is there a recipe that any one has to make rkt for modeling? do you use the store bought ones? we need to make a few things and thought maybe rkt would be the way to go. you guys have so much talent and are so willing to help - i'm glad i stumbled on to this website.
You can use the recipe on the rice krispie box or you can buy store bought, but it might be cheaper to make your own. I have done both. I just used them on my cinderella cake that is in my photos. I used store bought for my steps and clock tower. It was such a small job, so I did not want to make a big batch of homemade for that small of a job. Hope this helps.
There have been some good posts on here about what people do to mold their RKT but I am not savvy enough to have saved them and therefore post them for you. I do remember that some have said that they mold better if you leave out the butter, if making your own, and just use the marshmallows and cereal. I have tried that method to mold the birds on my birdhouse cake and it worked fine. Good luck.
I leave out the butter when I make them... To make smaller batches you can just halve or third the recipe on the box.
OK, guys, you talk about a recipe on the RK box??
Here in SA we do not have a recipe on our boxes so could someone
please be so kind as to post the recipe on this thread for future reference.
As it seems, there is quite a bit that one can do with RKT's
here is the recipe i use, I hope this helps!
40 large marshmallos
1/2 stick of butter
5 Cups rice cereal
melt the butter and mallos on med-low heat stir constantly until melted. Mix the cereal in until covered then shape.
I like to wear latex gloves when shaping, I found it works best if you grease your hands or gloves before handling. (keeps from sticking to you)
Thanks bluedragonfly_79, I have printed your recipe for future use.
I was wondering if you remembered seeing any posts about making RKT to model with using homemade marshmallows. I live in Greece and the marshmallows here seem to be either stale or don't melt properly or just plain expensive. I make my own marshmallows regularly and thought I could just substitute the same weight - however, I added another 4 cups to the 6 cups and 10 ounces of marshmallow and its a sticky mess! I hope it might dry out over the next few hours. Any pointers?
AI measure 4 cups of marshmallows and 6 cups of Rice Krispies
Ok so I answered my own question. I made RKT using homemade marshmallows and it was a success!
I used the Martha Stewart recipe for the marshmallows (http://www.marthastewart.com/333971/homemade-marshmallows), followed it to the end, letting it set for an hour or so to make it easier to handle. I then measured 10 oz (283g) which is what a packet of store bought marshmallows would be. I remelted the marshmallows using only one tablespoon of butter. I then added the 6 cups of RK the original recipe calls for but found it was way too sticky. I ended up putting 10 cups and then mixing and letting it sit for a little. Then with well oiled hands I managed to shape it the way I wanted it.