Okay....I have attempted to channel the rice krispie spirit of Duff. I made Eduardo, a cartoon character from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends on Cartoon network. (we love that show in our house). I love cartoons as an art form, sometimes they are dumb, but I really like this one.
Anyway....so I thought I would make Eduardo from rice krispies, then cover in fondant. So, there were many "firsts" in this process.
1. I made fondant and worked with it (never for either)
2. I made royal icing and worked with it (in retrospect, dumb idea)
3. I made a rice krispie sculpture and covered it with fondant
I will say these things....as suggested in a past thread, I didn't use butter, only marshmellows and r.c. Seemed to work okay. Took a LONG time to dry, and didn't really dry out all the way without starting to break.
Do not use royal icing as glue for R.C. I didn't get the form covered fast enough, and when you touch it if it is dry(er), then it flakes off! ARG. So, I guess use a buttercream as glue.
Have a very good idea of where you are going to work, if this is not the whole form...for example, Eduardo was for in front of my DH birthday cake. The idea was the cake was behind Ed and he was HIDING it from DH as a surprise. My DH ended up holding him up for a while because of issues. .
I think overall it was successful. If you don't know what he is supposed to look like, you can go to www.cartoonnetwork.com. He will be in the Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends section. Thanks.
Oh...and he is supposed to look furry. I intentionally gave him that texture...although it also came in handy to try and cover seams!
EDITED TO ADD: After looking at this post, because you have to shrink the pic for pixel size, the pic. is not as good as the one I posted to the gallery. Face is better in the others.
Nice!! Great work!!
Oh I love it!
(Blu is my favorite Foster's character. He's such an idiot! LOL)
Cuppy - who has grown kids.
Please can you tell me how you use the rice crispies, is it versatile and stong enough and what do you mix it with. Thanls a lot. Love the idea.
I forgot to say that i make rice crispie treats with mars bars they dry very fast and are very easy to shape also.
On a very slow heat melt 1/2 a pck of butter and then approximately 5 or 6 big mars bars cut into small pieces and melt in the butter slowly stirring all the time then when everything is melted and is a smooth mass just stir in rice crispies. press into shape immidiately as it will dry very quickly and it is not sticky at all. It is very yum yum too ( nice toffee taste). Try this recepie next time, you will like it.
Use candy melts instead of icing for the glue. It works well and dries quickly. I think bc would just add to your problems because it won't dry hard like the melts will. The krispies do take time to dry. The tooth in my pics took overnight. I periodically had to go back and reform until it really started setting up. He did turn out cute!
wow that sounds amazing and is it fairly simple to sculpt. I wonder if your rice krispies are the same as ours little bubbles of exploded rice?????
THAT IS SO AWESOME!
It was very brave of you to attempt that. . .
That looks even more complicated then duffs "cereal scape"
It looks awesome!!!! I made a treasure chest cake and did the lid with r.c. treats......I found it easiest to shape it, wrap it in foil and freeze it over night. Then I just pulled it out and frosted it with bc and it was perfect......it didn't sog up or anything....it was at room temp. with the frosting on it for a whole day after freezing and it was perfect. I diddn't cover it in fondant though. But I did make a mushroom for on top of a cake with r.c. and it was covered in fondant which I thought was easier than trying to smooth the bc over it. This again I froze..only to get the mushrrom shape I improvised and froze it in a small metal bowl and it was perfect!
Liis: that recipe sounds AWESOME! YUM! We didn't try to eat eduardo (except my son, he's 7). Is the butter a 1/2 stick or a 1/2 cup? That sounds wonderful!!!
Dodibug: would you just pour the candymelts over the sculpture while they are still hot? Then (if there are undersides) wait for that to set up, re-melt and pour over other side? Does this end up smooth, filling in the little gaps? Is the Tooth only the candy melts? It looks really good!!!
KHalstead: I never thought to freeze it! I'm always afraid of condensation when I freeze things, but I guess this wasn't a problem. Good thinking!
LeeAnn: the basic rice crispie recipe is just puffed rice cereal and marshmellow and butter. You melt the butter and marshmellow, then mix in the cereal...and...Voila! Wait a minute or two until they start to stick to each other, then sculpt!
Thanks for all the compliments everyone! It seems sad, I think we're just going to throw him out after all that work! Next time, hopefully we can eat him!
I formed the tooth roots on dowels that I topped with fondant (cause the krispies kept sliding off otherwise ) I used the warm melts to act more like mortar to fill in areas that kept coming apart but pouring it over the area might work really well after it's together and firm to make for a smooth surface! That's a good idea. I wish I'd thought of that at the time. I put a layer of bc then the fondant but it wasn't as smooth as I'd wanted. I need to make another tooth just to try out your idea!! Thanks for the compliment too! dh was really happy with it.