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post #16 of 29
I don't see why you couldn't cover them in BC- probably at least two coats. I would spend more time with the carving off of the humps and bumbs so it is smooth. Otherwise shoudl work just fine.

Love to see pics when you are done!
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post #17 of 29
OMG! I about fell off the couch when I saw the Elmo shot. Rob, thank you so much for all of that information. Now I need something to sculpt!
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post #18 of 29
We use RKT in many of our sculpted cakes. I am not sure how to attach a picture (I am new to this), but if you go to our grooms cake gallery on our website and check out our deer cake, the head is made entirely out of RKt. Once you sculpt your RKT, simply paint it with melted chocolate, allow it to harden and then paint again, this will give a firm coat to your RKT and it will keep its shape better. You can then either paint it with a little piping gel to give your fondant something to stick to.

We purchase the 12" x12" sheets. You can also use the chocolate as "glue" to stick pieces of RKT topgether. When we do make it we use the recipe on the box and just cook the MM and butter a little longer than normal and it will be firmer when it cools.
post #19 of 29
[quote="dxerebl"]THANK YOU Mamacitadedos for asking that question, and to every one else for their responses!! icon_biggrin.gif

I've been wondering the same thing myself. icon_wink.gif[/quote]

this is definately a great post I have never used it myself but very tempted too.
post #20 of 29
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WOW! Thanks so much for all the posts. Been having Electronics issues the last couple days and have been seriously deprived of my CC fixes. But for now it's all good, just in time for me to go buy my RK and get a trial steple done. Hubbs n the kids will have a nice snack by Sunday evening I'm sure. I may be back with more questions though icon_redface.gif
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post #21 of 29
Cookiesbymomme: I had no trouble clicking on your picture. Cute dog! Love the hearts in the eyes!

My question is the opposite of Pattycakesne: I would like to know if you HAVE to frost in bc before putting on the fondant! Would like to hear your experience both ways.
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post #22 of 29
So far I have used RKT twice... once for the new Jack Skellington head and once for a project that failed big time.

For the Jack head I made just melted marshmallows and RK.. no butter. Compacted them in bowls and let them set... they hardened up nicely. Covered in BC and fondant. The fondant wouldn't have stuck without BC... they dry hard and it's pretty smooth as in un-sticky.

For my failed project, I have no idea why but I made the RKT the same and they never completely hardened... even after 48 hours. One specific piece I needed to conform to a shape to look right... it was still flexible and fell apart. I covered some other pieces I made in BC, this time the fondant fell off without it being on (I had several small pieces I could cover so I tried it).

I'll definately use them again... I just wish I knew a sure fire way to make them harden. I guess you could make it a week before and let it dry.. but then what is the sense of saying the cake is edible if the RKT are like rocks? I'm going to try cooking the MM longer next time like suggested. I think I did that with Jack.

Anyway, that is my experience. I'm kind of a "jump in there and try it" type of guy, so I say GO FOR IT!! icon_biggrin.gif Good luck!
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post #23 of 29
I usually cover my RKT with two layers of fondant to get that smooth finish.
post #24 of 29
Ugh man.. 2 layers of fondant? I get frustrated just trying to get 1 layer on without hassles.

I think I would just roll my 1 layer double thick. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #25 of 29
For a church steeple I would suggest a styrofoam form rather than the molded RKTs. Like a previous poster said, the weight can ruin the cake - and styrofoam isn't as heavy and comes in many shapes and forms (and will probably cost you less than making/buying the RKTs).

Just remember to cover the styrofoam in BC before as well, so the fondant will stick to it.

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post #26 of 29
I am still waiting to try this
post #27 of 29
I have used RKT in many forms. If you really want them compacted grind up your RK before you mold, but they will be heavier this way. Another tip is to mix some chocolate into the RKT & it'll help hold them together. I've always put a thin to med layer of buttercream on before coating. I do smooth the bc w/ a Viva papertowel before fondant & never had a problem. I've also read to cover it w/ melted chocolate before fondant---it helps hold the RK together & I would also think you could use the heat of your hands to smooth it after it has set.
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post #28 of 29
I didnt' read through these so I don't know if someone has already said this. But can you cover the RKTs in like dipping chocolate? Maybe two coats to get it smooth? Just a thought because I don't like fondant and don't know if I can get the icing on there good enough.
post #29 of 29
thank you all I learned alot. I had made my own in the past and it was very sticky to work with. I am going to try the store bought. icon_lol.gif
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