Truck Tire Treads

Decorating By Ballymena Updated 4 Jun 2010 , 1:45pm by cownsj

Ballymena Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 9:12pm
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Is there an easy way to make treads on tires?

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weirkd Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 9:37pm
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What Ive done in the past is take a knife and make a cut in the center of the wheel and roll it until its completely around. The I make a v and the line that I had just made in the center is where you want the bottom point of the V centered at.

Karen421 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 2:17am
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What kind of tire? If it is a large tractor tire I add a little more ganache or butter cream than normal, cover with fondant and use dowel to make indentations on one side at an angle -then the other in a kinda v.

Doug Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 2:35am
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dowel and press it in to get the shape

cownsj Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 2:42am
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Are you just doing a generic tire, or do you need to make a specific tire? When my husband had to make tires for a birthday cake, he found out the make of the specific tires, looked them up and copied the tread and the name on the side wall of the tire.

Ballymena Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 4:03am
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Thanks everyone.

Karen421 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 12:01pm
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Doug - Your pictures are always GREAT!!!!

cownsj Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 1:45pm
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Doug, great pictorial!

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