lildragon Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:43am
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I'm going to be replicating Optimus Prime's head and was thinking about using RKT covered with fondant. I've only worked with RKT one other time before, and didn't like the way bumps appeared (probably because I didn't smooth it out enough or maybe my fondant was too thin), but I was wondering if anyone can offer any advice or suggestions before I start this, what's beginning to feel like, a daunting task. Thank you for any suggestions you can offer.

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prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:45am
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Make sure you pack the RKT really tight together as you mold it into the shape you want. I mold mine, I don't carve it like I would a block of cake. Some other CC-ers suggest breaking up the RK themselves into smaller pieces before adding them to the melted marshmallow.

lildragon Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Make sure you pack the RKT really tight together as you mold it into the shape you want. I mold mine, I don't carve it like I would a block of cake. Some other CC-ers suggest breaking up the RK themselves into smaller pieces before adding them to the melted marshmallow.





Thank you! I'll try that. Do you "crumb coat" after you mold, or just cover with fondant?

prterrell Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 4:30am
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I've only iced my RKT sculpters in royal icing thus far, but I've read others say they do a think crumb coat to help the fondant stick better.

lildragon Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 4:37am
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Thank you so much! Wish me luck.

lildragon Posted 22 Aug 2009 , 8:27pm
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What's the shelf life once it's covered? It's being consumed, so just curious how soon I should start making it.

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