Rkt Won't Stick To Cake Structure

Decorating By rlm0806 Updated 4 Dec 2017 , 5:49pm by SandraSmiley

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rlm0806 Posted 4 Dec 2017 , 2:07pm
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I built a structure out of PVC pipes and wrapped it in foil, and was planning on building my RKT design around the pipes. Unfortunately no matter how much I tried, they stick more to my hands than they did on the structure.

I have read that I can use corn syrup or melted marshmallows on the pipes before trying to add the RKT. Which one works best, or do I have any other options. 

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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PattyT Posted 4 Dec 2017 , 2:42pm
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Here's a Cake Central Tutorial that might help you. 


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SandraSmiley Posted 4 Dec 2017 , 5:49pm
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Yes, RKT's can be a bitch to work with.  I use melted chocolate on my structure, squeeze the RKT's onto the structure as tightly as I can, then wrap as tightly as I can get it with cling wrap and let it set until it firms up.  If the piece is small enough, I put it in the refrigerator.  Once it has stabilized and the RKT's set, remove the cling wrap and proceed to carve or decorate.

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