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post #76 of 188
ummmm....what are tappits? icon_redface.gif
post #77 of 188
I ususally use fondant with a bit of tylose mixed it (to make it more like gumpaste). Roll it out thinly. Let it sit for a few minutes to dry a bit. Sometimes I rub a little cornstarch on it for good measure.

Cut them out and if they stick I hold one end of the strip down on the counter and pull back on the other. Let go and it sort of slaps down and they usually fling out. Hopefully they dont fling off onto the floor (sometimes it happens) I think You are supposed to be able to "tap" them out, but I find I usually need a bit more. It is best to let them sit for a while before picking them up to not distort if you can.
post #78 of 188
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Originally Posted by indydebi

ummmm....what are tappits? icon_redface.gif



It is a letter cutter made by fmm for fondant/gumpaste to make lettering like this:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1181411
post #79 of 188
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Originally Posted by merissa

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Originally Posted by indydebi

ummmm....what are tappits? icon_redface.gif



It is a letter cutter made by fmm for fondant/gumpaste to make lettering like this:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1181411



OHHHHHHHHHH!!! THAT'S how you guys make those really cool letters!!

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post #80 of 188
Thanks for the tips on the tappits ... I have the JEM and FMM (the pink ones) and well, I hate the JEM ones more than anything and the pink ones, well, it broke when I was "tapping" them out!

I will try again, thanks for the tips Merissa!!!!!

So far that the JEM tappits is the only thing I really regret buying, they were so expensive and very hard to use!
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post #81 of 188
Thanks Merissa! I will try them again. Which tappit did you use for the Dora cake? It was adorable.
post #82 of 188
where can you buy good tappit?
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post #83 of 188
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Originally Posted by justfrosting

I will have some disagreements, but I have wasted tons on . I can never get it to look neat and shiny. I hate it.


You should try the PME Edible Lustre Spray from Global Sugar Art. I used the Pearl and it is fantastic!!! You would love it. It sprays on smooth, no spitting or sputtering and it looks beautiful!!
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post #84 of 188
thanks for the tip on the PME luster spray! i have to prepare a proposal for a wedding cake and the colours are gold & white.

I was thinking that i would cover a cake with some fondant that was coloured with Americolor's gold and then apply the luster spray for added sheen!

has anyone ever used Americolor's gold?
post #85 of 188
I have to ditto the Large Wilton leveler. What a disappointment.

Also, I'm happy now that I never brought the tilting leveler OR the fondant mat.

Their tips are great.... most other stuff I'm not happy with. (I thought it was ME at first...) glad to know it's not. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #86 of 188
I see everyone talking about the wilton fondant mat...If you need a small mat for making flowers, cutting strips for bows, or anything smaller than cake size, Walmart sells a 2 pack of red silicone mats for around $8. One is 9x13 and the other is smaller. They're intended to use as a pan liner while baking, but I never have. There are ridges on one side of the red mats, but I use the other side, with the inches marked on the edges, and the ridges have never shown up in my bows or flowers.
post #87 of 188
[quote="KathysCC"]Wilton just came out with a new line of baking supplies. I found them on display at Michaels in yellow packaging.

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It was from this new line that I purchased the Wilton cake lifter. THAT truly has been grand. Only about $10.00, and it really actually works! One thing that I like about it is that the handle to the metal board is tilted so it works really well to put a torted layer on another.

But, this reminded me of one more Wilton thing I cannot stand (not including the ribbon cutter, which I agree 100% about) -- the fondant letter shapes. They are flimsy and the letters that have holes in them are so poorly put together that the letters come out looking uneven whether you have done it right or not! When will I ever learn -- Wilton stands for

Wasted
Items
Left
To
Oxydize
Nightly

Okay, so this isn't the best acrynym, but I'll keep working on it -- regardless -- Wilton is TERRIBLE!
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post #88 of 188
hmmm...mostly just lots of little things (um, junk)...

wilton pattern press set

wilton doll picks (huh?!?!?!?)

wilton ribbon cutter/embosser

pasta machine to roll out fondant

...yet to use my airbrush....

wilton cupcake stand

wilton mini egg and wondermold pans



i will be cleaning out my cake cabinets and listing lots of this clutter on ebay this week!
post #89 of 188
Wow! Let us know when you do-- I am starting out and do not hate Wilton products so much yet!
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post #90 of 188
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Originally Posted by sonoma9


But, this reminded me of one more Wilton thing I cannot stand (not including the ribbon cutter, which I agree 100% about) -- the fondant letter shapes. They are flimsy and the letters that have holes in them are so poorly put together that the letters come out looking uneven whether you have done it right or not!



Have you seen the Makins letter shapes? I was just looking at them at Hobby Lobby and they have a really pleasing shape to them, compared to the Wilton ones. (and Hobby Lobby has 40% off any one item for their printable coupon this week) I've noticed that a lot of the things in the clay aisle will work for fondant too.
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