Smoothing Out Fondant On Rkt

Decorating By connie0603 Updated 5 Nov 2009 , 6:38pm by Rylan

connie0603 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 12:56am
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Ok ....I tried to make a glove and foot for the Mickey Mouse Club house out of RKT and when I covered with fondant, it was lumpy and bumpy and creasy and cracky...help. how are you guys getting those figures so smooth????

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tatorchip Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:13am
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Welcome to cc connie0603
I used buttercream icing on mine and then rolled my fondant a little thick some cc members put two layers of fondant HTH

tatorchip Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:16am
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Rylan has very good ways of using fondant. Try to pm her and I am sure she would be glad to help you

Rylan Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:36am
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Tatorchip, thanks for recommending me--knowing that I am just a beginner, I feel so flattered.

As for getting it smooth, tatorchip is right. You can use a layer of icing underneath or you can use two layers of fondant (which I do). Once the fondant is on, put tons of shortening in your hands and rub down the fondant to get everything super smooth. You can then wipe the excess shortening with papertowel.

tatorchip Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 1:57am
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your so welcome Rylan, when I see your name I always check to get ideas so thank you

still_learning Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 2:00am
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I've found it helpful to sort of smush the rkt to get them smooth before covering. I either pound them with a mallet or roll them on a hard surface -whatever to get the rkt smooth before covering. I haven't had to use icing to smooth out which I find helpful because I'm usually making the rkt pieces days before the icing is made. Also, like PP, I roll the fondant on the thick side. HTH!!!

jlsheik Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 2:08am
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Arghhh I wish I would have seen this...I did Minnie ears and such a hard time getting them smooth! I never thought of applying it twice!
I did end up tearing them apart and dipping the RKT in white almond bark.
It was better...but not good enough!
I will know next time!!

Echooo3 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 9:39am
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I read on here somewhere to use ganache on RKT and then fondant.

Malakin Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 11:18am
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In my pics, I did my Mickey Clubhouse by using RKT, smoothing it with butter covered hands till as smooth as I could get it, putting BC, then a thicker layer of fondant.

grandmaruth Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 11:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tatorchip

Rylan has very good ways of using fondant. Try to pm her and I am sure she would be glad to help you




Sorry if i am wrong but isnt Rylan a "he"?

tatorchip Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 4:59pm
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OMG I thought Rylan was a she, sorry if I am wrong, I still love Rylan's fondant ideas

Rylan Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 9:09pm
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Hehehe it's fine. I'm a masculine woman.

tatorchip Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 9:25pm
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Rylan, you should have corrected me lol I am sooooooooo sorry. I thought another cc member was a guy and she isn't all in one day or so. I must be crazy this week. lol I am crazy, there I said it lol

Rylan Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 9:55pm
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Haha, oh no, I din't want to correct you because there really isn't anything to correct.

connie0603 Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:20am
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Thanks, I think I just decided to use pound cake.

cksweets Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 2:36am
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thanks so all the suggestions on this subject! i've been thinking of taking on a rkt project. so glad i came across this site.

also, rylan...YOUR CAKES ARE SO PRETTY!! love them!!

cakesweetiecake Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 3:49pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rylan

Tatorchip, thanks for recommending me--knowing that I am just a beginner, I feel so flattered.

As for getting it smooth, tatorchip is right. You can use a layer of icing underneath or you can use two layers of fondant (which I do). Once the fondant is on, put tons of shortening in your hands and rub down the fondant to get everything super smooth. You can then wipe the excess shortening with papertowel.




Rylan, do you put anything on the RKT before you put on your first layer of fondant? Also, do you put the shortening on after the first or second layer?

Rylan Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 6:38pm
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Thanks Cksweets =].

I actually use shortening as my glue when it comes to this. I rub tons of shortening on the RKT and then put my first layer of fondant. To stick my second layer of fondant, I will rub shortening on the first layer. So basically, I use shortening to adhere it--that way it is easier to remove when I make a mistake.

Usually, I use scrap fondant as the first layer because it won't be seen anyways.

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