Lacie76 Posted 9 Oct 2013 , 6:07pm
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Hi All! This is my first go at a 3D cake with RKT. It will be Dora sitting upright. Her Head will be made out of cake but I am wondering how to give her hair that signature shape it has. I will be covering the head in flesh colored fondant and then dark chocolate fondant for the hair. I was thinking of building up her hair volume by forming it with RKT or a thick mixture of cake crumbs/buttercream paste after I crumb coat the cake. Then when I apply the fondant it will take this shape. Will this work? I have never used RKT before and want to make sure this won't be a disaster lol. I would love to hear thoughts or if anyone has any better ideas I am all ears! This is my 3rd post about this cake... thanks everyone for all your great input!

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savannahquinn Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 1:22am
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Honestly, I would just use fondant for the hair, I wouldn't bother with the RKT

Lacie76 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 1:43pm
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I am already using RKT for the legs and arms so I will have it available. I don't want too much fondant on the head as the head is already top heavy. So I don't want to bulk up the fondant to make the hair shape. There will already be another layer of flesh colored fondant under the fondant hair. 

CakeRae80 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by savannahquinn 
 

Honestly, I would just use fondant for the hair, I wouldn't bother with the RKT


I agree on the fondant.  That's not going to add that much extra weight if your fondant is rolled thin.  I think the RKT's will look awkward, and you will have the weight of the RKT, fondant and whatever you will be using to attach the RKT's to the cake.  So by saying you don't want the extra weight of the fondant only makes no sense.

Lacie76 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 3:28pm
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Have you seen a pic of dora? Her Hair is quite large and not circle shaped. Additionally, her entire head is large when compared to her body size so will already be top heavy.  What i am saying is that i want to build up volume under the fondant to make her hair larger than the head. If i used fondant to do this it would not be a thin layer of fondant and it would be quite a bit of weight. The finished cake will be ~12 inches tall. Thanks for your input!

PennieK Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 4:30pm
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Since the head is going to be cake, I would carve the shape of her hair into the cake

CakeRae80 Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 4:44pm
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Originally Posted by Lacie76 
 

Have you seen a pic of dora? Her Hair is quite large and not circle shaped. Additionally, her entire head is large when compared to her body size so will already be top heavy.  What i am saying is that i want to build up volume under the fondant to make her hair larger than the head. If i used fondant to do this it would not be a thin layer of fondant and it would be quite a bit of weight. The finished cake will be ~12 inches tall. Thanks for your input!


I have actually seen pictures of Dora.  When Dora came out my daughter who is now a teenager used to watch her.  We had everything Dora, so I'm very familiar with her, granted that was many years ago, but from what I've seen she hasn't changed.  I understand her entire head is larger than her body and understand it will already be top heavy. 

savannahquinn Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 11:59pm
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I agree with PennieK..how her hair kind of dips into a v in the middle - I would carve the head that shape...still don't think RKT is the way to go with that.  If you do decide to do RKT please let us know how it goes and post pics :)

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