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post #31 of 84
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Originally Posted by christeena

FrankandKathy,

I'm a VISUAL learner - is there any way you can post pics utilizing your instructions? I can read something a zillion times and just not get it - but let me SEE it and i can get it! Just a thought.



Ditto. I need to see it to understand it. It seems like it would be easier to smooth out too!
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post #32 of 84
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Originally Posted by christeena

FrankandKathy,

I'm a VISUAL learner - is there any way you can post pics utilizing your instructions? I can read something a zillion times and just not get it - but let me SEE it and i can get it! Just a thought.



Great idea christeena , I'm all for that!!!!...I'm really trying to visualize this and since I've never really seen one except threw the links posted here..I would really love to see one homemade so I can run to Michael's and get the supply's to make myself one too, what I really need to see is the board material she used, I have no idea what it is or looks like, so don't want to go to the framing department guessing....I love the fact someone came up with an alternate way to make these instead of having to pay all that money for an original one..I'm all for saving a buck, plus it will help lower the prices on the originals once they find out, the do it yourselfers can make them too icon_smile.gif

This tip is so awesome, cause I have naturally long finger nails, so that's a major issue that drives me crazy when transferring fondant to the cakes, plus the stretching and sometimes tarring too, just the stress in general of having to transfer the fondant is frustrating in itself Argggggg!

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post #33 of 84
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Originally Posted by travelingcakeplate

http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/misc/fond-lifter.htm



icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_biggrin.gif Thanks a lot for this link, since I've never used one I couldn't appreciate this great Idea, this link helped me a lot visualizing the fondant lifter and it is an awesome Idea!! Thanks a lot Frankandcathy!!

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post #34 of 84
One more reason for me to get that circle mat cutter from Michaels!!

I was going to get the mat cutter so I could cut my own cake circles and not have to stock a bunch of different sizes. Now I also need it to make a fondant lifter!

Can't wait til I've saved up the $$$!

Thanks for the tip! (and I'm also waiting to hear if using this technique leaves ridges in the fondant....)
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post #36 of 84
See page 1 of this thread. Travelingcakeplate has a link to Sugarcraft and it shows how to use the lifter. (I need visual too and it helped me understand.)

Also, to answer one of the questions and I hope this isn't confusing but I've come to the conclusion that when you roll out the fondant, the circumference of the circle lifter is supposed to be larger than your cake (I guess if cake is 8" use lifter with a 10" circle opening), therefore there shouldn't be any lines because that edge is trimmed off.

Can someone confirm?
post #37 of 84
Thanks frankandcathy....this method looks much easier and safer than transferring fondant with a dough roller. People sharing tips like this is one of the reasons CC is such an amazing site.

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post #38 of 84
This is so great!!! I have come so close to buying something really expensive to solve this problem.

I'm not sure how much I would use it for the smaller tiers but for the 14" or 16", I absolutely must have something to help me transfer the fondant or I stretch it out of shape.

Also would like to add you can make one for square tiers also!!
post #39 of 84
Ok, I haven't tried this, but it seems like a good idea. I have been thinking about it, and I doubt that it would leave ridges in the fondant if you put the rings back correctly. If you cut them very neatly with a sharp knife, then the cut would be very 'clean'. THere wouldn't be any space to form a ridge.
Thanks for this suggestion! I think I will try it on a cake this weekend.
post #40 of 84
OMG this is SUCH an awesome idea! I always use foam core as my cake boards just covered in contact paper! NEVER thought to use it for this (partically b/c I didn't know a lifter existed) I am SO going to get my dh to make this for me!
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post #41 of 84
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Originally Posted by sweetbaker

Also, to answer one of the questions and I hope this isn't confusing but I've come to the conclusion that when you roll out the fondant, the circumference of the circle lifter is supposed to be larger than your cake (I guess if cake is 8" use lifter with a 10" circle opening), therefore there shouldn't be any lines because that edge is trimmed off.

Can someone confirm?



If your cake is, let's say, 8"...you have to account for the sides of the cake, also....so a 10" opening will only give you an additional 1" of fondant for the sides....
If your cake is 8" across and 4 " high...the opening of the cirlce must be at least 8 + 4 + 4 = 16" plus an extra couple of inches to have it lay straight.
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Oops! Thanks adven.



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post #44 of 84
This is so great! Thanks for the information! I've been after DH to make me one of these - he was thinkiing sheet metal, but this is way more affordable (and probably easier to make)! thanks!!
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When I made my ring and rolled out the fondant there was no marking at all from the "lines" between the rings. And I rolled it rather thin.

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