site is Or on the food network you might be able to actually watch him build it. I seriously think I'd go buy some simple childrens toy and use the motor. You may need an engineering degree for that kinda thing, though! That's wild. good luck!

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solascakes Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:46pm
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A spining cake would be cool, but it would have to be a small size for it not to fall over right.

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LisaR64 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:50pm
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A disco ball motor works well because it spins nice and slow, yet has enough power to turn something with a bit of weight. You can find them for around $12.00 on-line. If the RPM's are too high (i.e. it spins to fast), you can add a potentiometer, which is a small thingy that lets you regulate the speed on the motor thingy. You can get it at Radio Shack or someplace like that.

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endymion Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:51pm
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Yeah, and if the cake wasn't small, it would be too heavy for the motor to turn it....

I was once thing about trying to use one of those old microwave turning devices (don't know what they are called, but it's like a plate with a mechanism that spins it) for a carousel cake, but never went through with it.

Could also maybe use an old record turntable motor (?)... but you'd have to slow it down so it wouldn't fling cake across the room! icon_biggrin.gif

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GL79 Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 9:52pm
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Well I've seen a whole cake spin, you just buy the base that spins. As far as the just the top, I guess you can use one of those small bases that spins, they're the ones where you place a glass figurine and it lights up. I don't know If you've seen those they usually have a glass Eiffel Tower on it. The only thing would be to find a way to cover it. Good Luck

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endymion Posted 23 Apr 2009 , 10:48pm
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Wow! I had no idea Wilton made something like this, just did an Internet search and found it: "Lighted Revolving Base". Thanks for the info!

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Rylan Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 2:21pm
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You can get a turn table and all you have to do is push it and then its going to spin. You can buy a really inexpensive one at Hobby lobby, Joanns or Michaels and use their 40% coupon. You can use the Ateco one if you want the turn table to be really heavy. You can also use a lazy susan as an alternative.

Of course I wasn't serious. Yes a disco ball base would probably work. I've seen someone use it.

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todolomio Posted 13 May 2009 , 3:16am
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OMG you guys are amazing. I know it was late to reply to all your wonderful ideas but, I never got an email saying someone posted anything "I;m puzzled" . Well now I need it and thanks for all your time.


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