I need to make a head for a 3D cake that I'm doing, but I need a good rice krisipe treat recipe for it. I've used one in the past that was really sticky to work with (may have been the Dutch marshmallows, I've bought American ones this time!), and was all bumpy when I covered it with fondant, despite my smoothing attempts! Anyone have a good one - TIA?!
I made an RKT animal head just this past week. I didn't use a set recipe for it though. I melted marshmallows with a little white chocolate and then just added the cereal until it looked to be enough. The white chocolate was what I wanted to let you know about though. It is a huge help in getting the RKT to set up firm. I then covered the head in a thin layer of white chocolate and then iced in buttercream so that when I applied the fondant, it would be perfectly smooth. The layer of white chocolate was to keep the moisture of the BC away from the RKT. Here is the topic with the pics. http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-591558-30.html
Thanks Sweet Art - it's white chocolate mania in my kitchen today - just made white choc ganache & white choc IMBC for a wedding cake, so I have plenty of the stuff laying around! I shall give your suggestion a try. Did you just mould the shape with your hands whilst the RK were still soft, or use a solid mould and then carve the shape for your head when it was set (I'm doing Yoda from Star Wars!)?
I just molded it with my hands. The more detailed things like ridges, I just built up with buttercream.
I use the recipee in the box of ricecrispies..and cover itwith eiter RI or buttercream before I put fondant on top of it.