I am need to carve some work boots like the ones in this pic. I have searched the threads and read/watched all the advise. Thank you all. I guess my question is, would I carve them separately or together? I can't see the back, but it looks like the heels are touching. I want to do it out of RCT. Unless someone has a better medium. I am limited on time so need to use something that will "last". I am concerned that RCT will be difficult to carve. They will be placed on top of a sheet cake. Any help, hints, or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also if anyone has a "foot" template, that would be groovy.
consider using some cocoa powder to help give that distressed finish
i shape my rkt while it's hot into the general shpae i need then
let your rkt set up overnight before giving it that final carving/sculpting
use a microplane to make them smooth before applying fondant or marzipan
there are some templates around here somewhere..but not sure where
lace holes are easy just jab it with a dowel
AWow! Great tips. Never thought about micro plane. That beats layers of melted chocolate. Thank you so very much.
AI have another question or two. I decided to cut the boots in layers so I could be they are uniform.(Don't think I could form warm RKT into two identical ones). What should I use to "glue" the layers together? It is really humid her and they RKT are not "firming" up. I may end up having to run a dowl threw the "leg" part. Buttercream is just making a slippery mess. I haven't been able to find a microplane, so may end up using melted chocolate after all.
K8memphis suggested using cocoa powder for a distressed look. Do I knead it in, or rub it on? LOL that sounds funny.
i brushed a little cocoa powder on at the very end around the seams & sole & wherever
try a high humidity icing--you can do an online search for 'high humidity icing'
the recipe will basically be adding cornstarch or flour --
cornstarch is what i prefer--it goes down easier---when you eat the icing
and rkts can be a little high maintenance until they get set (which mine take overnight)
kinda like how when you form a flower or bow or something out of gumpaste or fondant you gotta prop it up with cotton balls or whatever till it sets up--you gotta hold rkts 'hand' a bit like that--anyhow~~
cake should work great with a high humidity icing
of course be sure to use boards & dowel for every 4-5 inches high you stack the cake layers
AGroovy. thanks a bunch.