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I have a request to make this wedding cake. The bride is wanting the tire to be a 12" round cake that will stand on a 12x18 sheet cake. Has anyone done anything like this before? Making the tire does not scare me, but standing it up with proper support does! I want it to be realistic, so I know it probably should be at least 4" wide, but it dosen't seem like dowels going up and down will give enough support and keep it from falling over? Also I am concerned about making it wide enough which will require two cakes standing side by side, so the support dosen't seem like it would be nearly as secure since the middle will be icing inbetween two layers of cake. She has requested it be chocolate cake (for the tire) Can anyone give me advice on the best approach at standing this tire up? I would appreciate any help!!

 

post #2 of 39

I know it seems like a round on it's side is the way to go, but that isn't how I would tackle this cake.  You are right about it needing lots of support.

 

Instead, I would do 2 layers of cake (or 4 if torted), cake board & dowels, 2 layers of cake, cake board & dowels, etc. until you get the right height.  Then, carve the round shape.  

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #3 of 39

Maybe the top half could be half rounds side by side.  The bottom would have enough support to hold the top half.  But the bottom no way!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #4 of 39
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Thank- you Delicious Desserts, that make perfect since! After I posted this, I was wondering if rectangle pieces of cake stacked and carved would be better, but never thought about putting the half rounds at the top! I can't thank you enough for your advise!

post #5 of 39

We agree with Delicious Desserts. If you look at the bottom of the tire, it's really not round.  The "mud" makes it look like its round but it's square there...

post #6 of 39
That must have been fun to splatter that pretty cake with "mud"icon_biggrin.gif
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post #7 of 39
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Oh I know! I told my bride I don't know if I can do that part. It's gonna be hard. She picked such a beautiful elegant wedding cake out!! It may be fun tho! 

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I know it seems like a round on it's side is the way to go, but that isn't how I would tackle this cake.  You are right about it needing lots of support.

 

Instead, I would do 2 layers of cake (or 4 if torted), cake board & dowels, 2 layers of cake, cake board & dowels, etc. until you get the right height.  Then, carve the round shape.  


Exactly.  Even if using 2 half rounds for the top portion, I don't think fondant would hold it all together... gravity will win and the layers would fall apart from one another at the filling line.

post #9 of 39

I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

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I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

post #11 of 39

I would love to know how yours worked out! I am tackling one this week:)

post #12 of 39
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I did a few trial runs at it and decided I did not fee like it was safe to make the tire completely out of cake. I was most worried with the transport and the cake leaning being so big. I suppose if  you make the tire smaller you might be okay, but I needed it to be 12" so I felt safer to do it with the bottom half Styrofoam and the top half cake or completely Styrofoam and use the sheet cake underneath for the servings. Here is a picture of the tire. I did add more "mud" to it after I got to the venue, but my pictures taken from the venue did not turn out well and did not serve justice to the cake. lol

 

 

post #13 of 39

You did an incredible job on the entire cake(s).  I am really impressed with the tread work also.  How long do you think it took to do the tread work?

 

How hard was it to cover in fondant?

post #14 of 39
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Thank you for the kind words! I would guess I spent maybe two hours total on the tread? It wasn't hard at all to cover. I did it in two pieces. I covered the back side first then with a second piece I covered the front and sides. Then I covered the seam with a small round piece put through an extruder.
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o my goodness! this is incredible!!! its just the best!!  I have so many questions, haha. You should do some sort of tutorial, i would buy it! lol. How did you bake your cake in the top shape of tire, or did you carve? Also

what type of support system did you use, and how are you gettin git to stand on the cake so well! Did you transport it altogether??

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