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post #61 of 78
Does anyone know if you have to change the amount of rice krispies if you crush them first? It just seems like if you crush them, you'll reduce the volume by a good bit (those things are mostly air!), so I wondered if you need to add more cereal to the melted m'mallows to get the right consistency. TIA!
post #62 of 78
How thick is everyone rolling out the fondant?
post #63 of 78
I'm also interested in knowing if I need to adjust the amount of rice krispies if I crush them before mixing with the marshmellow. I've not used RKT before and am really wanting to use them on my next cake.
post #64 of 78
How thin do you roll the fondant/gum paste? Also how do you keep the fondant from drying and cracking while your putting it on the RKT's?
post #65 of 78
^I was wondering about the same thing. I'm new at this and want to do a small rocket ship with RKT and keep the details. I've seen photos of RKT figures covered in fondant and they are immaculate! How do you make the fondant nice and smooth like that? Can we use poured fondant on RKT?
post #66 of 78
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post #67 of 78
I have with some of my projects used a serated knife to carve off some of the bumps... It works ok . Have never tried candy melts. I have to do a wine bottle and barrel soon so think I will try that. Do you just melt them and brush them on? Should I do a few coats? Thanks a bunch !
post #68 of 78
Tried the melted cany melts once. I brushed them on and after that every time I touched the sculpture I wound up with my hands full of melted candy melts. Now I use candy clay as my first coating. I can get it perfectly smooth with just the heat from my hands, but without getting my hands all sticky and leaving candy traces on everything I touch.

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post #69 of 78
I've used rice krispie treats a lot since my original post. This is the way I do it, maybe others have a better way but it has worked for me. Measure the rice krispies out first, crunch them, and then add the marshmellow. I cover mine with buttercream or candy clay to smooth out the bumpy edges. Leave the fondant a little thicker than normal so it gives you a smoother finish. HTH. icon_smile.gif
post #70 of 78
Once you crush the rice krispies do you add less marshmallows? I have always just kind of crushed them as I mix the marshmallows in, but I think I want to try crushing them first.
post #71 of 78
Add the same amount of marshmallows as you would normally would. The first time I did it this way I measured them after crushing - big mistake. The RKT was way to dry.
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by Brontecakes View Post

For Aussies, be aware that here rice krispies are sold as Kellogs LCM's, and they are really easy to squish and mold/shape. icon_smile.gif

I am an aussie :-) When you say LCM, do you mean the small bars? If need a lot, the bars would be expensive to use. IS using rice bubbles according to a recipe to make kristpie treats the same thing? After seeing Cake Boss Buddy uses these on TV, I'd love to try it too.

post #73 of 78
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Originally Posted by aizuodangao View Post

I am an aussie :-) When you say LCM, do you mean the small bars? If need a lot, the bars would be expensive to use. IS using rice bubbles according to a recipe to make kristpie treats the same thing? After seeing Cake Boss Buddy uses these on TV, I'd love to try it too.

Aussie here as well - I have the same question. Would there be a recipe for combining Rice Bubbles with marshmallows? This may work out a lot cheaper.

post #74 of 78

To make my homemade rice crispy treats i melt 1/4 tbsp of butter with 10oz bag of marshmellows.. one jar of the marshmellow fluff is the same... once smoothed together.. i add 6cups of rice crispy treats a little at a time..  When making figures..i usually crush the treats first.  I work with it while its still a little warm coating my hands in butter or crisco.  I like to use butter though.

post #75 of 78

you can always just add more marshmellow

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