Towers On Sandcastle Cake For This Sat!

Decorating By Stef43 Updated 28 Aug 2009 , 5:50am by matthewkyrankelly

Stef43 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:27am
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so i am making my good friends wedding cake for this saturday. i am doing a sandcastle cake. i thought i wud do RKT for the towers, and am now trying it...and am having NO luck. How do I do these??? Please help!

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Texas_Rose Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:28am
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What about using a non-food item, like paper towel rolls or pringles cans? Just cover with fondant and no one will know...they weren't going to serve the RKT at the wedding anyhow icon_biggrin.gif

Stef43 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:35am
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yeah thats def a back up... i am just wondering what i am doing wrong with RKT...i am making regular RKT and trying to roll them...cud they be too thin?? should i let them get harder first??

madgeowens Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:38am
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what about ice cream cones, the pointy ones? or how about modeling chocolate? You know if you could find a castle bucket and filled it with melted chcolate, that would be cool hehe........not sure if that would work for a wedding though

Texas_Rose Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:38am
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I've heard of packing it into pringles cans as molds. Guess you'd have to spray it well with pam spray to make sure it would come out. When I've used it before I have put half the rice krispies in the blender first so I had a stronger mixture. It made it heavier though.

emiyeric Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:41am
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I make my RKTs a little more dense (more cereal to less liquid, but I mash up the cereal a bit) when I'm sculpting with them ... could it be you have too much liquid in your mix? It could also be, like you said, that you have to let it harden a bit. To follow up on Texas_Rose's idea, though, you still have time to cover paper towel rolls with gumpaste, let it harden, and remove the rolls by tomorrow night, if you make them nice and thin. That way you could still have all edible. Good luck! HTH!

Somethin-Sweet Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 3:56am
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I usually mix a little modeling chocolate in with my RKT to get them to be more pliable. I just did a castle (not a sand castle tho) last weekend and I used stacked Oreos for the tourets....worked really well. Good luck to you!

Stef43 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 4:01am
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would fondant work?? if i covered a tube of some sort and let it dry out??

Stef43 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 4:09am
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this is kind of the style i am aiming for...

http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/sandcastle-cake-2008-10-02.htm

Deani Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 4:24am
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Would this help. You could make the stack of cupcakes as high as you wanted.
http://sugarbloomcupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/tall-cupcakes-tutorial.html
If the link doesn't work google sugarbloom tall cupcake tutorial.

patty5 Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 5:37am
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How about using pastillage or foam?

matthewkyrankelly Posted 28 Aug 2009 , 5:50am
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Originally Posted by Deani

Would this help. You could make the stack of cupcakes as high as you wanted.
http://sugarbloomcupcakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/tall-cupcakes-tutorial.html
If the link doesn't work google sugarbloom tall cupcake tutorial.






I was thinking the same thing. Also, since the castle is covered in "sand", it just screams for buttercream. The imperfect nature of the whole design adds to the authenticity.

This is what I'd do. Way better than RKT and any non-edible in this case.

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