Covering Rkt With Fondant...

Decorating By Starkie Updated 26 Jun 2009 , 4:00pm by annieluz

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Starkie Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 2:34pm
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Do I need to coat my RKT with anything before covering with MMF? Like BC or piping gel? I'm covering a tall, vertical surface, and I don't want my fondant to slide down.



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CanadianCakin Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 3:31pm
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I have never covered it with anything and it held nicely the stand up fish on my Fathers day cake was RKT covered in fondant and had 0 problems with it.
The only thing though is your fondant will be really bumpy and textured so if you are looking for a smooth finish I would make sure your fondant is thick or do a thin layer wet the top of that then do the final layer so you don't see the bumpiness.
There me be other ways to do this if there are I would really like to hear them! icon_wink.gif

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annieluz Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 5:18pm
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i would LOVE to know the answer to this question as well...


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tiggerjo Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 5:32pm
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I also need to know as I am going to try a lighthouse. When figures are made out of RKT, are they hand molded or carved?

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Starkie Posted 23 Jun 2009 , 5:42pm
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I am hand-molding the leg for the base of my cake now. I would think it would be easier than carving it. Don't make my mistake ~ wait until the RKT are completely cool before you start molding!!!

Still waiting on others to chime in about coating the RKT before covering with fondant!

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Peridot Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 1:35pm
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Do a search for RKT and Rice Krispie Treats and that will give you a lot of info. I covered my round RKT cake with BC and let it crust and then covered with fondant. Turned out great.

I know that some people melt chocolate (white or dark) and cover it - filling in all of the spaces and covering the bumps. Some people use ganache either white or chocolate with great success - this has to set overnight. Then there are those who do a very thin layer of fondant and let that set up and then apply a thicker layer. Be careful that you don't loose the shape of your leg (I am thinking that is what you are going to be doing as I have read your other post - cool idea). I certianly would cover it with a light layer of something or you are not going to have a smooth surface.

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Rylan Posted 24 Jun 2009 , 3:29pm
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Covering RKT with fondant may give you lumpy results. I usually put two layers of fondant. I'll place the 2nd layer right away -- that will help smoothen things out. Some people use BC over RKT and under fondant with great success.

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kakealicious Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 12:24am
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I've tried it both ways. The first time I used 2 layers of fondant. Then I tried covering the RKT with modeling chocolate (candy clay) and then I applied the fondant. It worked great and was really smooth. I've also seen this done on Food Network Challenge and Ace of Cakes. Good luck!

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2txmedics Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:49pm
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Ive never used this before and I have a beer mug cake to do tomm...I was going to make the handle out of RKT's...Ive read where others have done this...but my question is this...I want to cover it in b/c icing not fondant.

Im in Texas, wont the heat keep the RKT soft? and it start falling? I want to use it for the handle and the pouring effect. But I dont want the heat to melt down the design.

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jillycakes Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 2:58pm
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I am in the process of making a book that is standing up vertically. I covered my RKT w/ white chocolate ganache, using a hot knife to smooth the ganache, and let it set up for about 12 hours. The ganache covered the RKT bumps beautifully and gave me a nice smooth surface to cover w/ fondant. I misted the book lightly w/ water before applying the fondant.

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Starkie Posted 25 Jun 2009 , 3:21pm
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2txmedics, as long as you put the RKT in the fridge to set up, you will be fine. It will get pretty hard, and then you can ice it with BC. I ived my leg with BC, then smoothed it out, then put on the fondant. The leg looks awesome (except where my seam is ~ that was really tough!), and it hardly has any bumps in it. Hopefully, once I put the SugarVeil lace on it (for the fishnet hose) it will look even better!

Next time, I might try ganache and see how that works. As it is, my BC seeped out a little at the seams, and that makes things messy.

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kakedreamer1212 Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 12:40am
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I cover mine with the choc. candy clay. Because of the temp. of your hands, you can rub it till it's really smooth, then I apply a bit of piping gel (to help fondant stick) and then my fondant and have found this to work really well in smoothing out the lumps.

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Starkie Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 12:47am
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I covered my "leg" with BC and smoothed it out. Then I applied a thick (about 1/2") layer of fondant. The seam in the back was a pain, but hopefully I will hide it with the fishnet hose. Anyway, it came out pretty good, I think! And what woman's leg doesn't have a bit of cellulite, anyway???


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annieluz Posted 26 Jun 2009 , 4:00pm
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Looks great! and yea I can see the little bit of "cellulite" near the seam! LOL... and you hand carved it? awesome!

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