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asked January 20th 2013

Hulk hands

Hi all
I’ve been trying to make a hulk hand out of rice crispy treats as a lot of cakes what I ve looked at for this type of thing are made from these treats. I just ended up in a sticky mess with rice crispy’s everywhere. Gave up after what felt like an eternity.
Are there any tricks to using crispy treats or is it something I maybe doing wrong.
Any advice much appreciated

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Hi all
I’ve been trying to make a hulk hand out of rice crispy treats as a lot of cakes what I ve looked at for this type of thing are made from these treats. I just ended up in a sticky mess with rice crispy’s everywhere. Gave up after what felt like an eternity.
Are there any tricks to using crispy treats or is it something I maybe doing wrong.
Any advice much appreciated

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Hi Scarlet

Reducing the butter in the mix sometimes helps. I made a large model a while back and found, if I didn’t really compact the mixture, the krispies didn’t hold together very well and bits kept falling off. Like you I got into a sticky mess. Once I reduced the butter and put some weight behind the mix it worked a lot better. I also rubbed a bit of trex into my hands to manage the stickiness. It was my first time trying so I’ve learned a lesson. I hope this helps.

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Thanks. How much butter did you cut it down to, and proportion to rice crispies. I know I should nt give up so easy but feel a bit disappointed. I ll give it another go and see what happens!

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Hi Scarlet

I reduced the butter by half. I haven’t got the recipe to hand (no pun intended). The recipe said 30 gms of butter so I used 15 gm, but can’t remember how much RKs. Try half the amount, but it really is worth while if you can compact the Ks very tight. I think that’s half the battle with them. Don’t give up, my model was approx 2 feet tall, it a nightmare, turned out ok in the end even with my arthritic hands.