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post #1 of 13
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Sorry to ask, as I'm sure it's here somewhere, I've tried the search, but it keeps giving me error.
When sculpting something out of RKT is there a certain recipe to use for the treats or do you do the normal recipe on the box, and do I need to use Chocolate to cover it first or modeling chocolate, then fondant??
I've tried it a couple times for like a dog head, but it seems to fall apart.
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post #2 of 13
I don't really have a recipe but I use a little less butter and I crunch the rice krispie cereal a bit. Also, make sure it has really set up before you try to carve. Others have used the pre-made treats successfully which I'm going to try the next time.
post #3 of 13
I have used the ones from the store and they worked great icon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 13
You can use a little less butter and it will set up harder. And as someone else said, I also crunch the cereal up a bit before adding the marshmallows. I cover the rkt sculpture in candy melts after carving and it makes it very strong. The candy melts also help to make it nice and smooth before covering in fondant. Dampen slightly with a little water before covering with fondant to give it something to stick too.

I've also used store bought rkt and it worked well. But I only used it for a pair of dice, nothing too big or difficult.
post #5 of 13
I add white chocolate it makes the recipie firm and easy to work with. I make my recipe and refrigerate for a while than i press it and start to shape and let it set than i cover in modeling chocolate trying to smooth as much as possible and than apply fondant or an other layer of chocolate.
post #6 of 13
I make my own RKT, as others suggested - using a little less marshmallow and butter and severely crunched up cereal. I make a 6 cup of cereal batch at a time and freeze whatever I don't use in blocks. Then the next few times that I need RKT, I just pull them out of the freezer. This approach also keeps me from eating all my leftovers icon_smile.gif

I used store-bought ones once and they worked just great - a real time-saver when you just need a small amount.
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post #7 of 13
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THank you for all the help!! I appreciate it greatly!
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post #8 of 13
I use store bought rkt then cover with buttercream & fondant.
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post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by ycknits

I make my own RKT, as others suggested - using a little less marshmallow and butter and severely crunched up cereal. I make a 6 cup of cereal batch at a time and freeze whatever I don't use in blocks. Then the next few times that I need RKT, I just pull them out of the freezer. This approach also keeps me from eating all my leftovers icon_smile.gif

I used store-bought ones once and they worked just great - a real time-saver when you just need a small amount.



I love the tip about freezing the leftovers to have for next time...because I like to eat the extras too! thumbs_up.gif

I too use a little less marshmallow, but I don't add any butter because I think that helps them to harden better. I also crunch the cereal more than I normally would for treats.
post #10 of 13
I do crush them up some liked everyone else says, but I sure don't skimp on the marshmallows. The only difference I do is use vegetable oil instead of butter. I like to make mine a decent bit in advance, and with butter they tend to go stale a little faster. Some people use them to sculpt and never plan on them being eaten, but usually there are a lot of kids around snacking on my cakes and I like to make anything modeled where they can eat them too (and enjoy them!).
post #11 of 13
I use oil instead of butter. The butter is a waste of $ and can go stale.
post #12 of 13
I use oil instead of butter. The butter is a waste of $ and can go stale.
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by calicopurr

I use oil instead of butter. The butter is a waste of $ and can go stale.




This is a great idea! Do you use the same amount of oil as the amount of butter called for?
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