Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Balloon cake

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Dailymotion:
Materials: six balloons, scissors and an air pump.


Normally, I use balloons of the same color to make the base of the cake and one or two balloons of different colors to decorate the cake. For purpose of this instruction we are going to use balloons of different colors to make the base. Using technique described below you can create many different sculptures of different sizes and shapes. To make the cake we are going to twist all balloons in exactly the same way. All balloons are going to have the same number of bubbles. The scheme is the same for all six balloons. I also feel obligated to mention that the cake is going to have zero calories, zero cholesterol, zero protein and it is not eatable! This cake is only for a decoration purpose. The cake we are making will have two layers. Let’s cook. Inflate all six balloons leaving a five—inch flat tail (Pic 1).

Tie nozzles (the point A on the scheme) of all six balloons in one knot (Pic 2 and 3).


Twist the first red four—inch bubble (Pic 4).

Twist the second red soft one—inch bubble (Pic 5).

Lock both ends of the second red bubble in one lock twist (Pic 6). This step is marked with arrows between points B and C on the scheme.

Repeat the steps as described above to twist the first two bubbles for all balloons (Pic 7). The next step is to twist the third bubble and lock its free end around the second bubble of the next balloon.

Twist the third red four—inch bubble (Pic 8).

Lock the free end (the point D on the scheme) of the third red bubble around second green bubble (Pic 9).

Twist the third green four—inch bubble (Pic 10).

Lock the free end of the third green bubble (the point D on the scheme) around the second blue bubble (Pic 11).

Twist the third blue four—inch bubble (Pic 12).

Lock the free end of the third blue bubble (the point D on the scheme) around the second pink bubble (Pic 13).

Twist the third pink four—inch bubble (Pic 14).

Lock the free end of the third pink bubble (the point D on the scheme) around the second yellow bubble (Pic 15).

Twist the third yellow four—inch bubble (Pic 16).

Lock the free end of the third yellow bubble (the point D on the scheme) around the second gray bubble (Pic 17).

Twist the third gray four—inch bubble (Pic 18).

Lock the free end of the third gray bubble (the point D on the scheme) around the second red bubble (Pic 19). You have made the top of the cake.

The next step is to twist two bubbles the fourth and the fifth bubbles of each balloon. Twist the fourth pink one—inch bubble (Pic 20).

Twist the fifth pink soft one—inch bubble (Pic 21).

Lock both ends of the fifth pink bubble in one lock twist (Pic 22). This step is marked with arrows between points E and F on the scheme.

Repeat the steps as described above to twist the fourth and the fifth bubbles for all balloons (Pic 23 through 27).





The next step is to twist the sixth bubble and lock its free end around the fifth bubble of the next balloon. Twist the sixth blue four—inch bubble (28).

Lock the free end of the sixth blue bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth pink bubble (Pic 29).

Twist the sixth pink four—inch bubble (Pic 30).

Lock the free end of the sixth pink bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth yellow bubble (Pic 31).

Twist the sixth yellow four—inch bubble (Pic 32).

Lock the free end of the sixth yellow bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth gray bubble (Pic 33).

Twist the sixth gray four—inch bubble (Pic 34).

Lock the free end of the sixth gray bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth red bubble (Pic 35).

Twist the sixth red four—inch bubble (Pic 36).

Lock the free end of the sixth red bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth green bubble (Pic 37).

Twist the sixth green four—inch bubble (Pic 38).

Lock the free end of the sixth green bubble (the point G on the scheme) around the fifth blue bubble. You have made the second layer (Pic 39 through 42).




The rest of the balloon is the seventh bubble. You can use seventh bubbles to make the third layer of the cake (simply repeat the steps to make the second layer as described above). You can cut off the seventh bubble and tie off the ends. Or you can use the seventh bubbles to decorate the cake. We are going to decorate the cake. The top layer of the cake has six gaps. We are going to fill those gaps with the seventh bubbles. Pull the 7th pink bubble in side of the cake and force it out through the gap in the top of the cake (Pic 43).

Fold the seventh pink bubble and force its end half way back inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 44 and 45).


Force the seventh yellow bubble out through the next gap in the top of the cake (Pic 46).

Fold the seventh yellow bubble and force its end half way back inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 47).

Pull the seventh gray bubble out through the next gap in the top of the cake (Pic 48).

Fold and force the end of the seventh gray bubble half way inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 49).

Pull the seventh red bubble out through the next gap in the top of the cake (Pic 50).

Fold and force the free end of the seventh red bubble half way inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 51).

Pull the seventh green bubble out through the next gap in the top of the cake (Pic 52).


Fold and force the free end of the seventh green bubble half way inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 53).

Pull the seventh blue bubble out through the next gap in the top of the cake (Pic 54).

Fold and force the free end of the seventh blue bubble half way inside of the cake through the same gap (Pic 55).

You have decorated the top layer of the cake (Pic 56).

Tie the ends of all seventh bubbles in one knot. Make sure to make all seventh bubbles of the same size. They should not protrude from the bottom of the cake. If necessary you can twist the eighth bubbles. Tie the free end of the seventh bubbles in one knot. Then cut off the eighth bubbles (Pic 57 and 58).


Congratulations, you have made the cake (Pic 59).

You may use a candle sculpture to decorate the cake (Pic 60).

Attach the bottom of the candle to the center of the top of the cake (Pic 61 and 62).


There is an example of three layers cake (Pic 63). I used different colors balloons to decorate the top of the cake. The candle made of a smaller size (160) balloon. Using the same technique you can make all kind sculptures: baskets, furniture, umbrellas, hats, vases, bodies, houses and etc. The limit is your imagination only. Have fun and happy twisting :)
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