I am making a cake where I need to create stairs (like the stairs lead into the cake) and also turrets with a bulb-like top (making a princess Jasime castle).. I was thinking of using RKT for this, but I've never done it. Do you mold it the way you want while it's warm or do you make it into like a block or something by pressing into a tin and letting it cool and then carve with a knife? Any help is appreciated, thank you so much!
I've only used RKT once and that was this past weekend. I wish that I had made my own RKT and not purchased the brand-name, premade bars as they didn't hold their shape very well. I molded them, iced over them, and then applied the fondant but the RKT started to shift by the next day. I was making a dragon and it looked like my dragon had swollen glands in its neck. My suggestion is to definitely make your own treats and not use the premade bars!
I used RKT to make turrets for a castle. I made the recipe but only added 2-3tbl of butter just to melt the marshmellows. I let the mixture cool down in the pot (only about 10 minutes). I kept my hands wet and had no problems. They were firm when dry but I could still make small adjustments.
Don't know if this is the right way but it worked for me.
6cups Ricekrispy + 40 marshmellows and 3tbls butter
I've used RKT twice ... both times I made my own ... the first time I was making a bike ramp for a skate park cake; molded treats into a brick and carved to get the ramp ... the second time I was making a lighthouse and just molded the treats by hand like you would with fondant. I think it depends on what you're making for the best method. To make stairs I would probably either make a block and carve them out or make panels of treats and stack them on each other, stair-like. I used the recipe right off the Rice Crispies box. Good luck!
What would I do without this website? Thanks so much for your advice... helps so much!