Cereal Treat Covering

Decorating By stello_creations Updated 24 Mar 2011 , 6:56pm by adamsgama

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stello_creations Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:21pm
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Well I am in the process of making my first cereal treat cake decoration. I will be making a model T car to put on top of my dads 81 st birthday cake. I am thinking about covering it in tinted modeling chocolate but don't know if I should be putting anything under the modeling chocolate. Can anyone help and guide me in the right direction? Or should I try fondant instead? If so should I cover the car in butter cream first?


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sugardugar Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:26pm
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I covered RKT with BC once and it went soggy and I had to start over again!

Now I cover RKT with candy melts/melted chocolate. This provides a beautiful smooth surface. After that dries I rub a little bit of shortening on it to give my fondant something to stick to.


(I don't use modelling chocolate so I can't comment on that)

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shannonBridges Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:32pm
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I have made decorations out of cereal treats and I have used buttercream underneath to help it stick. It sticks fine, and we are in a very dry climate so I have no worries about it going soggy. I found though that it is very difficult to get the decoration smooth. Some times I do it better than other. I think I am going to try the melted candy way. Good luck.

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Harmonycakes Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:36pm
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I have done quite a few cereal treat figures, and i can tell you that i just put fondant straight onto the treat. make sure you squish the outer cereal so that its not very bumpy, i first wrap it in a thin layer of fondant to make it smooth, then i wrap it in the layer im going to decorate with. I imagine the same concept would work for you. if you stuck a thin layer of fondant to make it smooth, and then used modelling chocolate it would probably work nicely. stay away from the buttercream... it ruins the cereal treat.

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adamsgama Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 6:56pm
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Two things. When I make the RKT, I always crush up the ceral at bit so that is a finer texture. Does not leave bumps under fondat. I always cover with Royal icing after the treats dry out a little.


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