I have been practicing making things with RKT but I can't seem to cover it and have a smooth look. I have tried to cover it almond bark and it's still bumpy. Am I covering it wrong? I'm making a x box remote that's due in 2 days and I need help ASAP. Any tips??????? Thanks!
Have you tried to carve it a little bit to take off the bumps? I've done this then rolled out my fondant a little thicker than usual to cover.
You can use a fondant smoother to flatten out before or after using the almond bark. Sometimes I need more than one coat of choc. hth
Did you try crushing the rice cereal into almost a dust? I used to have the same problem but when I started to crush the cereal my problem was solved. I also use a thicker fondant to cover.
What is almond bark?
Agreed... use a fondant smoother or grind the RK really fine... You can also cover the RKT in ganache first and then cover in fondant which will help smooth out the RKT and make the fondant ultra smooth...
KerrieD, almond bark is the melting candy blocks you find around holidays... It is really just candy melts in the form of blocks and has an almond flavor... It comes in all types of chocolate and other flavors... It's used for dipping things like nuts, fruit, pretzels, etc.
Smooth it out by covering with modeling chocolate, like in these figures:
Thanks!!! You guys are life savers!!! I love CC!!
I only know of one kind of almond bark and that has whole almonds in it!!! Would not make a smooth finish!!! Where do you buy the almond bark...is it available all year? Thanks
Most groceries carry it all year round... During the holidays it is just usually displayed but it should be in the baking aisle at most grocery stores... And some almond barks do have whole or pieces of actual almonds in it so be careful when you're buying it to make sure it's just flavored...
Almond bark (the kind we're talking about here) is a candy coating.
In the future, use a microplane to sand it smoother, then use the almond bark to coat it. I just did a ball and used the heat of my hands to smooth the set candy melts and force them into the tiny gaps before I covered it with fondant.
OOOOOH......thanks for the microplane idea cheatize! Never thought of that.
i usually crush the rk before making the treats, then use royal icing for the first coat to fill any little gaps. i coat with bc or bark and cover with two layers of fondant. a bit tedious, but it'll do the trick!