Tractor Wheels

Decorating By sweetcakes Updated 24 Jan 2009 , 3:58pm by racechick311x

sweetcakes Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 12:34am
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im doing a tractor cake later in the week and am wondering if i can do the back two big tires out of cake standing them up, covered in fondant, will the stay up or collapse. or should i go with RKT. just trying to get as many cake servings in the tractor as possible. what'dya think??

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diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 24 Nov 2008 , 3:05am
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I just did one like two weeks ago. I was going to make them out of cruellers but the size of the cake was HUGE. I ended up using sytrofoam and covering in black fondant. I don't see why you couldn't make them out of RKT. I personally wouldn't use cake. How many servings do you need? Perhaps there is something you could add to the design to increase the serving count.

junkint Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 1:18pm
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I am doing a tractor cake, made on wood stand with post on bottom , I sitting it on a full sheet cake , making it look like a field, so that I can get more servings for quest. I still deciding on tractor tires, I think cake will definitely fall over. I might use the suggestion of styrofoam. Thanks Bonnie

rcsnickers2 Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:05pm
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I would love to see what you did for the tires! My son wants a tractor cake. I recently made a CARS cake, cut out cake for tires and covered them in fondant. It worked great. But a tractor is taller and you need bigger tires. Hope it worked!

sweetcakes Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:34pm
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i ended up making them from RKT and covering with black gp. they were about 5" around. they worked well ,although my cake wasn;t that great

babybundt Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:44pm
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how about chocolate doughnuts for the back wheels? i have seen some done with them..........

kansaswolf Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:51pm
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And mini chocolate doughnuts for the front tires... icon_biggrin.gif

racechick311x Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:53pm
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I have tried using cake wrapped on fondant for the rear tractor tires and they fell over even with support. Look at my JD Tractor- I needed more servings too so I made the tractor going through a wheat field. Good Luck!

racechick311x Posted 24 Jan 2009 , 3:58pm
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oops! I forgot to attatch a pic!
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