Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Modeling rice krispy treats
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Modeling rice krispy treats

post #1 of 53
Thread Starter 
Here is a Spongebob cake I finished yesterday - modeled after a DVD cover. I should have asked before I started it, but for those who have done this before, did you put a layer of buttercream between your rice krispy treats and fondant? It's okay that Spongebob isn't smooth, but the porthole should have been. I'm also anxious to find out whether the rice krispy treats stayed fresh enough under the fondant to eat.
LL
LL
post #2 of 53
Sorry - I can't answer your question but wanted to tell you the cake looks great!

Debbie
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
Hope your day is a piece of cake!
Reply
post #3 of 53
Sorry I can't help you with your questions, but, your cake is fantastic! I did a recent school emblem in rice krispies and the kids ate it up! So, I guess the krispies were okay.

Beth in KY
post #4 of 53
Your Sponge Bob is wonderful.

I've not worked with Rice Crispies, yet. So, I don't have an answer to the questions about smoothness. But, it certainly isn't a problem on that cake. He is SO cute.
post #5 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your comments. This was a fun cake and I hope to try the rice krispy thing again sometime.
post #6 of 53
Looks Great. I have never done a Rice Krispy cake and I have never done fondant so all I can suggest from reading other post is that they use the BC under fondant to get a smoother look. It cover up the airholes that might appear in the cake, so I guess it would cover the roughness of the Rice Krispy if you need it smooth.
Believe in yourself so that you can be the best.
Reply
Believe in yourself so that you can be the best.
Reply
post #7 of 53
I used RKT on my castle turrets and Redskins cake. I covered the RKT w/ BC first. It helped a bit, but you can see that the turrets are still bumpy. As far as freshness, I'm not sure. I made the turrets Sat. AM and I was surprised to hear that the kids at the party ate them the next day. They must've been ok.
post #8 of 53
It looks great!

I would have either used cake for the porthole...or iced the krispy treats with enough BC to make it smooth before covering in fondant.

However I'm sure nobody noticed anything wrong!
post #9 of 53
I've used rice krispies several time. No need to cover with BC. If you want a smooth finish you can do one of the following -
1. "sand" the shaped krispies with a serrated knife (the kind you use for torting cakes), very gently.
2. Double coat the krispies - use modeling chocolate or fondant and smooth them well, then use a second coat of fondant.
I find that REALY working those krispies to the desired shape (i.e - putting your weight into the thing icon_smile.gif) helps as well.

Your cake looks great! I'm sure the kids loved it.
post #10 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for your responses and advice. I look forward to trying this again using your suggestions.
post #11 of 53
When I did my castle cake. I used krispie for the ground(Base) I used BC under the fondant. But it was OK cause I wanted that bumpy ground look. Your Spongebob is AWESOME.
Do you love candles?? Do you wear makeup??
Visit my website to place orders and register to win free candles
www.yourconnection4.scent-team.com

Independent Distributer of Mia Bella's Candles
and COMING SOON Bella Beauty Line
Reply
Do you love candles?? Do you wear makeup??
Visit my website to place orders and register to win free candles
www.yourconnection4.scent-team.com

Independent Distributer of Mia Bella's Candles
and COMING SOON Bella Beauty Line
Reply
post #12 of 53
For those who have used RK treats - for a 3-D sculpted cake, that actually stands up (not on a flat cake) do you change the recipe at all to make it sturdier? When I watched Duff, during his Dino show - they had issues with it falling apart and I was wondering if I should use more mallow or less butter to make it stick and hold better. We are planning to make a Spiderman cake - standing up. Any feedback and advise would be appreciated.

Charlene
post #13 of 53
are you planning on making Spiderman out of just rice krispies?
I think it depends on the recipe you use (there are several), support and gravity issues, probably temp and humidity as well...
Tell us more about what you plan to do, that could help us help you icon_smile.gif.
post #14 of 53
Hello amazingcakes, thanks for the reply. We are actually planning to do just the spiderman hand (looks like "I love you" in sign language). Our HOPE is to do the entire hand (not the web) in RK. The hand will be placed onto top of a regular cake. I wish I could just find an "I love you" in sign language cake pan! icon_biggrin.gif

I have searched high and low for "sculpting" RK that would hold up and have not found the exact recipe for sculpting, just the traditional one. We do not live in a humid area AT ALL - we live in Las Vegas, NV. Outside temperature would be 50-60's when we will make it.

If we cannot do it with RK, our next shot is molding chocolate.

Any thoughts? thanks again.

Charlene
post #15 of 53
Ok, let me see if I got it right - you're making a "flat" (as opposed to standing) spiderman body, and you want the hand to kind of jump out of the cake?
I think it can be done. Not sure about the fingers, though, probably depends on the size.
I used the original recipe, and worked it into the shape, and then let it dry completely before going on with the decorating. You can make the hand in advance, maybe make two, just to be on the safe side.
Does this answer your question? I hope it help.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating › Modeling rice krispy treats