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How do I make car tires?

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I'm making a car cake. My second one. My first turned out OK but I know it could have been much better. Anyway, I'm filled with anxiety on this one. I've read several tutorials and seen videos etc but none of them say how they made their tires.

I'm trying something new. I made a silicone mold from a toy car and used fondant treated with tyloose powder to mold a tire. However, that seems still too soft. I'm thinking of using a 50/50 fondant & gumpaste mix or should I cover "something wheel like" with fondant?

Thanks in advance.
Mary
post #2 of 9
This is how Jessicakes made her tyres

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/monster-truck-how-to-make-tires-part-1.html
post #3 of 9
Since you've already made the molds... perhaps make chocolate tires?
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post #4 of 9
I covered 3" styrofoam rounds (at your local craft or cake store) with fondant for my car cake. I cut out holes in the middle to insert the fondant rims I made. Just make sure your car is proportionate to the size tires you do. Mine was not, but you live and you learn.
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post #5 of 9
I like to use chocolate cake itself for tires. I freeze then carve then dip them in chocolate glaze. Kids really like to eat the tires so I figure they ought to taste good. Recipe for chocolate glaze: http://www.wickedgoodies.net/2010/08/chocolate-glaze-recipe
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post #6 of 9
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You all are AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much!
post #7 of 9
When I made a Mini Cooper cake, I used Chocolate Donettes for the tires and covered them in black fondant. I used gumpaste to make wheel rims and sprayed them silver. I tried to paste the picture here but it didn't work so here's the link to my gallery page
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2177030/mini-cooper-birthday-cake
Meanwhile, I made the cake for my husband's birthday and my brothers and sisters ate the wheels first!
Good Luck!
Theresa
post #8 of 9
WickedGoodies - what a wonderful (or should I say wicked) glaze - thanks so much for sharing.
post #9 of 9
I covered 4 cupcakes with black fondant, and then red for the hubcap.
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