OK, so I've never used rice krispie treats on a cake and decided to try. I'm in the middle of one as we speak. I have made a large mouth bass, but the RKT are too soft and it won't hold it's shape. Any ideas on what I could cover it with to harden it a little? Egg white wash? Meringue powder added to some kind of liquid? I admit that I did not think ahead, but I never ever gave a thought on how to fix it if it was too soft. I need to fix it like now...
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated??
When I mold large pieces out of RKT I add a little melted chocolate (white) to the mixture when I'm mixing the RKT. It gives a little extra strength to the finished piece.
i crush my rice cereal a little, and use less butter....
and more rice ceareal.
seems like your in the middle of things, so adding white choc would help like the other poster said good luck!
RKT's mixed with melted chocolate & allowed to set is the best way for me.
I put mine in a zip lock bag throw them in the microwave heat for a few seconds then mold the get pretty stiff
When I did mine (only tried once so far), after I molded it, I put it in the fridge to harden up for a little while, then I poured some melted chocolate (the melts) over the top and put it back in the fridge to harden some more. Then I frosted like normal. Although, mine was laying flat on the cake board, so I don't know if that would work if it needs to stand up.
When I made my pig's head, I had made RKT from scratch and found, it too, was not holding it's shape. I ended up wrapping it up in some saran wrap to keep it's shape until it cooled completely.
The last few times I've used RKT, I just bought ready made bars (the big ones) and molded out of that. They worked out just fine.
Try the saran/plastic wrap.