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Need to make a tank cake move

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I am making an Abrams Tank cake for my son's birthday and I need to make the turret turn and shoot sparks (I am ambitious, I know).  Can anyone point me in the right direction?  I know I need a remote control turntable mechanism, but I am coming up empty during my searches.

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«°~°»*****yikes!! Ummm yeah good luck sorry cant help
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Wait maybe you can go to a hobby store that makes or carries miniature train stuff...maybe you could find a small motor there to move the turrent around..just a thought
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and for what it's worth--i've only had one cake with parts that moved on purpose icon_lol.gif  (notice there's no picture attached  icon_biggrin.gif )

 

and the only fire on my cakes have been candles

 

but

 

get a heavier duty motor than you think you might need--so often on the cake shows the motors fizzle out on them because of the underestimated weight

 

just a random observation--food mechanics for thought

 

oh i got one more

 

can you get some gentle fireworks??? and proceed with extreme caution of course


Edited by -K8memphis - 1/12/13 at 1:17pm

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i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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if you had your own tv show what would be your favorite commercial/sponsor

i think i'd like ghirardelli and hershey for starters...

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with small kids around, I'd keep away from open flames, they could get too excited

 

How about inserting a flickering red LED light into the turret, no danger with that

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