I need to stack then carve out the center of the top sheet cake to make a race track. Do i need to use straws to support the outter edges of the cake to make sure it doesn't slide off? They will be 12 x 15 then another 12 x 15 on top of it. Then i will cover in fondant. I don't need a cake board between the 2 sheets, right? I may tort and put butter cream between all 4 layers.
I also thought about using rice crispy treats instead of the top layer sheet cake.... cant decide. Also will a foam core board be strong enough to support the weight? Or should i use plywood and cover with foil and contact paper?
if it's a total of no more than 5" tall you should be fine -- if it gets much over that you really need to board and dowel -- a nice thick foam core board half inch should be fine
Thank you!! :)
AIf you decide to go with RKTs, I would use it as bottom layer. Otherwise one has to dig through the top to find something edible :D
rice krispie treats are perfectly edible -- it would work to use it as the bottom layer if only a few servings of cake are needed -- just depends on how many rkt lovers you have on the guest list --
if you make it as the top layer you can fashion/mold them in the pan you baked the cake in of course -- they can stretch on you so you'd want to put them on in sections -- be sure you let them set up overnight if you make them yourself -- i think i would consider using a board under them if i used it for the top layer -- i don't think i'd like them just sitting on the cake even though it might all be under 5" tall -- plus the board will keep them from stretching --
when i make them i use 5 cups rk to 1/4 cup butter to a pound of marshmallows and some vanilla -- after molding them i let them set up overnight for best results --
rkt thoughts for you
at the jean-philippe patisserie at the bellagio in las vegas where they have the giant 27 foot chocolate fountain their biggest seller was and still may be their rice krospie treats --
(sometimes i make them with vanilla beans hahaha )
ALol, K8, I think you are the first person I know who's a RKT lover!!! Okay, except for my boys that is... Seriously, always thought of it as a building material rather than someone one would enjoy eating. Especially not when there is some cake hidden somewhere underneath
Ok put me down for the RKT fan club! Except that I make them with Cocoa Krispies, & Fruity Pebbles, & Rice Krispies, & Fruit Loops, & Capt. Crunch, & Honey Nut Cheereos.............
*not all mixed together of course. Each flavor a different batch.
AWe would make a great team eating that cake. You get the RKT and fondant (don't like that either!) and I get the cake and the icing, hahaha!
AJulia, I used to make rkt birds nests for Easter, individual sized w/green coconut for grass and mini jelly beans -- it was the first picture that i posted online many moons ago -- see if I can find it later...
but maybe Mb will eat the fondant 'cause i'm not too crazy about it either
AI'm using RKT too, just making tree tops out of them. And I know they'll be the hit at the party - and get eaten. Next, kids normally peel off the fondant and lick some icing of the cake, lol, such a waste. But lots of mums there to eat leftovers happily. I said to a friend of mine that for the next party I have the kids line up and open their mouths and I'll make a round with ABC filled piping bags and fondant balls and squeeze a decent portion in. Hahaha! I lost my sweet tooth ages ago! Actually even don't like tasting my ABC, RKT and fondant!!! But you just made me sit upright, K8. Easter is around the corner and I haven't even started planning. Yikes