Doweling Rkt

Decorating By ljdills Updated 12 Apr 2014 , 1:45am by mattyeatscakes

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ljdills Posted 11 Apr 2014 , 11:06pm
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I am making a 3D Hello Kitty cake.  The head is RKT, I've not worked a lot with RKT and I am struggling with how to put a dowel in it without it breaking apart the RKT and / or coming all the way through out the top of the head.  Is there a trick I'm missing ?  I have coated the head in melted chocolate to keep it together and firm and I put melted chocolate on the dowel before inserting it, but it just comes straight through the top of the head.  Also, she wants no fondant or modeling chocolate on the cake so can I cover this RKT head with buttercream ?  So lost right now !  Help me please !

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mattyeatscakes Posted 12 Apr 2014 , 1:45am
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ASharpen your wooden dowell with a new sharpener and screw it in the RKT structure. If it's sharp enough it will go through the RKT no prob. I've it before for my olaf cake, the whole olaf is about 6 inches high and all RKT.

Also, once you cover the RKt with buttercream, you wi have to cover it witb thick fondant to achieve a smooth finish. I don't think just buttercream would work. I know some people cover their RKT with melted chocolate, haven't tried it yet though.

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