First properly knead your FondX or Elite before
applying it to the mold.
Roll the FondX to the desired thickness either
with a rolling pin, pasta machine, or a fondant
Make sure it is smooth on the back side that
will be against the cake or you will have a
First prepare the mold by dusting it lightly
with either cornstarch or luster dust. Lay sized
the FondX onto the mold. Pressing firmly will
give a good impression.
If using the black FondX you may want to put a
long section of black FondX on the mold and use
a roller to cover the mold. Then trim the edge
of the mold so it can set squarely at the bottom
of the cake.
If using a dummy, put a very thin layer of
shortening on the dummy to adhere the tire tread
to the dummy.
Position the mold at the base of the cake and
wrap the mold and FondX against the cake. I used
my hands against the mold to press the FondX to
the cake. The I removed the mold. Using the mold
to help apply the design on the cake helps
preserve the details of the tire design.
When adding the adjoining section: to join the
two sections I placed the mold back onto the
cake just in the joint area. It should match the
tread from both sections. Press or push the mold
so the two parts join and the joint doest not
To weld the adjoining sections together, simply
take a dab of shortening and lightly massage it
into the crease and rub away the seem. This
method should create the appearance of one
continuous tire design.