Shaping Cupcakes

Hello all! I need some guidance.   I am trying to bake cupcakes, but I want to bake them in the shape of coffee beans. I was considering using egg shaped pans (that usually sell around Easter), but unfortunately, it is not Easter, so they are not selling... Any advice on how to make baked goods in the shape I need? The image came from here.

Topic by Flintlock 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Shape shifters?

Has anybody ever solved a square-1 or other shape shifting puzzles? I am considering making a Square-1 tutorial, but was wondering how many people knew they existed or had them.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_One_(puzzle) - is a wikepedia description

Topic by Does Not Compute 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


what shape is the most aesthetically pleasing composition to the human eye?

What shape is the most aesthetically pleasing composition to the human eye?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago


strange 3D shapes

I need help to find a 3D shape with 7 sides/faces Any help?? Feel free to name any other strange shapes while your at it.

Topic by ti112 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


shaping plastic bottles? Answered

I need to find a way to shape a rolled  finishing edge with a 14"wide top plastic bottle. I actually thinking about a stainless steel cone that I could heat up to reshaple the edge ....any idea how I could find...make/ do  such a thing?? 

Question by terriradke 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cake shaping advice?

This year I've started trying to make more advanced cakes and was wondering how other people shape their cakes?  I know there's the basic way of cutting(for example into flat heart shapes and such) but for the more 3D detailed cakes what's the way to do it? Is it the same way?  I thought perhaps its possible to use a similar techinque that's used for some cake pops, where you mix in a semi sweet icing or thickener into cake to create a dough like texture for moulding but would that be to pastey and not cake like enough? I really want to try shaped cakes but I haven't known how, so if anyone could help it would be very much appreciated! Thank you! 

Question by RandomAussieGirl 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Inexpensive way to cut paper shapes

Hi! I enjoy making paper boxes with cardstock that I normally have just cut by hand with scissors. But I am to the point where I need a simple way that I can cut the paper shapes which doesn't take as long as cutting with scissors and isn't as expensive as purchasing a scrapbook die cutter (which I can't create my own die for anyway). Does anyone have a less expensive idea that might help me? Thanks!

Topic by kellybasinger 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


need help bending/shaping a sewing needle into a spring-shape

Hello all!    I need help shaping existing sewing needles into spring shapes...and need to mass produce! I have an invention idea for a sewing needle, and after countless attempts at commissioning someone to manufacture for me, I have decided to do it myself. However, as I am a layman I have no idea how to get started!  I had created many prototypes by heating up sewing needles, then wrapping them around screws. I have tried many times to create a machine that could easily do this for me, however to no avail.  Another problem I have is that once the metal is heated and bent into shape, I need a way to possible polish and return the shine...   I have approached many shops worldwide from: sewing needle companies/ spring making companies, cnc, medical instruments, metal artists, aerospace, prototyping companies, 3d printing, the list goes on...  So now i'm back to square one...any help is appreciated, thanks !

Topic by chultzu 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


what is the best shape of a parachute?

In my science class right now, we are making bottle rockets. I was wondering what the best shape of parachute to use is. Also, how should I attach the parachute to the rocket?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY sconce diamond shaped.

I've attached a sconce to this post. Does anyone know of a cheap DIY kit to craft such sconce?

Topic by hensor 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Make odd-shaped gears

This tutorial by Clayton Boyer covers how to make some really funky looking gears. Start with one odd shape and make a second gear that matches it. Really cool and great for anyone entering the Woodworking Contest who wants to add a special touch. via MAKE

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Machine that can shape water

The National Maritime Research Institute of Japan has a machine that can create shapes in the water such as hearts and stars. That's just the small one. The larger machine can make much bigger collisions between waves. There's some research around safety here to merit such a large setup, but I'm just happy with the splashes and the over-the-top reactions of the reporters. Always fun to see them shout "sugoi!" and "waaaaaaa!" over and over. via Neatorama research institute Uploaded by hatoyamafandom. - More video blogs and vloggers.

