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post #16 of 22

Not sure about the RKT...I know they say to eat homemade ones within 1-2 days of making them when they are most fresh.  Your fondant will be very hard 2 weeks out.  Maybe someone else can pipe in about freezing it...

 

If you get the sheet kind of ready-to-eat RKT that they sell at GFS and, I am sure, many other places...they should be good for a very very long time with the preservatives they put in them.  Just squash them together for a more firm RKT.

Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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Aah, cake. . .the 5th food group!!
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post #17 of 22
Thread Starter 
I've decided to go for the RKT truck as prep for cake truck. Worst case I will use it for first pastry and delay the cake truck fir second. I will see how it goes. Will def use cake if RKT truck. Fear too heavy.
If I can freeze it I will try.

Beesknees Noticed you used royal icing on truck. Any thoughts out there as to what might be easier for a beginner ... Royal icing or paint? I've sen both done.
post #18 of 22

Sorry it took me a while to get back to you. I made my tires a week in advance. They were not to eaten just decoration/support so I didn't care if the RKT got really hard and nasty. Just follow the standard RKT recipe, grease a large muffin tin or what you determine is the correct size for your tires and really pack the RKT in hard. Crush the rice krispies. Once they harden a bit cover them with icing and then fondant. I found a tutorial how to somewhere but I'm not sure where - I think it may have been a Cake Central member who did it. Try googling RKT monster truck tires or searching for it here.

post #19 of 22
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I did it! icon_biggrin.gif 2x even! with some cupcakes I'm happy with considering... not as hot as the ones I saw online here, but had problems w the pulled look. icon_biggrin.gif









In the end structure-wise, I put the Cake truck on 3 toy blocks. Saw this on a tutorial somewhere? It was mostly hidden under truck. Truck was on top of a cardboard covered in foil. Then I used kabob skewers? Or Chopsticks under the truck on top of cardboard w wheels each side. Cake truck wheels not as sturdy because too wide for my sticks. On RKT truck it all worked better (didn't even need the blocks) because the sticks were the entire width of cake. And the RKT wheels were nice and sturdy! icon_biggrin.gif

I did all the RKT work (cept for icing n fondantJ) in advance which helped w prep. Also made Icing in advance.

Thanks again to everyone for the advice and encouragement. We had a Bounce party and a Home party. He loved it all. At the home party, he had a moment and just sat looking at the cake and cupcakes. (While cousins played downstairs.) It was So worth it just to see him enjoying it all. And highest compliment .... he said ... "Great job mom. I knew you could do it. It looks JUST like the pictures!" icon_biggrin.gif

And I'm glad to be done now! icon_wink.gif
post #20 of 22
Aw wow! Well done you! Isn't it lovely when your kids think you're the best mam in the world! icon_smile.gif my little girl was the reason I started decorating cakes and I get the most pleasure out of making a cake for her. icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 22
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Thank you! Absolutely!  It's what lead me to this site. :)  And to think the first birthday cake I ever made for my 1st child - was the Healthy Cake recipe in the back of the What to Expect When You're Expecting book - It was bad (too healthy).  And not very pretty.  I did make a yummy backup cake w yellow Peeps on it.  Six years later, he's no longer eating his cake, but he enjoys looking at them - and having Special ones!  Thanks Cake Central.

post #22 of 22
Good job!
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