Any Ideas On How To Make These??

Decorating By lkoenig07 Updated 11 Nov 2008 , 10:58pm by ladyonzlake

lkoenig07 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 3:31pm
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I need to make this cake for a birthday this weekend. I have a good idea of what to do, but I am stuck as far as how to make the tires & that other thing in front of the back tires (don't know what its called). Anyone have any thoughts??

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mcdonald Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:01pm
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I don't know if you have figured it out or not but maybe use small donuts for the wheels and maybe some sort of little debbie snack cakes for the back of the truck??

DianeLM Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:13pm
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You can make the tires from Rice Krispie treats. Just cut them out with a cookie cutter. Cut out and stack several if they're not thick enough. Then, cover with fondant. Make sure you allow for the extra girth the fondant will add to the tires.

dragonflydreams Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:23pm
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. . . I agree with the RCT . . .that's what was used to make this one . . . . . .

lkoenig07 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 7:55pm
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Do you think they could just be made of solid fondant?

DianeLM Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:21pm
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Originally Posted by lkoenig07

Do you think they could just be made of solid fondant?

Not likely because that much fondant will collapse on itself before it sets up. Even so, that would be A LOT of fondant ($$$) and it would need several days to dry.

cutthecake Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:39pm
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Ring Ding Juniors make good tires, too.

Tee-Y Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:40pm
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You can use fondant strenthened with some CMC or tylose. Shape your tyres and leave to dry on soft foam for abt a day then fix to ur truck with royal icing.

Ariginal Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:41pm
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I would use fondant but i would make a day or two in advance and add a hardening agent to it i do for my tractor tyres etc...

they look like they have used something too soft in that pic as tyre going flat..

good luck cant wait to see what you come up with

ladyonzlake Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:49pm
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I have made a couple of car cakes and on my first car I used gumpaste. When you attach it make sure that it is not resting on the board so that is up in the air, then the tires stay round.

The 2nd cake I did I use chocolate clay and you use the same technique. The rims are also cut from gumpaste or chocolate clay and painted with silver highlighter mixed with vodka (the highlighter is similar to silver luster dust but produces more silver coverage). It also comes in gold.

Sandy2008 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:54pm
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The other thing in front of the tires looks like it could be those chocolate coins that are wrapped. I would try those, peel the gold paper off them, stick them together with icing and luster dust silver????? Good luck. Looks like a fun cake.

Sandy2008 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:57pm
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On second thought, they could be oreo cookies, separated.

ladyonzlake Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 10:58pm
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Oh, I forgot to add...attache the wheels with melted chocolate so they hold onto the side of the cake.

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