I'm making a cake that will have a 4-wheeler as a topper. My client wants it to be edible. My initial thought was to form the 4-wheeler out of rice krispies, but I've never done that before and only seen it done on TV. Any advice on molding from rice krispies?
I have carved objects from cake before, but figured this object would be too difficult to carve. If I don't have any luck w/ rice krispies, any other suggestions?
I am somewhat familiar w/ gumpaste/fondant, but have never molded a large object like this before, so I didn't want to go that route - should I?
Thanks in advance for all replies!
I made a car out of rkt. I mean you can turn it on it's side if you want, you can sand the rice nubblies off with a zester and make it smooth for fondanting. I covered it with modeling chocolate first because I wanted to make the windshield & windows look recessed like a real car. Rkt is very firm and forgiving. I used to have a tutorial on webshots but webshots all changed hands or something. But I could not recommend it more highly. I mean you can make it days and weeks in advance.
I gently melt my marshmallows and the butter--I use one cup less rice krispies than the recipe calls for. I would say to make the general shape you want--make it a bit bigger all over so you can sculpt it out of there. And let it set up overnight before sculpting. You can get all your details put in with the modeling chocolate which is so much more forgiving than fondant then cover with fondant, remove your windows and viola.
See the rkt in the wheel well?
Newb question, but what does "rkt" stand for? :/ Thanks. That car is awesome, btw!
Sorry, rkt is 'rice krispie treats' I shoulda wrote it out.
And thank you.
And it's about 18 inches long too so rkt is a great medium for cars I think. Holds up great.
You can really take your time.
ADuh. Lol. Thanks so much for the tips!!!! :)
AVery nice job k8memphis!!