Gum Paste And Rice Krispy Treats

Decorating By mamabrat13 Updated 21 Jul 2009 , 7:41pm by renee2007

mamabrat13 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 7:33pm
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I have never modeled with rice krispy treats-but am looking to use them for a cake I'm making this weekend. I just have one questions-how do you get gum paste to stick to the rice krispy treats? Do you use buttercream? Thank you for your help!

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renee2007 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 7:43pm
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I cover mine in buttercream, but I've heard of some covering in chocolate. hth

lorijom Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 7:53pm
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I just roll out my gumpaste on shortening and the shortening side goes onto the RKT, it sticks like glue.

Rylan Posted 18 Jul 2009 , 12:01am
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I usually use the stickiness of the RKT. Shortening works great too.

Good luck.

k96002 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:38pm
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When I tried this, I had little 'bumps' all over from the krispies...any tips there??

k96002 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 4:39pm
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When I tried this, I had little 'bumps' all over from the krispies...any tips there??

sadsmile Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 5:09pm
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The bright pink lady bug body was half cake and half rice crispies.I did pack the rice crispies pretty tight and let the layer cool and harden completely before layering the cake on top with a bit of buttercream inbetween and then treated it as one big cake. I smoothed an ultra thin layer of buttercream over the cake and crispies being careful to fill in all the little holes and make a smooth canvas. After that I had no issues with covering the whole thing in fondant the first time. It just smoothed on so perfectly.

Rylan Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 7:06pm
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The torso in my dress cake is made of RKT. I used two layers of fondant/gumpaste.

renee2007 Posted 21 Jul 2009 , 7:41pm
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I've had bumps on mine before too. the next time I did the rkt I crushed them really good and it helped alot. hth

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