I am trying to make a rock on hand, you know with the two fingers up....I made it out of RKT and now I am wondering what would make it more sturdy to cover with fondant,,,,butter cream or ganach??? Or any other suggestions? Thanks
good question...dont have an answer...heres a bump
Of the 2 choices given: ganache
My personal choices:
2.melted candy melts
Thanks Blakescakes, I just went to the kitchen and made ganache and covered it....looks good so far.
adding to BlakesCakes suggestions:
1) Roll thicker fondant
2) Put 2 layers of fondant
3) Use RI
also some folks crush their RKT before making it (either crushing by hand, rolling pin, food processor) to help avoid bumps
I would try chocolate clay for covering that. You could mold it and smooth it really easy that way. (and you can put it on as thick as you wanted to)
Post a pic of what it looks like with the ganache!
other side...I didnt even finish it, I was so disgusted with this
looks like Yoda from Star Wars, maybe I should paint it green lol
I've heard from everyone to cover it in chocolate or chocolate clay.
I just beat the &%$! out of it until it's smooth & pretend it's cake and cover like normal.
I think the fingers are too far out.
It does look yoda-ish.
Yoda is rockin hahaha
Back to the drawing board on this I guess. Is modeling chocolate a bugger to work with?
From what I understand it's just like clay.
It's also how Duff did his Fist of Rock.
Its like part chocolate and part corn syrup?
I did,nt throw it out yet , I may paint it green and see if it really looks like yoda
ok now I threw it out lol
sorry to add on to your post... but how did you get the fingers to stay up in the first place? I'm trying to make a tree.... it's only about 7inches high and gravity loves pulling my branches down and off the tree. I tried toothpicks inside to hold them up but the RKT just slides right down the picks reveling them. Could it be a humidity thing? or is there just something i'm missing?
any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
I used a wooden skeewers to keep them in place....also next time I am gonna try modeling chcocolate, and or grind the rkt up prior to mixing with mm...I am sure not the expert here haha.....mine went into the trash.however the fingers stayed put
It's not bad for a first attempt. Don't give up ... the only way to improve is to practice.
Yoda ... with a studded dog collar!
My nephew would love this!
Modeling chocolate is super easy to work with. Give it a try, it will really help. There's a few recipes on here. Some people call it candy clay.
I love your Yoda.
lol.........I will have to try the modeling chocolate.....I should have sprayed it green before I threw it out haha
Just for future attempts... I recently used RKT for the first time for my Jack Skellington head... just buttercreamed (like you would crumb coat a cake) and slapped the fondant on. Worked like a charm.
The best part about the RKT is you can add and take away and press and crush and mold until it comes out like you want.
And the great thing about fondant on something like that is if you get it on and dont like the shape, you can rip it off and continue on with the RKT. Just re-do the fondant when you're happy
Aside from that I have 2 comments.. I think it actually looks darn good AND I applaud you for trying ganache... I still have not ventured into that realm! Maybe I should give it a shot?
The ganache was actually easy.....I just stink as sculpting I think.....but I tried lol