Tires For Monster Truck Cake This Weekend

Decorating By Irishnurse Updated 4 Dec 2008 , 8:25pm by piratemom21

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Irishnurse Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:04pm
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Help I have looked at so many pictures of monster truck cakes and I need help with the tires what is the best way to make them sturdy and smooth all at the same time? I have used rice krispie treats in the past and they look bumpy. icon_rolleyes.gif

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Misdawn Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 4:41pm
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Have you tried chocolate covered doughnuts with a dowel through the middle of each one? (Kinda' looks like it was speared or something.) Then the next layer will be resting on the dowels and not the doughnuts.

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Honeychild Posted 30 Nov 2008 , 7:42pm
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Hi, I have used doughnuts as well for a monster truck cake I made for my son. It is posted in the gallery. I found that the 'cruller' donut was the best because it looks like it has treads. I couldn't find chocolate doughnuts the day I needed them but you could glaze them with chocolate which I didn't think of at the time. I just iced the tires to the cake with buttercream but the dowel idea is perfect. Hope this helps. Oh yeah, I got the doughnuts at Tim Horton's or if you are in the States, I'm sure Duncan Doughnuts would have them!

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mamacc Posted 2 Dec 2008 , 4:41pm
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I like rice krispie treats for tires. You can roll them on the table to smooth out the bumps and then use a thick layer of fondant or whatever you are using to cover them with.... Personally I like modeling chocolate for tires.

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piratemom21 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 8:25pm
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I have used rice krispie treats shaped into tires then covered with a smoothing layer of buttercream and left to dry for a bit, then covered with fondant (I use a chocolate mm then colour it black from there) and trimmed with silver for the "hubs". I have also used oreo cookies and wagon wheels for tires - or any kind of cookie depending on the size you need. Simply layer them with buttercream to the desired thickness and then smooth on a layer of buttercream and cover with fondant. I am not an expert by any stretch of the imagination - in fact, I'm doing my first 3D car today - a 1970 Roadrunner for Hubby's 50th modeled after the actual car sitting in the garage - but I have found this method works for me on regular "flat" cakes. Hope that helps.

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