Molding A Hat With Rkts

Decorating By AnnieCahill Updated 18 Jul 2012 , 2:13pm by cakecraving

AnnieCahill Posted 9 Jul 2012 , 2:49pm
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I have never sculpted or molded with RKTs before. I had an idea to mold a hat in a mixing bowl, just to get the basic shape, and then trim down or add to it from there (it's an odd-shaped hat). Has anyone ever done this before? What's the best recipe? I have seen where some people use pre-made ones, some people use the original recipe with less marshmallows and less butter, and some people use the original recipe on the box. I should mention that humidity where I live is about 3,000%.

Thanks,

Annie

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PrivateNameHere Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 1:30pm
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I always put about a third of the total krispies in the food processor to make a smoother finish.
I made a hat out of cake by baking in a pyrex bowl but have never tried RKT. It would probably work great. Just line the bowl with greased plastic wrap. I use a lot of butter on my hands when I work with RKT.
I'm guessing this isn't for a baseball cap but wanted to pipe in that if you cover the hat in plastic wrap, you can make the bill by layering gumpaste directly on the real bill.
Good luck!

Tjensen Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 1:36pm
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I live in TN where humidity is outrageous! I make the original recipe and leave out the butter, works every time. Just use shortening in whatever you are using to mould hat!

cakecraving Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 2:13pm
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I like using the store bought ones they are firm and not sticky. Last week I helped my mother in law with baby butt cakes. She made the RKT the regular recipe. They were sticky and soft. I put them in the fridge for a while and it took a bit more work but they worked fine too.

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