Hi have to make a dragon and have it sitting on the side of a tiered cake, wrapping itself around the middle tier. I was thinking rice krispies but have never done that. I was thinking gumpaste for the wings. I am a perfectionist so I really don't want this looking amateurish....
What do you all recommend???
AI used Rice Krispies and modeling chocolate.
AAnd the wings I used fruit roll ups and air brushed them
how hard is it to scultp detail into the rice krispies? Like for the face, would that be difficult?
You covered it with modeling chocolate?
WHat kind of paint did you use to airbrush the fruit roll up?
when i use rkt, i put it the major shape of the object. the profile in the rkt
for example i'd have an indention in the rkt where the eyes go
but if the eyes were hooded i'd do that in modeling choco
and i'd apply the eye itself with other mediums, choco or fondant or marzipan
like if the tail is scaley of course i'd cut the scales into the choco
for dragon feet i'd use rkt for dragon toes i'd use the choco
(that was a good contrast finally)
you'll get the feel of it when you get going
most detail goes into the choco
the rkt is the base
fruit rollups for wings is genius, leahmcd!
and for what it's worth
i use the regular recipe for rice krispie treats less one cup of rice krispies
and mold it hot out of the pan into the general dragon shape (in this case)
pack it real tighty tight
let it set up overnight to get the gelatin to do it's jellifying thing
but i have used the store bought rkt for snall items and that works too
we just particularly love rkt--scraps are not a problem
i also add some vanilla mmm--use real butter mmmm
I just use fondant with a little tylose added to it, I start the body with a big sausage of fondant then add on the legs , I use spaghetti to hold them on and give them a bit of stability, same with the head. Joins that you don't want to see can be covered up with scales, I roll little balls of fondant and squash them it gives a more natural look that if you cut them out.
I think I have a couple of dragons in my pics if you want a visual.
thank you. I am doing a "try-out" this weekend.
Good luck don't forget to post your efforts .
Yes, I will. Cake not due for another couple of months, but I'll be working on my sculpting skills.