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Rice Krispies


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Dear fellow Egulleters!

I am making a cake in the shape of an opera house, and decided to carve the facade out of a huge Rice Krispie treat to attach it to the cake afterwards.

This is the first time I use Rice Krispies in cake decorating, because the client is on a budget - I normally carve the cake itself.

I wonder - should I "crumb-coat" the Rice Krispy facade element with buttercream before covering it in gum paste? I am looking for a smooth look on the gum paste, and am afraid that if I don't cover the Rice Krispies, the little bumps will show. On the other hand - maybe the buttercream is not the right choice... :hmmm:

I did "shave" the structure down with a knife to make it as smooth as possible.

I know some of you are expert cake decorators. Any tips?

Thanks so much!

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Dear fellow Egulleters!

I am making a cake in the shape of an opera house, and decided to carve the facade out of a huge Rice Krispie treat to attach it to the cake afterwards.

This is the first time I use Rice Krispies in cake decorating, because the client is on a budget - I normally carve the cake itself.

I wonder - should I "crumb-coat" the Rice Krispy facade element with buttercream before covering it in gum paste?  I am looking for a smooth look on the gum paste, and am afraid that if I don't cover the Rice Krispies, the little bumps will show.  On the other hand - maybe the buttercream is not the right choice...  :hmmm:

I did "shave" the structure down with a knife to make it as smooth as possible. 

I know some of you are expert cake decorators.  Any tips?

Thanks so much!

Maybe a thin layer of chocolate to even out the surface?

B. Keith Ryder

BCakes by BKeith

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