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Well, maybe not a cake--more like a hot pink puffed rice cookie...Anyway, here's a nice way to make a mould for any pourable confection that doesn't require baking.
If you have a computer file, print it out. If you want to draw freehand, do it. I wanted to use the MAKE Magazine logo to celebrate our ...
Using the letters (or images) you've drawn as a footprint, make walls to support the material you're pouring in (in my case, rice crispy treat batter). I used ...
Butter (or margarine) probably works best as it won't soak through the cardboard. This keeps the rice crispy treat batter from sticking and makes removing the mould easy.
Make sure to calculate how much you will need to fill the letters--you will need more than you think. I assumed that doubling the standard recipe would be ...
Since the MAKE logo is red, I decided to add some food coloring. Actually, make that a lot. Add until the desired color is reached.
Stir until well mixed.
In this case, the batter is pretty stiff, so you have to really pick it up with your hands and press into the shape. Be careful, as melted ...
It probably only takes an hour or so, but I left mine overnight. When the cookie is cool and doesn't yield to the touch, it's ready to be ...
Carefully peel the carboard mold away from the shape within. The shape should be stiff enough to just pick up and put on a platter. (Or the table.)
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