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Rice Krispie Treat (RKT) Skulls – Part 2: Pimp My RKT!

Monday October 1 2012

HI again!  If you’re reading this, I’m hoping that you’ve read up on the first part of “RKT Skulling.”  If not, please refer to my previous post on how to create the base Rice Krispie Treat skull.

I’m afraid I wasn’t able to take too many pictures during this part of the process, but hopefully my text + images below will be helpful to you as you embark on pimping out your RKT skull. LOL!  I decided on a sugar skull, as I really do love the idea of Día de los Muertos & remembering the dearly departed.

So, you start with fondant, or I guess it’s also called sugarpaste. This was some leftover Renshaw Regalice Fondant/Sugarpaste in lilac (250g), which I originally wanted to colour a dark blue. But as I started kneading in the Ice Blue Sugarflair gel paste, I kinda started diggin’ this funky pattern it created, so I decided to stop mixing in the colour & left it as-is…

You’ll see I left the fondant quite thick: about 3-4 mm, just to ensure it was thick enough to cover any lumps & bumps on the RKT skull.

Cover the RKT skull as you would any other cake. You won’t need any frosting or ganache for the fondant to stick onto the RKT.  Carefully mould the fondant around your skull, making sure you press along the eye sockets, nose, cheekbones, teeth, and beneath the chin.  Tuck the rest of the fondant underneath the skull.

You can use any point colours you wish, mixing up food colour with alcohol, but I wanted to try painting in white. You can see the instructions right on the packet of this ClassiKool Magic Ice White.  I would say start with 1/2 a teaspoon of the Magic Ice White + 5 drops of the rejuvenator spirit. I also sprinkled in a pinch of silver lustre dust for some depth.

This is one of my medium-tipped paint brushes: a no. 5 from the Little Venice Company brush set, which didn’t work too badly. I think I’d use a slightly thinner one next time.

For the pattern/design, I was inspired by a sugar skull scarf print (just acquired from Accessorize at Munich Airport- yay!) but there are some amazing sugar skulls out there to be awed and inspired by!

Paint to your heart’s content… You can even add embellishments like silver ball/dragees; just affix them with royal icing. But I decided the blue and white looked quite cool in the end, without any extra bling.  So that’s mine… Now happy skull-pimping to you!!

 

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