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bass Guitar shape suggestions

Hello there I am planing on making a bass guitar, it is going to be fret-less, most likely have 5-strings, and will probably have a partially hollow body for effect :). but anyway, I am wondering if anyone has a good body shape for it. to keep the results to somewhat my liking, I want you to know that I play a lot of jazz and the like, not any heavy metal, so before you come here and tell me to make it look like a warlock, that will most defiantly not happen ( not to down anyone who likes that kind of thing, its just not me) (note: The picture is not one of the ideas that I came up with, I found it on-line for an example photo. though, i do like it)

Question by meedeeleemee 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Making momos of artful and fancy shapes: can someone tell me how to?

Momo or Dimsum is a dumpling common all over east asia. The basic idea is to take a wrapper( thin small pancake of dough), stuff it with a mixture of meat and vegetables and steam it. Eaten hot with any sauce, preferably pungent. I want to see momos/dimsums of artful and fancy shapes, and the technique of making them.

Question by hit_dSpot 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make millefiori cookies/?

I want to make cookies with a particular design on them, but I'm not sure I can figure out how to form the right shapes.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone can tell me what's the smallest acutator/(stepper-)motor for angle of about ~45° ?

Was just a fixed idea and i'm not really into electronics yet, but i wondered, if it was possible to make bigger panels with tiny motors that move metal stripes/chips to form shifting shapes. Maybe just think of iron man's self-mounting armor or fish swarms for example, but in a smaller way, say as tiny as possible, but affordable (hehe).

Question by Luziviech 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to make a special shape tire? Answered

I want to make a tire in a elliptical shape. How can I do it? Is it possible to convert an ordinary tire into an elliptical one? Many Thanks

Question by youngken 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Is there a pin or safety pin shaped like this? Answered

I need  small pins shaped like this - a safety pin like thing maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch diameter.  Do they exist?

Question by mole1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Rating system's gone pear-shaped...

Lately the rating system seems to be malfunctioning. When I rate an 'ible, my vote doesn't always register.And on this project... (which I rated highly):https://www.instructables.com/id/Building_A_Stereo_Tube_Amp/...with a total of 10 ratings, approx 15 users show up in the "They Like It" box. How can more users "like it" than have rated? Again, my own rating doesn't appear to have counted.I've checked only one other project, but it has a similar disparity between total ratings and users displayed...

Topic by gmoon 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can I cut tetris shapes from glass??

I have tried using a regular glass scorer, but it can't handle the right angles of the tetris shapes. help! Is there anyway to do this? This is my goal: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://hadouken.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/tetris_mirror.jpg?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago




How do I stiffen fabric as well as shape it and make it stay the shape I choose?

I want to make a masquerade mask. The kind with a stick and huge feathers on the side. The expensive ones online say they use cloth for the actual mask part. HELP!

Question by djutt5 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to make fish shaped garnishes with fruits?

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Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to make mothballs of difference shapes and sizes?

Question by stvn9999 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


When should I shape leather for a mask? Answered

I'm working on a steampunk gas mask out of leather currently, but I have some questions. My design is made out of five pieces so It will fit around my face, but I don't know when to shape it. Should I sew the pieces together then soak it and shape it around my whole face or is it better to shape each piece individually then sew them together? I'm punching holes in the leather then hand-sewing it with a leather needle and waxed thread. Any help is appreciated greatly. Thanks, Noah

Question by noahh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


mosaic garden tiles with a sheep or a dachshund shape?

I would like to make mosaic garden tiles with a sheep or a dachshund shape. Anyone have good tips?

Question by Lizzie Chi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I need help explaining the shape of this nebula Answered

Http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/10/Butterfly_death_throes This image is the "Butterfly Nebula". I'm having trouble understanding it's shape. According to the accompanying blurb, the shape indicates a "bipolar nebular, where fast-moving gas can escape more easily from the poles of the dying star than around its equator. This creates a lobed structure reminiscent of an hourglass, or, as in this case, a giant butterfly." But... why? Why can the gases escape more easily from the poles?  Why is it harder to escape at the equator? Surely, if it was blasting from the poles, we would see a more linear shape, long "beams" of material shooting out of each end?  This image looks to me as if material blasted away from the equator, but parallel to the poles, almost as if the two halves of the star's surface were peeled apart, like turning half an orange skin inside out. Anybody got a borderline high-school/university level explanation for the shape?

