Rice Krispie Help Needed Please

Decorating By dreamacres Updated 31 May 2011 , 10:59am by MelissaJeane

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dreamacres Posted 29 May 2011 , 11:59pm
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I made a rookie mistake. Made numbers with premade rice krispie treats. I decide the "1" would be find on a skewer and was planning on doing the "3" with wire and skewer. Got caught up in the moment and did not use the wire on the 3. Should I start over with the 3. Will the rice krispies dry on their own? I am planning on covering with white chocolate and then I was going to cover in gumpaste, thinking it would make it even stronger. I will then airbrush. Thank you for your help.

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jessim Posted 30 May 2011 , 12:19am
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It should be okay, without the wire. I've never made numbers from rct, but I would maybe go light on the chocolate on the extended parts to keep the weight down. Hope it holds up for you.

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dreamacres Posted 30 May 2011 , 12:27am
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thanks so much for your help. do you think I would be better leaving the chocolate off and just covering with some buttercream/ gumpaste and let dry. I do have 4 days drying time.

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cabecakes Posted 30 May 2011 , 12:36am
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I used white chocolate under marshmallow fondant and it worked out great. I have never tried gumpaste though. I would think that it will be fine without the wire. I usually let my rice krispies dry about 24 hours before covering with MMF, but I don't think you would have to wait that long. It is just the way it works out for me with working full-time. I do all my caking after work.

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jessim Posted 30 May 2011 , 12:37am
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I wouldn't think chocolate vs buttercream would make a big difference. Maybe let the rct dry for a day the cover with chocolate and gumpaste and give it time to set and if it stands for a while then you'll know. And you'll still have time.

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dreamacres Posted 30 May 2011 , 11:34am
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thanks so much all. Wish me luck.

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ConfectionsCC Posted 30 May 2011 , 11:58am
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Interesting, let the RKT dry? why??? I have never done this, and I have not had a problem! Am I missing something icon_confused.gif Oh please tell me in case I have a disaster waiting to happen!! I love using that stuff to make mini sculptures with that are too small for cake, but too large for gumpaste!

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HN83 Posted 31 May 2011 , 8:45am
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Hi Ladies, I have some question on RKT.
I tot of making the RKT for my laptop screen. As mentioned above, I will cover my RKT with chocolate and thn fondant.

Will it be steady enough to stand? Thank you.

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MelissaJeane Posted 31 May 2011 , 10:59am
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I let my castle walls dry for a day before covering and they were supported with PVC. It worked out great. This weekend when I made a dragon with the super high humidity they just wanted to sink they refused to set up. If you need them to stand like a laptop screen make sure they set up well and have them in a temperature controlled room.

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