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post #16 of 46

Great Punkin...can't wait to see it.    Again...remember to carve you tire wells out bigger than the cutter you picked to allow for the fondant.

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post #17 of 46
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Thanks again! Today I have been trying to work on the support but every time I start I get interrupted. Will try again tomorrow.

post #18 of 46

Can't wait to see your final product!

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post #19 of 46
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ddaigle I finally found a quiet moment to work on the structure. I found Styrofoam as close to the size you mentioned. I used the smallest round cutter for the tires that I thought would look ok but I still have an 1/2" gap from the top of the Styrofoam to the top of the tires. Can I just carve the cake when I sit it on to fill in the gap or should I continue to build up with Styrofoam to the top of the tires?

post #20 of 46

I'm not sure what you mean "to fill in the gap?"  Once you have your height of your center structure, then you need to pick cutters that look #1 proportionate to the truck and #2...will fit in the hole you carved.    Once you have that cake fondanted...and your trucks made..if your tires are too tall due to the fondant...you will need to make more tires because you can't adjust that wheel well.   It's ok if the wheel well is big..vehicle tires do not sit snug in that hole.    Does this answer your question?

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post #21 of 46
Thread Starter 

Sorry I didn't make that clear. My Styrofoam is a little over 1" high and my tires are a little under 1 3/4" there is about a 1/2" from the top of the Styrofoam to the top of the tire. I was hoping I could take the cake and carve that 1/2" from the bottom above the cut in the Styrofoam to make the wheel well. Actually I guess I would need carve more than 1/2". To me it looks like the base would be too tall if I added another 1" of Styrofoam and I want to make sure this cake is stable in transport. Hope that made sense.

post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by ddaigle View Post

I used rice krispy treats for the tires. 

 

Do you make your RKT, or are the ones premade in the box workable/moldable? 

post #23 of 46
Thread Starter 

I bought the premade because I find them easier to work with. I have already covered them in fondant.

post #24 of 46
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I bought the premade because I find them easier to work with. I have already covered them in fondant.

Thanks!  I am making a train cake in September and I am in the planning stages now. 

post #25 of 46
Thread Starter 

Good luck! I am amazed at all the work that goes into something like this.

post #26 of 46

Wait until you start detailing it out.   That's what takes forever...but all those little details make it all come together.     I see you already did your tires.   This is the way I do mine...but you didn't need the tread for the firetruck.   It's something to print and save.

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/monster-truck-how-to-make-tires-part-1.html

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post #27 of 46
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Wait until you start detailing it out.   That's what takes forever...but all those little details make it all come together.     I see you already did your tires.   This is the way I do mine...but you didn't need the tread for the firetruck.   It's something to print and save.

 

http://jessicakesblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/monster-truck-how-to-make-tires-part-1.html

Thank you for posting that blog, great information!

post #28 of 46

I bookmarked the tyre tutorial, thank you! That is such a great blog.

post #29 of 46

Thanks it is a good blog..I'm doing 2 BIG mud tires for my son's groom's cake and because his tires are so meaty...I'm gonna put the tread on the cake...under the fondant.

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post #30 of 46

That sounds cool! Can't wait to see a photo.

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