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How do I make a Wedding cake out of Rice Krispies Treats?

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I have the basic idea planned out. What I am looking for is suggestions on how to properly support it. It will be a 12"; 10"; 8"; and 6" layer cake with 2 layers per size so it will be quite large! I am covering in MMF because they want to peel the icing off and just eat the Rice Krispies. Bride HATES cake... so this was the way to make her happy on her day. I was making a regular cake and gonna make her a small treat cake just for her as a gift and the Groom said that is a great idea make the whole cake Rice Krispies; Bride agreed so her I am asking for tips! By the way the BRIDE is my sister!

Do I need a crumb coat? I was thinking no.
Do I need pillars or dowels? How many?
How do I cut this cake? Just like a regular one?
What should I charge for this cake? I'd like to hear a range of ideas.
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
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post #2 of 48
crumbcoat - yes to smooth it out so texture doesn't show through fondant.

after that support just like any regular cake w/ plates/boards, dowels or pillars depending upon design.

cost -- same as regular cake -- most of $$ is the making not the ingredients -- and I dare say the cost of ingredients won't be all that much different.
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post #3 of 48
Also when you make them your going to have to compress the mixture more than usual. Using a little less butter also helps it keep it shape better. But what Ive found is get your basic shape and stick it in the fridge for about an hour. Then take it out and you can work with it a little better because its not as gooey.
post #4 of 48
So she's assuming all the guests like rice krispie treats too! Hmm.....
I don't envy you having to cut all the RKT. I'd cut it the same as if it were cake, that's how I'd price it. Yes, you'd need to crumb coat to smooth over the rough texture. Good luck.
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post #5 of 48
lol..brides are so funny...did you suggest to her to just do RC one for her and the rest of the people can eat cake.. I would be so disappointed to not eat cake in a wedding. Anyways..You have to cover the rice crispies like dough said...I f you dont it shows through the fondant.
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post #6 of 48
oh and yes i would put support ...Maybe straws...depending on how many tiers!
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post #7 of 48
oh and form the tiers in your normal pans so they are already the correct shape.

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but as other's have pointed out --- will all the guests appreciate such a cake???
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post #8 of 48
crunch up the rice krispies a little bit before adding the marshmallows and add less butter and use butter flavored extract to make up for the lack of butter...they will stick together and hold the shape much better...other than that I would shove em' in my cake pans (maybe line the pans with plastic wrap for easy removal) and then dowel and stack like a regular cake!
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post #9 of 48
Are you going to torte and fill it??? If I were subjected to eat rice crispies instead of cake then I would at least want some DAMN yummy chocolate ganache filling, or something like that!!!
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post #10 of 48
I've got no ideas. I just wanted to say hooray for your sister! and her husband-to-be for supporting her taste! and HOORAY for her that she has a sister who is willing to make this happen for her!

It's their wedding, definitely it should be the way they want it. I don't think it's any different than the bride who wants an all chocolate...vanilla...pound...fruit(ugh)...lemon...strawberry...cheesecake....cake.

I would agree with Doug though on the crumb coating for a smooth finish....either that or grind your cereal for a finer texture.
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post #11 of 48
I needed a smoother RC mix for a recent project. I put the cereal in a zip lock and used a heavy rolling pin to smash it into smaller peices. It was a lot easier to crumb coat smooth!
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post #12 of 48
I'm just one of those silly people who think a bride ought to consider how much cake she'll actually eat and whether the majority of her guests will like rice krispie treats instead of a piece of cake. A bride could gorge herself off one cake and still serve her guests what most would probably prefer. I know it's "her day" but I think it's great when a bride stops to consider her guests. I love GOOD wedding cake, and I would be disappointed to go to a wedding and get a slab of rkt instead of cake. But that's just me.

I would think that mashing the rice krispies would take something away from the krispiness of the treat.
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post #13 of 48
well, I don't crush ALL of them.....just some....basically it just allows some smaller pieces to "fill in" some of the gaps that would show with fondant. It's still nice and krispy and crunch!
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post #14 of 48
Okay, that makes sense and sounds better too. Thanks for clarifying!!
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post #15 of 48
OH MY GOODNESS......NO CAKE FOR THE GUESTS!!!! That is the only reason why people go to weddings!!!! icon_lol.gif I would be certainly disappointed!!!
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