Should I "tort" Elmo???

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ShopGrl1128 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 3:19pm
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Hello CCers:

I will be making an Elmo cake for Saturday delivery and Iâm going to use the Wilton doll pan for the body.
Iâve read several threads on Elmo and using the doll pan with RKT head, arms a legs seems to be best way to construct it, Iâll be making RKT for the first time (Lord have mercy).

Along with Elmo I will make four 4âX4â baby blocks, soooo, my question is if you think it would be ok to torte the body portion, Iâve never used the doll pan so Iâm not sure if torting it (with orange BC) will compromise the stability of the cake.

What do you guys think?


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summernoelle Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 3:36pm
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I don't know, sounds scary to me! But here is a bump.

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stephaniescakenj Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 3:40pm
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I've used the doll pan twice and have never torted, it doesn't really need it (IMO) so I wouldn't risk it. sounds like a great cake, can't wait to see it!

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ThreeDGirlie Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 3:43pm
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Having made a half Elmo sitting on a cake, I would NOT torte. No way, no how.

For the RKT, If you want then to taste good, make the regular recipe. My Elmo head was kind of fall-aparty because even letting it sit out for a WEEK, it didn't really get hard. I just made a haunted house for my Halloween cake and I did the following which yielded a MUCH firmer (thought not as buttery yummy) end product...

6 C Rice Krispies
1 T butter
30 marchmallows (3/4 of what regular recipe calls for)

Before mixing them, I used my hands to crush up some of the Rice Krispies as well.

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ShopGrl1128 Posted 30 Oct 2008 , 4:17pm
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Thank you so much for your input...
I hope the head gets dry enough for Saturday!!!

I promise I will post pictures!
I know...I've been so lazy with my pics...coming soon!!!

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