I need to make a house and barn for two different cakes and would like to take a stab at RKT. Never used them before and am a little confused on how to cover them with fondant. Do I have to cover them with royal icing or can I cover them with buttercream and then fondant? Any suggestions or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks CCers!
I always shape the RKT with buttered hands till smooth. I then cover with BC and then a layer of fondant.
After shaping RKT I fill in any big hole with modeling chocolate then cover with a thin layer of buttercream. When I cover with fondant I use thicker pieces than I would use to cover a cake with to hide the rough surface of RKT.
If the RKT sculpture is not going to be eaten, I like to crush up the cereal really fine before mixing it with the marshmallows. It packs more tightly, and is less bumpy, making a smoother surface to fondant. I also cover with buttercream or sometimes melted chocolate before putting on the fondant.
Thank you all for your help.
Poohsmomma, when you crush the rice crispies, do you do that before or after you measure them?