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Coolest Spinning Toy Story Alien UFO Invasion Musical Carousel Birthday Cake 83

by Jennifer O.
(London, UK)

Homemade  Spinning Toy Story Alien UFO Invasion Musical Carousel Birthday Cake

Homemade Spinning Toy Story Alien UFO Invasion Musical Carousel Birthday Cake

For my son's 2nd birthday I decided on a Toy Story theme a few months ago and got stuck in my head the idea of having a spinning carousel cake. It was trial and A LOT of error on my part getting this one together. I used an empty soda bottle and 2 10in cake drums for the UFO stand. The idea was to have the aliens like they where being beamed up in to the UFO from below. I attached the aliens with clear tape folded in half to make it as invisible as possible. And made a little moon fondant pattern on the board where the soda bottle would be fitted. I then cut tabs around the soda bottle and folded and glued it down.

For the cake, the bottom tier is a 12" Rice Krispie Cake. The middle tier is a hollowed out dummy with a turntable used for displaying model cars fitted inside and a space hollowed out the back to fit the music box. This was the trickiest part of this cake. I wish I could be more helpful with this but I think it would be different every time you make it. Lets just say there was a lot of fiddling to get the height correct in order for it to spin when the whole thing was decorated but I did get there in the end. The UFO tier was made using a Wilton Wonder Mold pan.

I didn't have the patience with 2 toddlers to try and model all the figures. I had attempted to start Buzz Lightyear when my 3 year old snicked in the kitchen and ate him. So I ended up buying McDondalds figures off Ebay and found the little Aliens at the Disney Store.

I was really pleased with the end result. My daughter turns 4 next month and I can foresee another spinning cake idea in the future. Meanwhile I hope you like this one.

Here's a video that shows the cake animated. With lights around the UFO and spinning and playing the tune "Toy Land"



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spinning cake
by: Anonymous

hi that is an awesome can :D what mechanism did you use to make the cake spin? or where can i get it?

mechanism used for the cake
by: Jennifer

Hi, I used a turntable made for displaying model cars. It is set into the the second layer of the cake.

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