Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › 3D dirt bike cake
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

3D dirt bike cake

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone. I'm about to start on my 2nd 3d cake ever. My last 1 was a monster truck cake which turned out pretty good for my 1st time. This time I'm attempting a 3d dirt bike. I know I'm going to have to make a stand to support the weight but as far as the handle bars and pedals.

I'm thinking the main part of the bike is going to be cake then after that I guess dowels covered in fondant?

Any help would be awesome???? Its for my step-sisters sweet 16 party.

 

Thanks

Nate

post #2 of 37

i would use a t-pin looking something that is firmly planted into foam that is resting quietly under the bottom board

 

either pvc pipe or something metal like copper tubing that is food safe

 

how big is it going to be?

 

you can get pretty small pvc

 

if you get an elbow joint

 

http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/sissybao/product-detailybQxhzYdLjVO/China-PVC-Pipe-Fitting.html

 

see the t shaped joint and the one in the bottom left corner? i'd use those for handlebars and insert the pvc pipe in there--this all comes in a most confusing array of sizes so have fun with that

 

but the big box hardware stores have it all out where you can mix & match and think yourself into a coma

 

that's how i do it

 

but i've also gone to plumbing stores and those guys were real helpful too

 

icon_biggrin.gif

 

your step sister has a great step brother

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info! I'm thinking its prob going to end up being 2 ft. tall. I'm worried about making the tires sturdy enough for both standing and transport of the cake.

Next week will be 1st trial run

post #4 of 37

that's gonna be a huge bike sculpture!

 

too cool

 

i've done a large enough tire for that, but it was laying down

 

for family birthday--they are so forgiving icon_biggrin.gif

 

esp since it was a red velvet cake and white chocolate cream cheese cake

 

sometimes my shabby on the outside is offest by the chic inside

 

and there was some kind of liqueur too

 

spaghetti spokes

 

400

 

But for your venture i would use foam for the tires

 

or cast solid chocolate

 

then i'd cover that with candy clay aka modeling chocolate to make the treads

 

hope you post a picture!!!

 

 i think i saw your vehicle in another post--well done! very cool

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #5 of 37

i mean you def could carve tread on the cast chocolate but every time you touch it you'll leave a mark

 

you could cast it with popsicle sticks coming out of the bottom of the tire

(where they can be inserted into foam for stability --located under bottom board)

 

but yeah it'll be fragile

 

i'd have extra hands to hold it during delivery

 

and valium

 

edited to say:

oh gosh now i wanna cast big chocolate tires

oh man, what fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Edited by -K8memphis - 1/5/13 at 2:36pm
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #6 of 37
Thread Starter 

If I change it to a flat cake and carve the image to kinda be laying on top of the cake I think could use k8memphis wheel. Mosst of you guys are much better than me so I have no clue what I'm getting into til I start again. I got lots of ideas...If I do it flat I could turn the front handle bars so the front tire is actually coming out of the cake. Just drew my first pic so I'm ready to start buying my material. Any post will be awesome I'll be back next wknd hopefully with good news.

Thanks a lot!!!!!!

post #7 of 37

so exciting!

 

i used rice krispie treats for that tire and this was a good idea and a bad idea

 

that dang rkt would not stay in shape--it flexed  <grimace> icon_biggrin.gif

even though i let it setup overnight

 

somehow i arm wrestled it under the fondant  <rahr>

 

copper tubing would work great

 

you need some structure for the tire--unless you cast the chocolate

big learning curve working with choco, but doable

 

foam would work...can't eat that though

 

can't wait!!!

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #8 of 37

here's a low key 2-d  scooter

 

700

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #9 of 37

My 2nd ever 3-D cake was a motorcycle, also 2 feet high (in my pics).  Although I didn't have foot pedals I had pvc supports for them. I did use RKT for the wheels and the entire thing was covered in chocolate clay.  I used pvc supports and foam core for support in the wheels  and then covered the rkt with chocolate.  Plywood and foam core for support (with pvc) in the main cake.  It feed 200 people at that size.  My best suggestion is to make a scale drawing first, that helped a great deal with proportions.
 

ORIGINAL creator of Gelatin Bubbles

Reply

ORIGINAL creator of Gelatin Bubbles

Reply
post #10 of 37

sweetflowers.

 

so like five feet long

 

omg

 

wow wow wow wow wow

 

truly amazing

 

and the dual smokin' pipes---get outa here!!!

 

<chorus of applause>

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #11 of 37
Thread Starter 

I saw that motorcycle in doing some research. That thing is crazy!!!!

post #12 of 37

thanks..icon_redface.gif,   I'll just say it was 45 hours of work, not counting all the planning.  It is 4 feet by 2 feet and 2 feet high.  k8 is right about the support for the RKT, which I did do.  The wheels were 11" round approx. and the RKT will collapse if not supported.  If you have the time, do a practice one first.  Your step-sister is one lucky girl and although this is a ton of work...you'll have a blast doing it! 
 

ORIGINAL creator of Gelatin Bubbles

Reply

ORIGINAL creator of Gelatin Bubbles

Reply
post #13 of 37
Thread Starter 

i just tried my 1st run at this and not so good. I was thinking doing a flat cake then carving down would be easier to pull off but i didn't have any look. I had the cake in the freezer for about a half hr but it still got "crumby" when cutting. I was using betty crooker chocalate cake. Not sure if I didnt let it in freezer long enough or what. I did cut the oil down from what they call for. I also dont think a scaled large enough...It was about a foot long, kinda hard to pull off the detail.

Maybe I should try krispies fo form the bike and form up from there or vice versa or scrap and begin a standing bike.

post #14 of 37

been wondering how you were doing

 

i mean in this thread you have from the simplest to the bad a$$inest

 

i do let my cakes fully freeze

 

are you used to rice krispies? that's another learning curve

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

do you have a pattern?

I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey, but I turned myself around.

 

Reply
post #15 of 37
Thread Starter 

I have used rkt before, I was hoping to keep it  cake this time but i dont think that is going to be the case.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: How Do I?
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › How Do I? › 3D dirt bike cake