Molding/shaping Rkt - Tips Please!

Decorating By JenLGAJ Updated 21 Aug 2013 , 2:01am by GmaD

JenLGAJ Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 4:34pm
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I need to make a 3D world globe to sit on top of a 10" round.... I was thinking of using RKT. I've never shaped/carved/molded with RKT. I plan to cover with fondant
Any tips before I start?
What is the best recipe to use to really hold shape?
How do you get a smooth finish?

Thanks in advance!

11 replies
momade Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 5:00pm
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Hi JenLGAJ,

I use RKT a lot for my cakes. I'm going to send you a PM with some pictures to show you how I did some of them. HTH.

DBowers Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by momade

Hi JenLGAJ,

I use RKT a lot for my cakes. I'm going to send you a PM with some pictures to show you how I did some of them. HTH.




Could you send it to me too??

agentdorkfish Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 8:25pm
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I've only used RKT a couple times, but I sprayed my hands with butter flavored cooking spray to keep it from sticking to my hands when I was shaping.

Tee-Y Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 8:38pm
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I've only used RKT once and that was last week using the recipe on CC and I must confess it was a dream to work with thumbs_up.gif. Even though I didn't need it to be totally smooth(for the dog head in my pictures), it was actually smooth and cos of the butter in the recipe it didn't stick to my hands at all, I loved using it and can't wait to use it again.

mvucic Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 8:48pm
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I've used it for my pig cake (head), my dog cake (head) and my beach/ocean cake (wave). Had success all three times on the first try.

The pig and dog heads were just straight RKT following the recipe on the cereal box, but with the wave, I added half a bag of candy melts (wiltons) to get it nice and firm. I did notice when I was making my pig head that the rice krispies would not keep shape since it hadn't yet cooled and would crack, so then I had to wrap in in saran wrap until it was set. When I used the chocolate, it cooled much faster and was much harder set. Definitely would suggest using the chocolate.

You likely won't get it perfectly smooth. Smooth out the buttercream really well and roll your fondant out slight thicker than usually. I also used fondant smoothers on my pigs head to keep my hands from adding to any lumpiness icon_smile.gif

HTH!

chanielisalevy Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 3:14pm
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Tee-Y -
" I've only used RKT once and that was last week using the recipe on CC and I must confess it was a dream to work with . Even though I didn't need it to be totally smooth(for the dog head in my pictures), it was actually smooth and cos of the butter in the recipe it didn't stick to my hands at all, I loved using it and can't wait to use it again."

Which recipe did you use? COuld you share please? thanks!

CBMom Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:10pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by momade

Hi JenLGAJ,

I use RKT a lot for my cakes. I'm going to send you a PM with some pictures to show you how I did some of them. HTH.




Oh, me too, please!
Thank you!!

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Rylan Posted 27 Oct 2009 , 11:33pm
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To get a smooth finish, you can also use 2 layers of fondant. Other than than, ganache and buttercream works fine.

Tee-Y Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 12:14am
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Check in the CC recipe section under no-bake cakes, you'll find the recipe I used for RKT and I followed it exactly only tripling the recipe to get the quantity I needed.This is how it looked before covering in fondant;
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cownsj Posted 28 Oct 2009 , 1:09am
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If you have a ball pan, you can press the RKT into the pan to get the round shape you want. I've used it for several things, but only used a pan for shape one time. It was the bowling pin pan and by pushing I was able to crush the outer bit of krispies down to get a smoother shape before covering with buttercream, then fondant. It gave me a perfect shape.

GmaD Posted 21 Aug 2013 , 2:01am
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Would very much like to have instructions for your American Girl Tree House cake...I need to make this for my grandaughter in 2 days.  Hoping its not too late to get directions.  Thanks for your speedy response and help

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