AHi everyone. Just wondering about RKT. I want the figures to be edible so how far in advance can I make them? Also I really don't want to cover them I'm fondant but still need a relatively smooth finish. Will dipping them in chocolate a couple times achieve this? Has anybody tried it? Tia xx
AnimalGirl91: what's 'RKT' ?
pardon my ignorance, I'm from the other side of the planet, & unfamiliar with the CC.com code talk.
ARKT = rice Krispy treats
Animal girl - what figures are you making?
AnimalGirl91: now that I know it's 'Rice Krispie Treats' I can say that I've coated 'em with chocolate, but it would take a lot of chocolate to make it smooth. On tv I've seen RKT covered with chocolate, then fondant, and it looked smooth when they did it. It also looked like they cut or smashed or grated the RKT surface to make it smoother. what r u making?
AI'm making small animal figures but I'd like them smooth. Fondant I think wouldn't taste very nice but I may have to bite the bullet n give It ago. I heard if you put the rice crispies through I food processor you will get a smooth surface... but unfortunately that then renders them as inedible bricks. *sigh*
AnimalGirl91: here's a post from another thread, search the CC site you'll find other info. RKT are surprisingly well loved by so many people. I used to make them and take them to work. They always disappeared quickly.
...............auntginn 2,000 Posts. Joined 5/2007 Location: Los Angeles, CA
RKT (rice krispie treat) will keep for a long time. The older it gets the harder it gets, that's why its always recommended that you make your figures in advance. I store mine in covered containers with and without fondant. But only once they have completely dried. I usually only use this for larger or heavier items to put on a cake. Small items like about 3-4 inches max I make in gumpaste. As far as taste is concerned, I recommend you try different ones. I personally love the MMF but we all have different taste. Also for covering figures and making embellishments I use a 50/50 mix with gumpaste. Things like flowers that I use tylose in the fondant to make it stronger.
I make my rkt figures a week in advance when possible but never less than 24hrs. I coat mine with chocoate which acts as a barrier and keeps it from getting stale. I do not place any finished ones in an airtight container because they will not dry................
AI use modeling chocolate, it's a nice medium to work with and it's easy to blend the seams.