Question by Kiteman 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Best way to shape styrofoam around a sphere?

Hey All, I'm getting ready for my next project, making a Deadmau5 head that replicates his pinhead helmet from last halloween. Since this helmet will require "messing up" and texturing the head rather than using fabric, I was assuming I'd use styrofoam to create that effect. However, I am uncertain as to whether or not I should be buying a hollow styrofoam sphere or flexible styrofoam, or something else. Any help/guidance would really be appreciated. I will be putting the material on a 13" hamster ball. Thanks in advance!!

Question by Nagha3 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Building a custom shaped Compressed air tank

Hello, am looking into the possibility of building my own paintball markers, and wanted to do a custom way of using the air system, compared to most markers. I was thinking either a square shape, but after finding an article that was talking about water and gases tanks and why they are build cylindrical, i realized that maybe that might not be as easy or practical. another possible idea would be a flask shaped tank, but for the design am looking at it would need special commendations, none the less I wish to see if something like that could be possible.

Topic by Mac yet more irish 2 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


What are your favourite guns/ gun shapes?

Its me, I have wondered what everyones favourite gun/s and their favourite gun shapes are, so here you go, post away, post pics aswell if you like, but no knex guns, unless they look like a real gun. My favourite gun is the L96 or the M24, I try to base my guns off of the M24, but fail with L96's.

Topic by yerjoking 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


heavy gauge metal tubing shaping question Answered

You know the "heavy" gauge metal tubing you see on swings and roundabouts in the public play parks? What is that called and how would I bend and shape it without having to go to an expensive, specialist shop, please? Pretty much I want to have a straight part about 3 metres followed by a curve of radius approx 1 metre and another 1m straight after the curve. Thank you for reading me and your time to reply.

Question by kevinhannan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Casting a REALLY complex HOLLOW shape with metal!?

Exactly like casting a 3D print out of metal; I have a airsoft upper receiver which I want to cast out of aluminium cheaply. Made of polymer and quite complex. http://www.evike.com/images/large/Mbody_GP_M4AEGUpper_lg.jpg

Topic by Digital Flame 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Image Comments Keep Changing Shapes and Places

So this problem is only happening in one step of my Instructable. I have uploaded the pictures and written image comments on top of them in the places and sizes that I want, but as soon as I switch to a different picture or step they reset into different places and sizes. Any tips?

Topic by ccelania 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Using a laser pointer to display secret shapes?

Hey, all, I'm working on a puzzle for an escape room right now and am wondering if there's any way that I can use a laser pointer to display a number. My hope is that the number is not on the lens of the pointer, but rather is discovered after the laser pointer is shined through a specific spot on a piece of plexiglass. The players are asked to set up a tripod in a specific spot with a specific angle, mount the laser point to the top of it and then move the point around the room. Ideally, as the point is traveling around the room, it will shine directly on a small part of a plexiglass display and then refract a number on the wall behind it. Any ideas on how or if this is possible? Any and all thoughts are welcome. Thanks!

Question by DrewP36 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago



How to make a teardrop shape Killer Klowns hammock?

I want to know how to make a teardrop shape hammock so I can turn it into a Cotton Candy Cocoon from the movie "Killer Klowns" Needs to be teardrop shape & once I put the pink colored cotton sheath over the rope / hook, I can zipp up the cocoon to my head like in the movie. :D

Topic by elkaddalek 1 year ago


what food is not fried in some way shape or form? Answered

Question by ikeike40 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to make an L-shaped shower curtain rod? Answered

 How do I make a L-shaped shower curtain rod? I do not mind an industrial look. (raw pipes) The size is 29" x 29". I need to make it by Thanksgiving. I dont want to have to use a support bar, but i will if i need to. 

Question by jjett1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I trace a 2D shape in SketchUp? Answered

It seems that the only people who make 3D models of 2D plans don't use SketchUp, but I have to use it for this project. I'm trying to trace the plans for my Sig Tiger in Sketchup, but it only lets me make 3D shapes. Is there some trick that I'm missing?

Question by CameronSS 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Text boxes in instructable pictures change shape and position.

