Can someone who's done this give me any helpful hints. I want to make some construction vehicles like in this cake where they are carved and covered in fodant. Does the RKT have to be any special consistency? ie:more or less gooey. Do they have to set for so long before you can carve your shape? Any tricks to cover the RKT. Thanks in advance.
For me, a firmer consistency of RKT works best - and chill it before covering with fondant so it holds it shape. I crunched the RKT's for the baby feet I did, so they were even more firm. After your forms are firm, cover with BC to smooth it out before putting on the fondant. HTH
You don't want to make your treats too gooey just follow the recipe on the cereal box.Some people like to cut back on the butter or margarine in the recipe, personally i've never had a prob leaving the recipe alone and working with it that way.I shape them when they are warm to whatever I need them to look like and let them rest a few hours.I've never just made a block and cut it with a knife to the shape, I think I saw that on food network challenge.
There was a great tip on this site about using melted white chocolate instead of butter/margarine. It causes the rkt to dry rock hard (very stable) But it just requires the rkt to be shaped reasonably quickly. They also said to compress it very hard and that was also a great tip
I need to make a couple of skyscrapers (about 10" tall - nothing major) for a superhero cake & I am going to use RKT's.
Do I need to dowel them to get them to stand up straight?
Sometimes I even crush my rice crspies before I combine it with the butter and marshmellow, gives you a smother texture.
Mrsb37, If you are going to travel with the cake it would be a good idea to dowel them for support.