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Making tires/wheels

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
What's the trick? Mine always look "flat"! I did a dirt bike this weekend and it looks like it has flat tires. I've seen pics where they don't look flat at all, but I don't know what the trick is.
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post #2 of 6
When you say flat, do you mean deflated on the bottom? Like someone let the air out? I made some tires last month for a car cake, and what I did was get out a circle cutter in the size of the tire diameter I needed, then filled the cutter about 1 inch thick with fondant/gumpaste mixture, smoothed, then placed on a flat surface to dry and removed the cutter. It was perfectly round, but needed a few days to dry enough to maintain its shape.
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post #3 of 6
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That is exactly what I mean! Good thinking. I will try that out next time.

I think part of my problem when it comes to any figurine is that I wait till about two days before the cake is due to make it, when I know I should be letting them dry longer than that!
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post #4 of 6
Two days is fine, TBH I make everything 1 day before. Just pop it in the oven overnight with the oven light off (no heat!!) and it dries in a jiffy!
post #5 of 6
Not sure what kind of cake you made, but I use donuts and cover them in fondant, they always look cute plus customers love that it's not just fondant.
post #6 of 6
If you get them dry first before sticking them on, then they look like flat tires!!!!! Ask me how i know!!!
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