I need to shape a bassett hound from RK treats. Does anyone have helpful tips for this? I have never done this before, so anything from start to finish would be helpful. Thank you and have a great cake day!
I'm not sure of how to help, but I'd love to hear any advice as well.
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Does it have to be all RKT? I was going to make a Jack Russell sitting on top of a dog food bag (had emerg. surgery that nite, so didn't get to do it) but we had carved the basic head out of floral type foam and were going to add the ears and eyes, etc.
Is it going to be sitting or lying down? Could you use a loaf pan for the body and stack and carve as needed?
Here is a link to the Jack Russell that I was going to use, he is lying on his belly. Also someone was saying that if you have an ornament or figurine to look at that it helps alot, but I only gt to doing the head so, didn't get that far.
I made this puppy from RKT. Basically I started by shaping and sculpting the RKT with my hands and did put a dowel all the way through. I think I let it dry for a day or so, wasn't intentional, just had to go to work .
It was then covered with fondant and airbrushed. Hope this helps
eta : the image didn't show up. You can go to my website cakesbymona.com and go to sculpted cakes.
Fantastic cakes! Did you make the RKT? I have read that some modify the recipe and reduce the butter and crush some of the rice krispies. How did you get the dog smooth? I don't have an airbrush (hobby baker), what would you paint them with? Thank you also to Marriedtoagreek74! I will be making two of the basset hounds. The couple have brother-sister dogs. They will be small (4-5 inches) so they can sit on top of a 6 inch. Thank you all for any help. Have a wonderful day.
Hey havingfun, when I have used RKT I never followthe exact recipe for it, just eyeeball it, shape, cover w/ buttercream, smooth and then put my fondant over it.
If you want to make the dogs w/ black, brown and white splotches then take some pieces of rolled fondant and roll the color splotches together and the colors will stick together. Just do it in imperfect shapes to be more realistic, but with smooth edges before you roll together. I hope that makes sense.
Yes Havingfun, I make my own RKT with maybe one tbsp of butter, just enough to coat the bowl so that the marshmallows don't stick and then really squeeze them to shape.
Great info!! Thank you again for the help.
I love making things out of RKT, I usually use the regular one from the store, but they're actually easy to mold into whatever U want, and I've noticed when I use the marshmallow fondant it's smoother than any other fondant when I cover it. It a lot easier than you think, ohh and if you don't roll the dots onto the fondant the gumpaste glue works wonderfully to add things on. These are 2 of the ones I did.
buzymama, those are tooooo cute!!!
those are fantastic!! Did you airbrush or paint? That is exactly what I have in mind, and in fact, they actually look like the 2 I am modeling from. I am assuming they are covered in fondant and the ears and tail are fondant also? There really is a talented bunch on this site!!!
send me your e-mail and I'll send you pictures in the process and directions. They are cake for the middle, RKT for head, legs and butt/tail and airbrushed, but I'm sure you could paint or even cover in BC.
How kind and generous! I have sent you a pm with my email. Thank you again for the help.
I just sent you your e-mail. I think CC is a great place where we call all share and learn. I have gotten so much form this site and happy to help.