Introduction: Rice Krispies Sculpting: Day of the Dead Virgin Mary Bust
This yummy piece is sculpted from Rice Krispies treats. It is coated in white chocolate, and the details are made from gum paste. It is finished off with black icing color and cheesecloth.
Step 1: Pour Rice Krispies Cereal Into a Large Mixing Bowl
Step 2: Mix in Melted Marshmallows and Butter
Step 3: Put Mixture Into a Small Clay Pot
Step 4: Poke 3 Lollipop Sticks Into the Rice Krispies (Make a Triangular Shape)
Step 5: Form a Tube Shape With the Rice Krispies
Step 6: Stick in Two More Lollipop Sticks (Set the Sticks at Least a 1/2 in Apart)
Step 7: Form an Ellipsoid and a Wedge Shape With the Treats
Step 8: Wrap the Treats in Plastic Wrap and Set in the Fridge
Step 9: Attach the Wedge to the Ellipsoid With a Lollipop Stick
Step 10: Use a Second Stick to Prop the Shapes on a Foam Block (Wrap the Block in Plastic Wrap)
Step 11: Add More Rice Krispies Treats to Form a Skull Shape
Step 12: Wrap the Skull in Plastic Wrap to Help With Sculpting (Add More Rice Krispies As Needed)
Step 13: Allow the Skull to Set in the Fridge, Then Coat the Skull With Melted White Chocolate
Step 14: Allow the Chocolate to Harden in the Fridge, Then Add Detail to the Skull With Gum Paste
Step 15: Allow the Skull to Set in the Fridge, Then Paint Details Onto the Skull With Black Icing Color (set the Skull in the Fridge When Done)
Step 16: Use Rice Krispies Treats to Form the Bust
Step 17: Wrap the Treats in Plastic Wrap to Help With Sculpting, Then Place the Bust in the Fridge to Set the Shape
Step 18: Coat the Bust in Melted White Chocolate, Then Allow the Bust to Set in the Fridge
Step 19: Use Gum Past to Add Details to the Bust
Step 20: Carefully Place the Skull Onto the Bust
Step 21: Gather Cheesecloth and Wrap Around the Bust
Step 22: Fold a Sheet of Cheesecloth in Half and Use As a Veil for the Bust
Step 23: Et Voilà!
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