Still new to the cake world, I was trying to make a pill bottle figure from rice cereal treats (using marshmallows, butter & rice cereal) and I was going nowhere fast! It was a small figure and I after shaping it I covered it with some buttercream and then fondant - is that the right thing to do? It more looked like a big ole' lumpy thing than anything else and my fondant looked wrinkled. Any ideas as to why my figure making sucked so bad??!! It's a good thing I can laugh at myself over this - my son enjoyed eating it so all was not lost!
When you ice it with the BC, it has to be completely smooth before you apply the fondant. Also, you want to let the cereal set some so that when you are icing it and applying the fondant you aren't squishing it out of shape.
Thanks for the tips. I think I rushed everything along too much and next time I'll make sure I work more time into the schedule.
I was told that you don't need to add the margarine/butter. Without it the figure will set up more solid.
Don't use butter in the recipe when you make it and try dipping the whole thing in melted chocolate before coating with fondant -- that will get it REALLY smooth!
Amazing!! I would have not known not to use butter and I'll definitely try the chocolate dipping. So glad to have the forum to post questions, hopefully the advice will help to make my cakes better and better! Cheers