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post #16 of 30
Hover mouse over galleries at top, then click on upload photo. The way I roll out fondant is by rubbing my vinyl mat with shortening, and my rolling pin, then I roll the fondant out on top of it- I don't use powdered sugar at all - this works very well for me, and keeps my fondant smooth and without cracks (I find that powder sugar and cornstarch dry it out).
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post #17 of 30
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Hello everyone, just tried for the 2nd time and while some things went better others did not. I tried butterceream under the fondant this time and also made a base.The base worked great. The buttercream not so well. After using the fondant twice now for actual detail I'm not sure if it works the best. I can carve cake almost perfect but when I put the fondant on I lose the detail. Is it possible just to use icing to cover it? Also when you roll out the fondant can you put parchment paper down so you can transport it from the table to cake to the cake? using the pam to roll out work great.
Over all I still dont think I could serve it at a party. Can someone check out the batman monster truck and reccommend how to do the finns on the fenders. I've been carving them out of cake.
post #18 of 30
I don't see a pic on your profile. Did you refrigerate the cake after applying buttercream? I actually stick mine in the freezer for about 8-10 minutes and then apply fondant, that way the buttercream is hard and doesn't move or squish under the fondant.
Once the fondant is on, you should be able to press in and add details.
Next time you practice, try using icing and making it smooth and perfect before you go with fondant...I personally have a hard time with smoothing buttercream, and I prefer fondant - but if you can get it smooth to your liking then go with it.
I roll out my fondant on a mat and then use the mat to transfer to the cake, if you put down thick parchment paper you should be able to do the same thing...
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post #19 of 30
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I think this weekend I'm going to try to do the out of rkt. when it hardens I should be able to put the fondant on easier. Also when I rolled it out I got a little slimy but I thinkI just used a little to much butter.
I'm going to try it with fondant 1 more time. I still feel like I can do it. I tried to put pics on again and it comes up error.
post #20 of 30
are you checking yes to all the boxes when you try to upload?
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post #21 of 30
Thread Starter 
my pics are apparently to big. came up pics must be 800 by 800 pix. My new idea is to make the truck bigger with cake and elimanate the base cake. I'll just stack it 2 high and make the cab and finns out of rkt's so they are a lil stiffer to work with.
post #22 of 30
Is this the truck you are trying to make?
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post #23 of 30
Oh that's awesome!
I'd just make the fins out of fondant/gumpaste and let them dry for a few days to harden, that way they would be thin and hard. I would definitely do the wheels out of rice krispie treats (unless you wanted to do a silicone mold and pour melted choclate into it - I saw that on TV)
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post #24 of 30
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That is the truck...
post #25 of 30
I've made quite a few monster trucks, never this one but El Torro Loco and Grave Digger at least 3 times each, the construction would be the same.

Here is how I would do, I drew up a quick diagram thingie since I am horrible at explaining things.

Here is what the colors mean-

Blue-Base board, supporting dowels
Red- Actual cake part, carved to shape
Green- Gumpaste accents, dried in advance and inserted into cake
Yellow- Rice crispy, then I put tires, attached to front of dowels
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post #26 of 30
Thread Starter 
Thats what I did last time except the gumpaste for the finns. Gumpaste is just fondant that you let dry? Thats what I've been looking for thoough. Thank you very very much!!
post #27 of 30
Thread Starter 

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This was my first cake I ever did. The sticks at  backof truck were just there to hold while the fondant got hard over night.

post #28 of 30

I am wanting to make a Grave Digger 3D cake for my 2 yr old and I have never made cakes before or worked with fondant....anyone have any suggestions for me on how to make this cake and frames and tires and platform to put it on lol....all answers will be appreciated

post #29 of 30

Did you read the rest of the thread? It's full of tips on how to.  Or google "monster truck cake tutorials" and you may find something. 

 

I haven't done a 3D cake so I'm not much help with advice except for that is a big undertaking if you've never done any cakes before! I'd do a test run or two before the party.

post #30 of 30

This is very nice! You did an awesome job!! I too am attempting to make a truck, not exactly a monster truck but a Tundra with a lift kit and large wheels for my bf as a surprise.

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