Help!!! Arms Keep Falling Off Of Elmo Cake

Decorating By TeriO Updated 2 Sep 2009 , 3:38pm by TeriO

TeriO Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 8:49pm
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I am making an elmo cake for my great newphews birthday this weekend. The elmo is made out of Rice Krispies and I made the arms seperate from the body. When I push the dowels in the body and try to cover them in the royal icing, they won't stay on. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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LaBellaFlor Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 9:08pm
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Maybe using some royal icing as glue, letting it dry, then decorating.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 9:21pm
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

Maybe using some royal icing as glue, letting it dry, then decorating.

Yes, use an extra thick royal icing as a glue. Use string, rope or tape to hold until dry(24 hrs?).

Or call it Elmo de Milo. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

KristyCakes Posted 1 Sep 2009 , 10:50pm
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Can you try to compress the RKT of the body more? Sounds like you need a firmer body to hold the dowels... Maybe a last resort, though, since you probably don't want to start again!!! Good luck.

misserica Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 2:13am
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I do not know if you have time to redo Elmo but someone lovely person here on CC suggested crushing the rice crispy cereal to dust then making the actual RKT. I did this for my Elmo and I shaped his arms and body separate then let them dry over night. He was hard as a rock (not being gross!) the next day and I was able to dowel the arms into the body. It was so hard I actually had to drive a metal dowel in first to make the hole. His body parts did not come off once they were in place. HTH

TeriO Posted 2 Sep 2009 , 3:38pm
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Thank you all so much for the suggestions. I never thought I would dislike Elmo so much.

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