rothells Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 12:35am
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I have a request to make this wedding cake. The bride is wanting the tire to be a 12" round cake that will stand on a 12x18 sheet cake. Has anyone done anything like this before? Making the tire does not scare me, but standing it up with proper support does! I want it to be realistic, so I know it probably should be at least 4" wide, but it dosen't seem like dowels going up and down will give enough support and keep it from falling over? Also I am concerned about making it wide enough which will require two cakes standing side by side, so the support dosen't seem like it would be nearly as secure since the middle will be icing inbetween two layers of cake. She has requested it be chocolate cake (for the tire) Can anyone give me advice on the best approach at standing this tire up? I would appreciate any help!!

 

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:01am
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I know it seems like a round on it's side is the way to go, but that isn't how I would tackle this cake.  You are right about it needing lots of support.

 

Instead, I would do 2 layers of cake (or 4 if torted), cake board & dowels, 2 layers of cake, cake board & dowels, etc. until you get the right height.  Then, carve the round shape.  

DeliciousDesserts Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:02am
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Maybe the top half could be half rounds side by side.  The bottom would have enough support to hold the top half.  But the bottom no way!

rothells Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:34am
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Thank- you Delicious Desserts, that make perfect since! After I posted this, I was wondering if rectangle pieces of cake stacked and carved would be better, but never thought about putting the half rounds at the top! I can't thank you enough for your advise!

biscuiteater Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:37am
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We agree with Delicious Desserts. If you look at the bottom of the tire, it's really not round.  The "mud" makes it look like its round but it's square there...

AZCouture Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 1:58am
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AThat must have been fun to splatter that pretty cake with "mud":-D

rothells Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 2:04am
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Oh I know! I told my bride I don't know if I can do that part. It's gonna be hard. She picked such a beautiful elegant wedding cake out!! It may be fun tho! 

CWR41 Posted 4 Apr 2013 , 5:16am
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I know it seems like a round on it's side is the way to go, but that isn't how I would tackle this cake.  You are right about it needing lots of support.

 

Instead, I would do 2 layers of cake (or 4 if torted), cake board & dowels, 2 layers of cake, cake board & dowels, etc. until you get the right height.  Then, carve the round shape.  


Exactly.  Even if using 2 half rounds for the top portion, I don't think fondant would hold it all together... gravity will win and the layers would fall apart from one another at the filling line.

kickasscakes Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 2:32pm
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I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

kickasscakes Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 2:32pm

I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

kickasscakes Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 2:32pm

I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

rothells Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 7:25pm

I did a few trial runs at it and decided I did not fee like it was safe to make the tire completely out of cake. I was most worried with the transport and the cake leaning being so big. I suppose if  you make the tire smaller you might be okay, but I needed it to be 12" so I felt safer to do it with the bottom half Styrofoam and the top half cake or completely Styrofoam and use the sheet cake underneath for the servings. Here is a picture of the tire. I did add more "mud" to it after I got to the venue, but my pictures taken from the venue did not turn out well and did not serve justice to the cake. lol

 

 

darkchocolate Posted 12 Aug 2013 , 10:00pm

You did an incredible job on the entire cake(s).  I am really impressed with the tread work also.  How long do you think it took to do the tread work?

 

How hard was it to cover in fondant?

rothells Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 4:36am

AThank you for the kind words! I would guess I spent maybe two hours total on the tread? It wasn't hard at all to cover. I did it in two pieces. I covered the back side first then with a second piece I covered the front and sides. Then I covered the seam with a small round piece put through an extruder.

shannycakers Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 3:16pm

o my goodness! this is incredible!!! its just the best!!  I have so many questions, haha. You should do some sort of tutorial, i would buy it! lol. How did you bake your cake in the top shape of tire, or did you carve? Also

what type of support system did you use, and how are you gettin git to stand on the cake so well! Did you transport it altogether??

DeliciousDesserts Posted 13 Aug 2013 , 3:57pm

AReally awesome!

rothells Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 5:34am

Shannycakers, I sent you a Pm with all the details!

therolligpin Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 1:24am

Amazing

johnbailey64 Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 1:52pm

That's awesome!

Cakespirations Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 2:23pm

Great Job!!!!

Ah sugar Posted 6 Nov 2013 , 11:57am

AHow did u make the mud for your cake ? Cake looks great!

Pinktoggle Posted 14 Nov 2013 , 10:16am

AAmaaazing!!! I would love to know how you did this also, I've just been asked to do the original cake pic. I want to customize it as you have so beautifully, but that tyre is scaring me!

rothells Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 6:52am

to make the mud, I just crumbled chocolate cake and added icing to it until I got the consistency I liked.

Msgumcove Posted 11 Dec 2013 , 1:43am

ACan you send me details on this cake structure...I have been asked to do this and I am worried about travel...like you I am not scared of the tire just supports... thanks Misty

Brenlynwin Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 1:15am

I LOVE the TREAD on your cake!  Great job!  =)  Any tips on how you BUILT the cake?  I have one to do soon, & I was thinking of baking the cakes in rounds (10"), but then assembling them in layers like you would if you carved a cake, with dowels & supports.  Is that understandable?  Anyway, any tips you can give would be MUCH appreciated.  =)

rothells Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 7:26am

Brenlynwin, I am on my way out the door, so I will copy and paste an email I sent to someone else with details on what worked for me, and pm it to you since I don't have time to type it all out right now. I hope it helps, and let me know if anything doesn't make since.

LydiasKitchen Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 4:47pm

AYou Did A Fantastic Job! I Have A Request ToMake A similar tire cake (actually the customer sent me the same photo for inspiration), and I have no clue where to start. from the comments it appears you may have written instructions on how you completed yours- would you mind sharing them with me? that would be a tremendous help! otherwise i may have to ask that we alter their vision, lol.

TasteAndSee Posted 6 Mar 2014 , 3:21pm

I have this wedding cake in June.  Actually, I have 2 different brides who do NOT know each other who both want this cake ON THE SAME DAY!  They are both friends of mine, whom I told prior to their setting a date, that I'd do their cakes.  I had no idea they'd both choose the same day....or the same cake!  Yikes!
Anyway, I'm interested in your details you've sent to several others as well.
Do you mind sharing them?  You can email me at atalco3@yahoo.com.
Thanks a bunch!

tami517a Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 7:49pm

Must be something in the water because I just got a grooms cake order for this same cake. Yours is so good. I'd love to hear how you did it. Will please copy me on the your instructions also? Thank you!

LydiasKitchen Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 12:13am

AI Chickened Out And Only Did Half A Tire "Buried" I The Mud. The Bride Was Happy, Works For me! Thanks For All The Help![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3213534/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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