Hello everyone! I need some tips on making a 3d Tire Cake that is standing up. It's for an upcoming grooms cake and I'm a little concerned about it being secure to stand.
I made a tire cake several years ago. I stacked rectangular layers, then carved the tire shape. I used my template to determine the sizes of the boards in between.
For some reason if I was doing this tire cake, I'd do candy clay, aka modeling choco--at least in a combination witk fondant if not all chococlay. I think at least to reduce the pull down from the fondant. it's so forgiving. It has the potential to make more of a case around it. I don't know--random thought.
And I would toy with the idea of a foam or foam core center slid in there like a vinyl record stood on it's edge with the cake stacked up on either side. To offset the loss of any tapering--the tier cake tapers on top--the tire is big and bulky on top. I don't know--depends on how big it is I guess. It would feel better come delivery time. I would toy with that idea but not for sure if yes or no.
But don't forget I'm a credentialed over thinker.
Awesome cake job!!!
(skipping capital letters & please forgive typos--typing lefty today)
yeah I would give that a hard thought. because think of an oreo cookie being an example of the tire cake--where the cake is the brown cookie and the foamor foam core is cut in the same shape as the oreo icing in the middle of coure. I would cover each 'cookie' separate w/ chococlay--and keep that baby chilly willy to get that stuff to set that cocoa butter asap--then roll out the piece of chococlay where-the -rubber-meets-the-road where the tread is on the tire--and you about eliminate/reduce your shrinkage from the blob of fondant
the-en you can smooth out the 'join' with the heat of your hand and also disquiose it in the tread design.
And you can make a superbly secure structure that you can deliver without worry--anchor that oreo icing section down into a foam base or whatever.
no extra charge for over thinking it for you
I used Satin Ice chocolate fondant. So, "yes". ;)
The cake was only four (or possibly five) layers high. According to my notes, it was two 10x15's halved, stacked and carved. I know there was at least one board in the middle.
I made this cake in 2006, so my recollection isn't that great. The way my mind works, ask me in 10 years and I'll remember every single detail. LOL