How to make a cake shaped like a motorcycle tyre

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How to make a cake shaped like a motorcycle tyre
Create a special cake for your favourite motorcycle maniac. (Sandi Gorkič/iStock/Getty Images)

Themed cakes are a great addition to any themed party. Making the cake yourself, of course, is much less expensive than having it professionally made at a bakery. While making a motorcycle cake may be too much for a novice baker, a motorcycle tyre is an easy themed cake project.

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Things you need

  • Round cake pan
  • Picture of motorcycle tyre
  • Oven
  • Cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Gray frosting
  • Black frosting
  • Black piping gel
  • White piping gel
  • Timer
  • Toothpick
  • Serving plate
  • Cooling rack
  • Flour
  • Spatula
  • Butter knife
  • Mellon baller

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  1. 1

    Mix your cake batter according to the directions on the cake mix box. Most cake mixes call for 2 eggs and a small amount of vegetable oil.

  2. 2

    Coat a round cake pan with flour to prevent the cake from sticking, and then pour your cake mix into the pan.

  3. 3

    Bake the cake according to the directions on the box, and test it with a toothpick to make sure it is done before placing it upside down on the cooling rack to cool. You should stick the toothpick in the middle of the cake--if it comes out clean, then the cake is done, if cake sticks to the toothpick, then it needs more time.

  4. 4

    Transfer the cake from the cooling rack to the serving plate.

  5. 5

    Using your melon baller, carve out the middle of the cake, leaving an island in the very middle. This is to give the cake the shape of a motorcycle tyre. Reference the picture linked in the resources section to get the right shape. The result should be a round wall around the edge of the cake, a moat, and then an island in the centre of the cake that's the same height as the wall.

  6. 6

    Frost the outside wall of the cake with your spatula and black frosting, and the inside of the cake with the grey frosting.

  7. 7

    Draw spokes and bolts in the appropriate places in the centre of the cake with the black piping gel, again using the picture as a reference.

  8. 8

    Write your message or the brand of the tyre on the black part of the cake using your white piping gel.

  9. 9

    Draw treads into the tyre part of the cake using a butter knife.

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