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asked December 6th 2017

Making spinning logo cake.

Hi Paul or David

I want to make a cake using the same method as the suitcase cake (standing
upright) but spinning. The client wants their logo standing upright and
spinning. Whats the best way to get that to work?

I was thinking of using the carousel cake technique also to get it spinning but
they want it with a motor so that it can be turned on and off.

Do you think that the cake will fall off if it spins? That will be a
disaster.

I love the challenge but have no clue how to get it done. HELP!

What should I consider to make this cake possible?

Thanks
Mag.

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Hi Mag

It depends on what the logo is. If you could give a little more detail, that would be most helpful.
The carousel cake technique spins fairly slowly. As long as the cakes sitting on it are properly supported with a good structure, the chances of a collapse is unlikely. The actual spinning stand does have a motor and it can be switched on and off.

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Hi Madeitwithlove,

Thanks for responding.

The company logo is in a diamond shape, hence the idea to do it like the suitcase cake. I didn't realize that the carousel cake was motorized. I must have missed that part, lol. Extra cake will be at the bottom of the structure too. Picture a diamond upright, in a square. The square bottom of the cake will have other decorations to mirror what the company is all about. Hope that helps and its not too confusing.

Thanks
Mag

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So this is a faceted diamond? The easiest way would be to make the diamond logo from a dummy or cardboard covered in sugarpaste.
I think the base of the diamond would be too vulnerable made from cake.

Paul and several of the guest tutors have gravity defying tutorials which use a strong central support structure. Viewing would be a useful start point.
You'd need to thread the square cake over the support and then thread the diamond through the remaining length of pole of the support.
To get a better idea take a peek here: https://www.cakeflix.com/online-cake-decorating-courses/christmas-fairy-castle
The dummy can be purchased from Dummies Direct. Paul deals with them all the time. They will drill the hole in the dummy ready for use as long as you let them know the diameter of the central support dowel.

If you were to make it from cardboard peek here for tutorial: http://somethingturquoise.com/2015/07/25/diy-giant-diamond-wedding-card-box/

Rice krispie treats is another alternative. I'm just thowing a few ideas, although Avalon Yarns has a tutorial on her site ( at a cost) on how to make a faceted diamond. You'd need to subscribe to that site first to buy the tutorial or ( cheaper option) join for the month enough to see how the cake is done.

Hope some of the suggestions help.

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