As so many of you have asked me about this RKT I have decided to do this explanatory tutorial for you all.
RKT means rice krispy cereals and it is so light and easy to work with as it molds easily and once dry never changes its shape.
Up to now I have been using "salam de biscuiti" for modeling a large animal and putting it on a cake. It works fine, it is just that it is too heavy. I saw the use of RKT on Cake boss and on other cake decorating shows I watch so one day I decided to give it a try.
So here comes the home made version of RKT.
Tastes really good too!
300 gr of marshmallows (bought from Lidl)
300 gr of rice cereals (bought from Kaufland)
melt the marshmallows in a large pot
keep stirring until it is all melted. Do not worry about caramelizing a little bit, it does not harm your composition.
Add the 200 gr bag of rice cereals and mix with the spoon.
Then, in a large bowl put the 100 gr bag of rice cereals and put the marshmallow mixture over it and start incorporating it all with your hands. I put a little butter on my hands so it does not stick to my hands. Not much though!
Leave it for 5 minutes to chill and than give it the shape that you want.
I made a round shape that I used as a bear's head afterward. You need to leave your RKT harden for several hours before using it. It will harden rapidly but it is best to leave it as much as you can. From one day to the next it will be as hard as a rock but light as a feather:))
If you do not give it enough time, it might start to crack once you start adding fondant on it.
I hope this has been pretty explanatory and that it answers everyone's questions.
Happy caking everyone!