Need Help With Rkt Tree And Fondant Giraffe

Decorating By CakeMommyTX Updated 14 Nov 2008 , 5:13pm by PinkZiab

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 6:59pm
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First I need help with my tree, I can't get my rkt to stay on, they keep falling off.
I've mushed it and squeezed it so they are really compact but they keep falling off. And I think I need to put more on to make it fuller?
I've stuck about a dozen toothpicks into it trying to add support and something for the rkt to hold on to and nothing is helping, any sugesstions?

Second, I'm not happy with my giraffe, did I put to many dots on him, or are they too small?
There's just something off about him, is it his legs, should I repostion them?
I think I've been staring at him too long!
I want him to be really cute, what can I add to make him cuter?

12 replies
doreenre Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:11pm
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Have you tried adhering using royal icing?

mommy_of_3_DDs Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:13pm
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Ok I can't help with the tree (looks good). But I think the giraffe has too many spots. CAn you peel some off and add more blank yellow space in between and also vary the size of the spots? I love the face it is too precious! ALso move the front arms up and to the outside of the chest just a smidge...
Good Luck they really both look great!

Kairiboo Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:17pm
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I can't really help with the tree, and your Giraffe is really cute!! I think maybe if you put slightly larger spots on him, and maybe not exactly round? They usuaully have almost square spots on them. Maybe you'll like him a little better? Sorry I don't have any more advice! GL!!

enoid Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:20pm
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If you reduce the amount of butter in your RKT they will be more dense and may stay on better. HTH

CakeMommyTX Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 7:55pm
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I used no butter in my rkt. I usually add almond bark, but with the addition of the food coloring it would have seized up. I'm at a loss, the thing fell apart again

7yyrt Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 6:15pm
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I think the giraffe is adorable, especially those eyelashes. She looks as if she were made from polkadot fabric.
I'd say she's just noticed the carved heart on the tree, and just sort of sunk down in a flump.

cylstrial Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 8:25pm
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I think they both look great! But I love the giraffe!! The little details just turned out superb!

sweetbn Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 10:36pm
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I think the giraffe is cute just the way it is icon_smile.gif What about ugrading from toothpicks to a small dowel for your tree?

CakeMommyTX Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 12:27am
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Well I took all the rkt off and started all over again. I made a new batch and added a few extra marshmallows, thinking my last batch was'nt "sticky" enough.
It has seemed to work and it has'nt fallin apart since last night so I'm hoping it will stay together.
Here's a pic of it, it's almost finished I just have to paint the branches and add a bird or two and we are in business!

And I decided to just leave the giraffe as is, it went well with the other animals as they are'nt all exactly realistic.

Thanks to everyone!

lifonahil Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 5:38am
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I think they are so cute.

SILVERCAT Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 2:16pm
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Very cute! I wish I could make animals like yours! I tried making a simple blue bird last and gave up!

PinkZiab Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 5:13pm
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I think they both look awesome... the only minor change I would make to the giraffe is to not space the spots so uniformly... place them randomly and possibly even vary the size of the spots a little more. Great work!!

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