Rkt Question

Decorating By RoccoDana Updated 21 Mar 2013 , 4:58pm by -K8memphis

RoccoDana Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 3:53pm
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AI'm going to be making an upper body with cake and the head is going to be RKT/MC/Fondant. Before I start this , is there any suggestions or tips for me about attaching the head to the cake body. The body will be about 4-5 layers high. I don't want a headless person.

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-K8memphis Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 4:50pm
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i'm not thinking of what mc is? all i can think of is master card icon_biggrin.gif

 

but my biggest idea for you is really pack the h*ll out of the rkt while it is warm

 

and let them set up overnight

 

the gelatin needs to do whatever it is that gelatin does

 

and it takes time to do that

 

you are making your rkt yes?

 

but you could cut the torso out of super packed down fresh made but day old rkt too

 

if i were doing this--i would make the head and neck and arms separate from the trunk

 

and--i will link you to a breathy post i wrote yesterday about rkt that you can adapt to your endeavor if you want

 

just some tips in here that might be pertinent

 

mc = modeling choco  of course!!!

 

edited to add clickable linkage ;) http://cakecentral.com/t/755317/how-to-give-clay-like-effect-on-cake

-K8memphis Posted 21 Mar 2013 , 4:58pm
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you can smoothify the nubbley texture with a microplan or the 'mc' + fondant could do that too

 

oh i got this all wrong didn't i--got off on a tangent about what is 'mc' & didn't pay attention

 

sorry!!!

 

i got it now

 

it's a cake body and rkt head

 

use a nice long dowel in the head (ouch) secured firmly all the way into the foam under the bottom board and use board and dowel under the head too

 

there's still some good tips in the other post

 

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