I see a lot of you say you made the head (or whatever) of rice krispy treats.....how do you do that?? What is the recipe and some tips on how to work with it, please!
i'm gonna bump this because i too would like to know some tips and tricks from those of you that use rkt...are they only primarily used for odd shapes, or specific things?(like, is there an ideal time to use rkt)
if you "mold" it, or form your shape a couple of days in advance, will they dry up a bit, and be firmer? is there a specific recipe?
I use the same RKT recipe that is on the box EXCEPT omit the butter. I just grease my hands real well. Does just fine. For me, once I formed the shape, it was best to let sit for a couple of days to harden. I learned the hard way. Hope this helps a little.
Sorry, but...NO!! I'm from South Africa...what recipe are you talking about...??? The only thing I can do with RC, is to mix them with caramelised condensedmilk, or with melted marshmallows....is that what you mean with the "recipe"?
An how do you get a smooth surface??
i've used the one's that are already made and packaged as a snack and they work just as well.
here's the basic recipe:
KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES TREATS
1/4 cup butter
1 (10 oz., about 40) pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal
In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Remove from heat.
Stir in the Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal coating them well with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Using a buttered or silicone spatula, press the mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with wax paper.
Cut into squares when the mixture cools.
Makes 24 squares.
Microwave butter with marshmallows on high setting for 2 minutes in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Stir together when melted. Microwave again on high for 1 additional minute. Stir in cereal, mixing until well coated. Press into pan as above.
When making my Dumbo for my avatar pic I found the following thread helpful.
I use the rice crispy recipe off the box and I do use butter I found that if you mix your rice crispies after they cool I put them back in the microwave (zip lock Bag ) and reheat then shape they get harder and stiffer as they cool it hold its mold plus it you mess up you can reheat again and start all over if you look in my pics that what the babies bassenet is made of then covered with fondant. make some and just play with it if you don't like what you did reheat it and reshape them.
After making your shape and you still want it a little more smoother I put some buttercream icing on it before I cover it with fondant or gumpast.
I have only made these a couple times.I made a miss piggy face for my niece using RKT.I used the recipe on the box of cereal and worked with it when it was warm to shape it.Mine actually got pretty hard so I didn't have to leave it to firm up.The one thing I did before covering it with fondant was smooth it with royal icing to fill in all the holes,I think I saw on one of the cake competitions them pounding it to smooth it out? I thought this was was easier.HTH
Because RKT figures can be lumpy-bumpy, I coat them with RI, allow it to dry well and then sand. If the figure isn't smooth enough I put on another coat of RI and repeat the process. Now, the figure is smooth and ready for fondant. I have also used a sharp knife to cut off offending lumps, it's not as smooth, but there are times a perfectly smooth surface isn't needed. Good luck.
Butterflywings, thanks for the recipe.
Thanks a million you guys!! With all the advice, I now feel confident to try it!
is it not a good idea to just use bc instead of ri?
I've used just BC and it worked fine