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#1 Mike71

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:45 PM

Can i make mini shells for a cake with m80 tubes.... i have never made small ones just 2 and 3"

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 01:08 AM

The rising effects in a cake may well look like shells but are usually called inserts. Often they are a paper tube with clay or paper closures and some small active contents. -very effective. Look for insert tubes and cake tubes that fit together snugly.


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 05:38 PM

Bombette is the term you're probably looking for.
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Posted 09 May 2019 - 08:58 AM

An insert is something like a small shell in a bigger shell, stutata iirc


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 12:20 PM

Im thinking more on line of the shells in a 500 gram cake... are they like m80 tubes in them or tiny ball shells

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:02 PM

Take a look at this:

http://pyrobin.com/f...ompositions.pdf

 

Metal mesh sizes are not given. The amount and composition of the burst powder would turn the shells into salutes if the metals were fine.

Duplicating a consumer cake, perhaps on a larger scale, seems like an interesting project. I lit an "Ohio Bomber" from Shelton's on NYE and was much impressed.



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Posted 23 May 2019 - 12:20 AM

The tiny shells in cakes are almost always tubes, yes. And they are called bombettes.


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Posted 23 May 2019 - 10:09 AM

Thanks guys... and thaks for the download
What size stars would you start with for 5/8 tubes??? Im guessing screen comp through a 4 mesh????

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Posted Today, 09:31 PM

You can find consumer shell dissection videos on youtube. Stars are round and seem to be rather small.






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