Every time I open my new instructable (high end greenhouse) for some minor editing, or viewing comments, I notice textboxes have moved, sometimes even outside the pictures. Editing puts them into shape, but next time they are back in the wrong place. This can make the instructable somewhat confusing and makes it look sloppy. Anyone had the same problem, solutions?

Topic by BobS 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do you make a crocodile-shaped cake?

I'm a guy and I've never baked a cake in my life, so I have no idea how to make one look like a crocodile. Alligator suggestions also welcome and encouraged.

Question by random9s 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to project a shape through laser pointer/projector

Hello,  I want to project this specific shape of rectangular with laser. Something similar to what Laser keyboard does, except I don't need all that complexity. Or it's something similar to laser pointer heads with different design patterns.  Please let me know if you have any suggestion. I would like to do this on my own as much as I can. Thank You!

Topic by shili13 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


600 Shots Fan-shape Red & Blue Stars

FireworksSpecification:12*17*170cmPacking:1/1Details:20's * 30 row 7 seconds red/blue stars quick shoothttp://www.fireworkstown.com/memProductDtls.asp?Id=213&pId;=1992If you want to browse this fireworks' video, please click the "video" icon which is right under the product picture to watch.

Topic by victorwu 12 years ago


Is there any place to get custom-shaped prescription lenses?

I have a pair of goggles of the style featured in this instructable. The problem arises because I am nearsighted and need prescription lenses to see properly. Thus the question: Is there some website where I can give them the particulars of the lenses and have them make the lenses and cut them to fit in the goggles? FYI, they would just be 50mm circles.

Question by nruegs 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to build a dresser shaped like a tool chest? Answered

Ok, my son is 2 and has a race-car bed just like every little kid dreams of (my ex-mother-in-law found it for him at a yard sale) I want to coordinate his bedroom around this bed, because it's such a big part of the room and kind of hard to ignore the shape. I saw this kids dresser made by step 2 that's shaped like a tool chest (pictures to be included), and it's really neat and would go great with the garage theme I'm planning, but the only problems are 1) it doesn't seem to hold much, and 2) it's kind of pricey. so I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how to make a dresser that has a similar look to it. I do have some basic woodworking skills, but not much in the way of tools. I can rent other tools, but I pretty much have a hammer, a drill, and POSSIBLY a circular saw (I'm not sure if we've got one of those). it doesn't have to be perfect, but I really want to try and do this for my son.

Question by anyanca1987 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Making pointy cone-shaped nipple covers...help!

Hi all! New to the board... So I am going to be fire for Halloween to complement my boyfriend's firefighter costume. I will be wearing a lot of body paint, a shelf bra, a skirt, and I will be making cone-shaped Madonna-style nipple covers (maybe I will make them horn/flame shaped I havent decided), that will point upward. I will paint flames on them that will continue on to the rest of my chest in body paint. I need your help in deciding how to make these pointy nipple pieces. I think they will be about 2 inches in diameter and be about 5 inches long. I was thinking of making them out of Polymer Clay and attaching them with Spirit Gum. They will be painted with acrylic. I am not sure if this is the best option or if spirit gum will even hold them in place. Is there a gooey-er adhesive I could use and a different material to make the cones? I am also hoping to make 3-5 smaller cones to paint flames on and attach to my arms. Any ideas? Thanks!! I appreciate all the feedback.

Topic by Roguexxxi 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can you change the shape of an Ni-Ca battery? Answered

From my experience a battery is a collection of cells; and since Ni-Ca batteries are cased in heatshrink you can see the various cells it is made up of!  As I just bought the wrong battery for my airsoft gun (it is way too big) I thought if I took the casing off and disassembled it into various batteries could you then turn it into a stick battery? May seem obvious; but I'm new to this :) Thanks

Question by Digital Flame 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I make a football helmet shaped cake?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructable Request: How to make a Router Template for a predefined shape?

I want to make a template for pinball lamp inserts that I can reuse multiple times.  These items are a predetermined shape and I haven't really seen a template how to out there for small predetermined shapes.  An example of what I'm talking about can be found here: http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/PI-112TVT

Question by kvanpool 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago