A while back I posted that I was going to make a rice crispy treat elmo... well I did and at first it seemed fine. I was hoping making it ahead of time would make it dry out and harden so it would be more sturdy. NOPE! It doesnt even seem like it wants to retain it's shape anymore!
What did I do wrong? When they use it on "Ace of Cakes" it seems so dry and easy to cut?!
Does anyone have any tips or experience with this?
P.S, I used store bought rice crispy treats was that my problem or does it depend on storage?
The only time I've used rice krispie treats for sculpting I made them myself. When they were still pretty warm and flexible, I molded them into the shape I wanted (the head on the turkey cake in my gallery) then put it in the fridge to harden overnight... it worked perfectly and kept it's shape even after being skewered to the cake and frosted... I've never used the storebought ones so maybe that's the difference.
OK, I have him in the fridge now, maybe I should start over and put him right in the fridge this time when he's done.
I just figured the air would be good to dry him out like MMF etc....
I recently did an elmo out of rice krispie squares, but I too made them out of the homemade ones. It dried out perfectly in about an hour on my kitchen counter. It actually is still standing (a month later) because the recipient refuses to eat it. LOL.
If he doesn't stand up after you take him out, try making your own squares will a little less marshmallows than it calls for - makes him a little drier.
I have used rice krispies to make a walrus this year, I used some rice krispies that were at least 2 days old. I smooshed them and molded them into shape and let that air dry about 1/2 of the day. When I went to work with them later, they didn't fall apart, or squish in my hands. I covered it with fondant and I thought that would be hard to stick to them, but it worked out well. I don't know if this helped any but I am passing on how I worked with rice krispies. Good luck, I hope we see a picture of how Elmo comes out.
OK, I'll try those things! Thankyou guys!!!!!!!
Thanks for this post, I was going to try working with rice crispy treats to mold a head later in the week, and would have ended up asking this exact question!!!
Wondering what the verdict is on crumbcoating a Rice Krispie Treat Cake prior to fondant use or not ... Comments / Tips would be Great! I am doing a tiered cake like a wedding.