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Hi everyone one i need help im making a cake for my little boys birthday. he would like a dragon cake but he wants the wings to move up and down. ive never made a moving cake and i cant find anywhere that tells me how to achive the wings going up and down. i know how to make them go round but not up and down. so i was wondering if any u kind people can tell me exactly what i need to achive this. thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. 

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Bella89

3 years ago

For adding wings to your dragon cake you can try this out cut wings shape out of rolled fountain. Attach a toothpic to dragon cake make smooth shape wings as you want and press that tooth pic thrugh the skin of the back at an angle so the wings stick up.

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wilgubeast

3 years ago

Tell him he'll get spinning wings and like them. :D Then you'd just need a pinwheel.

Otherwise, here's some inspiration: http://www.ornithopter.org/how.flap.shtml

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Toga_Dan

3 years ago

i think there are instructables about making ornithopters (which fly by flapping wings) For this project, i might suggest a low speed gearbox motor available from hobby shops. these are probably slower than most gearboxes from rc cars.

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caitlinsdad

3 years ago

look up whirligigs, you can probably hook up a small geared motor like that from a r/c car or just hand crank it. Good luck.