Structure For Bobble Head Cake?

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cloetzu Posted 17 Mar 2012 , 7:37pm
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I would like to make a bobble head cat cake for my daughter's 4th birthday later this month. I've seen a few here on CC and on You Tube that look similar to what I'd like to try making but can't figure out a good way to make the head bobble/attach/float the had above the body.

I've sent PMs to the ones I've seen here and have heard back from the wonderful ladies that made them but they all seem to be stationary except one and I can't figure out that one yet ;( waiting to hear back a bit more on that one from kmay55 icon_wink.gif

Wondering if anyone has any ideas?

Here are links to the ones that bobble and the relevant comments:
"The head is pivoting on a 1/2" wooden dowel that sticks up from the cake base. There is a tube in the head for the dowel to go into"

But if the body dowel goes into the pipe in the had how/why does it bobble?
"She built the body around a hollow Wilton plastic dowel rod. She then formed some floral stem wire into a spring on the top of a 1/2" wooden dowel and inserted that into the Wilton dowel. The head was built around an upside down 1-1/2" miniature clay pot which provided the wobble support"

The video for this one is a collection of still pictures so not sure it actually bobbles vs just rests on top considering a flower pot would have a flat bottom and rest on top of the flat end of a dowel? and ifI make the head out of cake how to i stop the pot from going into the cake (ie the weight of the cake not pushing down and around the pot? the pot needs to somehow be attached to the board the cake is on???

I understand the principle and even tried a mini version using a rounded dowel and then placed a cup on top but it tended to lean to one side vs staying straight and yes moved but not really bobble?

Any ideas? Suggestions??

Anything would be greatly appreciated!!

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