I began by removing the RKT (Rice Krispy Treats) from the muffin tins and took one of my circle cutters that was the right size and cut off the angled part of the cupcake to give me nice flat edges for my tires.
I then cut a cone out of the top side for the rim of the wheel. This will be the front of the tire.
Next, I found a diamond cutter that was a little bigger than the width of my tire (see below). I was going to create treads using this cutter. You don’t need to own a diamond cutter. You can just cut strips from fondant or modeling chocolate and proceed to the next step.I then cut out overlapping diamond shapes from some modeling chocolate I had. The color doesn’t matter because you’ll be hiding the treads with black fondant. I only overlapped four cuts because otherwise, the treads would have gotten too small to fit around the width of the tire.
Place your treads on. It took 10 treads per tire…and I eyeballed the placement.
Flip over the tire and place a black piece of fondant on the back. You can use the same circle cutter you used earlier for this.
Next, flip the tire back over, and lay a piece of fondant over the front and sides. Smooth it down and cut it off so the two black pieces of fondant seam together. I flipped the tire upside down to make sure they joined well and sealed the RKT in. Then, use a modeling took or even your pinkie finger and begin pressing in between all the treads to accentuate the design.
Voila! A tire! Something I found a bit helpful is at this point roll the tire along the counter top with slight pressure onto the counter. It flattens out the tread a bit and makes it more like a tire…less rounded. Almost done…now for the rims.
Place a small gray ball into the center of the tire.
Using the ball tool, press down and smooth it out like the picture below.
Now for the sparkle…silver luster dust. And the details came from a few icing tips. I just pressed them into the silver fondant to create some patterns. Again, I don’t really know what I’m doing…but this worked great and gave me a nice look. Plus…my son won’t care!
And, here you go…four monster truck tires…ready for their ride! Stay tuned!