Why Aren't My Rkt Getting Firm?

Decorating By kkmcmahan Updated 25 Apr 2013 , 9:41am by kkmcmahan

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kkmcmahan Posted 24 Apr 2013 , 6:41pm
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I am using store bought rkt as I am only making a whale tail.  I squeezed them as much as I could and have let them set for several hours.  I even put them in the freezer for about a half hour but they are still too soft.  Will they stiffen up if let to sit overnight?  I was going to put bc on them before fondant but now I'm thinking I should try candy melts.  Is there a trick to getting them to harden up?

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sixinarow Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 4:10am
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Hmm...is it a generic brand? I've never had that problem with the name brand, they usually get hard after I squeeze them. If they've been sitting out for several hours already, they may not harden up much more -- they have so many additives/preservatives in them to keep them soft on the shelves that it just might not happen!

Sorry, that stinks when something you used before doesn't work out as planned!

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kkmcmahan Posted 25 Apr 2013 , 9:41am
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Thank you for your reply.  I am using a name brand.  I've tried these before as well as making my own and I always get the same results, too soft.  Since it is small I may try putting it back in the freezer for a bit and then covering in chocolate to see if that doesn't hold up.

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