Category: Cake Decorating
Type of item: Food
Style: Outdoorsy, Military, Casual, Funky
Cake, Icing, Fondant, Modeling chocolate/candy rounds, rice crispie treats
What was your inspiration?
This was a request made just for him! I made my first firearm out of rice crispie treats (too lazy to make from scratch this time) and modeling chocolate. After trying out different recipes for the modeling chocolate - I really liked this one. I have found several recipes on the modeling chocolate and the first one had me using 1/2 cup of light corn syrup to a pound of chocolate melting rounds, well with the recipe I found that the consistancy was just too...I dare say ..limp. The heat of my hand was melting it too quickly before I could get my shapes set to go in the fridge, not happy. So, I found another that said the same amount of chocolate/candy rounds but to use 1/3 cup...I did and this was better - HOWEVER, I still had a similar issue as before...SOOO this time I decided to wing it and start to fill my 1/3 cup up....but stopped just under my 1/4 cup mark...sounds weird but it really was in between the 1/8 mark and the 1/4 mark so, well...you pick what you like ;o) For me, this worked out well becuase I was able to melt the chocolate, add the syrup, put it into a sandwich bag, place in the fridge for about 20 minutes, and when I pulled it out, broke a piece off and started to work with it...it didn't take forever to get it pliable and yet when I was fairly set with my shapes, I could place them on the tray and standing up - they didn't need me to keep pushing them back up while I shaped the others - before I could get them into the fridge to set - YAY....I'm happy. Not much fuss so hope this helps you.
What are you most proud of?
I thought the overall gun wasn't too shabby looking for a rice crispie 1st try ;o)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
try not to eat all of your modeling chocolate as you go along ;o) just a thought ha ha