I Need An Idea To Make My Rkt Figure Harden

Decorating By alewop Updated 26 Mar 2010 , 7:22am by alewop

alewop Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 3:50am
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I sculpted a 3D letter "M" for a groom's cake im doing that has to stand up right on the cake. I molded the RKT around dowels to make it stick in the cake. But I think I used too much marshmellow or either didnt push it together hard enough. Does anyone have any ideas of how I can make it more sturdy? One idea i had was to use poured sugar and coat it in it....would that even work? could I still ice and fondant it then? I dont care if you cant eat it...just need it for the look. Please help icon_smile.gif

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sweetcakes Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:05am
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you could make the ganach that alot use under fondant covered cakes. Or you could cut out some foam core for the M to lay on to help support it, it looks quite large.

alewop Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:10am
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it is quite large... it's about 9 in tall and 12 in wide. I would love to ganache just so i could eat it!! haha, maybe I'll just make a new one so i can eat this one with ganache[/quote]

mygirlssweet Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:35am
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why not just use styro foam?

JanH Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 4:40am
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Originally Posted by mygirlssweet

why not just use styro foam?

That's the first idea that popped into my head, too!

As long as it doesn't have to be edible, that would be the most stable construction method.

alewop Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 5:37am
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ha, true...why didnt I think of that! Well, I would like the "M" to be edible if possible though. The last cake I made with RKT everybody chowed down on it too and said it was delicious. Guess it would be a nice touch for the kiddo's at the wedding. I made more RKT using less MM and pressed them (with all my might) into a sheet pan. Im going to let it freeze and then cut out the letter. Hopefully it will work. But this whole cake has kinda been a 3rd times the charm deal. If you look up murphy's law im pretty sure you see this cake. icon_biggrin.gif I'll let ya know how it goes...thanks for the help!

JanH Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 5:41am
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Something you might find helpful...

Combining modeling chocolate with RKT for new moldable mixture:


LateBloomer Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:15am
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JanH thanks for this wonderful link. This is just what I am looking for right now. You are a star!

madgeowens Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:25am
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I cover mine with ganache

JanH Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 6:26am
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Oh my, thanks LateBloomer! You're too kind. icon_biggrin.gif

alewop Posted 26 Mar 2010 , 7:22am
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wow, thats a genius idea. I cant wait to try it out! Thanks so much JanH!

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