Rkt Tips For Modeling?

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JoJo0855 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 5:59pm
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I need to make "tractor tires" for a 3D cake and thought RKT would be the perfect choice for stability.
Do I use the recipe found on the side of the box or is there something else to be added to make them more pliable. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance for your advice icon_biggrin.gif

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BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 6:08pm
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When I use RKT I buy the premade ones. Some people mix melted chocolate into it so it dries firmer. When I made my tractor cake I used sugar cookies and glued them together with royal icing. I then covered them in black fondant and then used black royal to add the treads. Worked like a charm.

jenna15 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 6:10pm
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I used store bought RKT also.....when you smush a couple together after warming them in the microwave for a few secs, they are easy to manipulate. That is what I did for my pineapples and tires on my Optimus prime cake.

JoJo0855 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 8:52pm
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Thanks for your input, I'm a 'scratch' girl (woman? LOL) so will just make a batch ahead of time and see what enfolds. It's not like they'll go to waste around this household! icon_lol.gif

Malakin Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 10:27pm
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I make mine with the recipe on the box, but shape and mold them immediately. If it is a part that will have stressed placed on it....like my elmo cake's arms (they kept sliding off), I cover it in a light layer of fondant. Sometimes I mold modeling chocolate over it.

cylstrial Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 11:48pm
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This is a recipe on here that says it's good for carving and making sculptures. I haven't tried it but it has 5 stars. I have been meaning to try it, just haven't gotten around to it. Anyway, here ya go.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-7518-Rice-Krispies-Treats---RKT.html

jlynnw Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 11:57pm
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I don't add butter to my RKT if I am carving them or for stand up parts. I find that it makes a firmer batch without and still tastes good.

cylstrial Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 1:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlynnw

I don't add butter to my RKT if I am carving them or for stand up parts. I find that it makes a firmer batch without and still tastes good.




Good thing to know. I'll have to write that down in my cake notebook (that sits right next to the computer). icon_smile.gif Thanks!

Rylan Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 6:28pm
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I believe most people take the butter out. I prefer to use store bought ones because I am lazy.

themaytrix Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 1:03pm
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I see people say they don't use butter, but do you use something in place of butter? How do you melt your marshmallow without it sticking or burning? Thanks for any help.

jenna15 Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:30pm
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I imagine you would only use water (like in making MMF). I imagine that would be a lot more stiff and better for figures.....Thanks jlynnw!

themaytrix Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 7:43pm
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Do you use an equal amount of water and just heat it in the microwave instead of on the stove? I made some this morning with the regular recipe although I cut back on the butter a bit. I have some extra marshmallow and would like to make another batch to compare the batches for making a cake topper for the end of the week.

diane Posted 10 Aug 2009 , 11:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BeeBoos-8599_

When I use RKT I buy the premade ones. Some people mix melted chocolate into it so it dries firmer. When I made my tractor cake I used sugar cookies and glued them together with royal icing. I then covered them in black fondant and then used black royal to add the treads. Worked like a charm.




i'm just curious... icon_confused.gif why store-bought?? icon_confused.gif

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