How Do I Put Lites In Windows Of A House Cake?

Decorating By dayleann Updated 17 Dec 2012 , 10:41pm by hbquikcomjamesl

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dayleann Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 4:28pm
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AHow do I put lights in windows of a house cake? I bought a 10 string LED light set, but am not sure what to do next! Any ideas?

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costumeczar Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 7:26pm
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I wouldn't put LED lights directly onto a cake. The wires do get hot, and the wires usually contain lead so they're not food-safe.


I did a car cake that had headlights that lit up, but I used small lightbulbs that light up when you twist the bases. I stuck them into the cake when I was setting it up, and they stay lit for up to 8 hours or something like that. This is what I used: <a target="_blank" href="">mini party lights</a><img src="" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

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BakingIrene Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 7:32pm
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Use google.


Your string would be OK inside a gingerbread or cookie or dry gumpaste house on top of the cake proper, because you will need some space for a battery pack. Put the house onto a base of the same cookie, then that sits on double-foil-wrapped cardboard base to insulate it from the cake's icing.

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 10:41pm
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Think about how the wires are run in a real house (or at least, how they were run after knob-and-tube was outlawed, and before Romex was invented):


The wires are run through conduits. Tubes that provide either an extra layer of insulation, or a grounded metal enclosure that will, if the insulation on the wires fails, instantly blow a fuse with a short circuit, before anything worse (like a fire, an electrical burn, an electrocution) happens.


In practical terms, if you need to pass non-food-safe wiring through a cake, you need to find some sort of food-safe tubing that's big enough to pass your wiring through, and then figure out a way to embed that in your cake.


I'm not entirely sure (and I don't think I'm alone here) what you mean by a "house cake."

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