Rkt

Decorating By Bitsyga Updated 3 Apr 2009 , 7:52pm by lainalee

Bitsyga Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 1:59pm
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I am making a b'day cake with Elmo coming out of top. Making Elmo out of RKT, covered in buttercream. I made his arms and hands two days ago and RKT still not hard. Any ideas? They have to harden up before I attach them to the body!

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GayeG Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:05pm
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did you use butter in your rkt??

Win Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 2:12pm
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For being a fairly decent cook and baker, I'm horrible at making RKTs. I use them already boxed which, I know, is more expensive overall but they dry so well and so hard. I know that's does not help your current situation...

That being said, if the body parts are not affixed, you can roll them in some corn starch which might help dry them out. Coat them fairly well so the corn starch covers the surface. Then brush off the excess with a soft feathered paint brush. Let that sit for a bit. The corn starch should help to adsorb the extra moisture.

If your area is humid, it might be a different situation altogether... then you are fighting a losing battle. However, still try the above method.

HTH

lisa5573 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:46pm
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This may be a dumb question, but what is RTK?
Thanks!

juleebug Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:50pm
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lisa - Not RTK... RKT - Rice Krispie Treats icon_biggrin.gif

saycheese Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:52pm
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Originally Posted by lisa5573

This may be a dumb question, but what is RTK?
Thanks!




icon_biggrin.gif Rice Krispie Treats icon_biggrin.gif

pattycakesnj Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:55pm
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here is another dumb question. Do you have a recipe for them you can share

lisa5573 Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 5:55pm
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LOL--WOW! I should have known that!

Thanks again icon_smile.gif

lainalee Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 6:03pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pattycakesncookies

here is another dumb question. Do you have a recipe for them you can share



it's usually on the box of rice krispy's, just cereal marshmallows and it calls for butter, but if your using for a sculpter, it may work better without the butter

pattycakesnj Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 6:15pm
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thanks lainalee

GayeG Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 7:20pm
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Happy "late" Birthday lainalee - hope it was good!!

Whatever happened to the elmo??? Hmmmmmmm

Win Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 7:30pm
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Remember, friends... there are no dumb questions on CC!!! icon_biggrin.gif Sorry, I should have typed out the full translation instead of using the acronym --but hate typing Rice Krispie Treat 'bout as much as I hate making them! icon_lol.gif T-M-W (too much work!)

lainalee Posted 3 Apr 2009 , 7:52pm
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Anytime, and thanks, the b-day was fun.

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