Hello all! I need my cake to be a bit taller and ive never used rice crispy in a cake before - where is the best place to add my rice crispy layer? The bottom or at the top? Or in the middle?? Haha! Its going to be a hummingbird feeder carved cake, not a teired cake, so tall and kinda skinny - with dowels for support of course! Any advice is appreciated!
There really is no need to use Rice Krispy Treats, unless you just want to. If you use a nice, sturdy recipe, like the *Original* WASC, and proper doweling, all cake will hold up just fine. If you want to use RKT's, I suggest using them on the bottom part of the bird feeder. I would make it all cake with a central dowel running all the way through and anchored into the cake board. After two cake layers with appropriate dowels, add a cake board to separate the next two layers, etc. It will be easier to carve than using RKT's. Cover the whole thing with ganache after carving and it should be nice and sturdy to cover with fondant or not.
My issue is,, i dont have enough cake!! I want it to be taller and i dont want to make another batch of cake! Hahaha so the rice crispy will hold up on the bottom under all the cake? Its sturdy enough? Thank you!!!
I've never really tried it. I guess, if it is a concern, you could just as easily use it on the top. If you are going to drive a dowel through it, it will need to set up in the fridge for a while. When using it for sculptures, I wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and let it set up over night. In the fridge, over night would not be necessary.
If you have any styrofoam, you could also use it for the bottom part of your cake and it does carve pretty well and is very sturdy.
Here's my version of a bird feeder w/details of how it's made. It might help you: https://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2105011/birdfeeder
That is awesome, kakeladi! It looks real!
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