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post #16 of 58
Glad to share! I came up with the idea when I was doing my Chamber of Commerce cookies and the lettering had to be very precise. Hope it works out well for you! icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 58
I can't compete with Tracy icon_razz.gif ... so I take the easy way out and use these.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1001&aff=9X6GECBOFPB9
post #18 of 58
hi!
my writing is terrible! i use the tappit fondant/gumpaste cutters. i attached a photo of the "funky" alphabet that i used to make valentine's day cookies (and then i used luster dust to make the fondant shiny which the kids always love). these really work nicely and come in several styles/sizes.
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post #19 of 58
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Originally Posted by drakegore

... i use the tappit fondant/gumpaste cutters. ... these really work nicely and come in several styles/sizes.
diane


Beautiful cookies.

About using those cutters. How thin do you roll the F/GP? Where do you buy your cutters?
post #20 of 58
Okay, you two! Much better ideas than my hard way of doing it! icon_lol.gif

Honeydukes - Thanks so much for posting all of that! Those look like a great idea!! (and a time saver too! icon_biggrin.gif ) You are always such a wealth of information and great ideas! I consider you to be the Cookier Encyclopedia of Great Ideas. icon_lol.gif

Drakegore - LOVE those cookies! I have the same questions Honeydukes has! Thanks for your help and for sharing your wonderful idea!

(edited because I was up too late cookie-ing and typed too fast. icon_lol.gif Need to learn to use that Preview button!)
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post #21 of 58
Tracy! Good Morning icon_smile.gif All these ways are just adding to our "getting" better! I think one can NEVER learn too much!! Then just do what works best for us!! Even as "old" as I am!! icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 58
hello!

thank you!


http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1001&aff=9X6GECBOFPB9

there is a wonderful tutorial by tonedna1 on youtube for using these:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuxL2PqoVA&feature=channel_page

i also have found that in addition to putting a film of crisco on the board, using a very soft food only paintbrush to put a micro dusting of cornstarch in the cutters, helps the release and the letter to maintain its shape. letting them sit for 10-15 minutes or so before applying them is also very useful in helping maintain their shape.

when you get the cutters the enclosed instructions say to roll as thin as for flowers. i did this and the internal detail impressions of the cutters didn't reach the fondant. i ended up at about 1/16" to get really nice looking letters. only the "funky" set has the impressions. the script (which is half the size of the funky letters) has clean lines and you can go as thin as you like.

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post #23 of 58
WOW. Y'all are awesome. Just happens that I ordered the funky cutters yesterday !! Yeah.

Again, Thanks so much.
post #24 of 58
And good morning to you too, Gaye! icon_smile.gif

Drakegore - You are wonderful! icon_biggrin.gif You have given such great instructions which is so appreciated as I have never worked with fondant before. One last question, is there a fondant recipe you like or do you purchase yours? I find myself plowing through so much in supplies trying to get things 'right' and if you have a suggestion (as it obviously works so incredible well for you!), that would be most appreciated!
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post #25 of 58
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Tracy,
If I can return the favor of all the help you have given me, I would suggest making Michele Foster's Fondant (recipe on this site). When I started fondant, I used the marshmallow recipe, which is ok, (it's messy to make and can be unpredictable) but since I tried Michele's, I don't think I'll ever go back.
The taste is far superior and it's so much easier to work with! I added a little white chocolate to the last batch I made and the taste is wonderful! For some reason also, it seems to come out a 'whiter white' than the marshmallow version.
Love it.
post #26 of 58
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Honeydukes,
How thick do you make your icing for stenciling?
(I'm seeing an easy way out here for my monogram fear!!)
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post #27 of 58
Global Sugar Art carries a full line of Designer Stencils, and the Funky alphabet cutters:

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17424
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http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=22912
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Also here is a step by step video on stenciling onto cookies
http://www.cakecentral.com/article180.html

You can also use the technique of royal icing on a cookie by following this step by step video
http://www.cakecentral.com/article178.html

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post #28 of 58
hi tracylh,

thank you! i am a little nuts about making cookies (and now cakes too). icon_smile.gif

i know what you mean about supplies, lol. i am not much of a fondant person, so i don't have much experience in that area. i just use small bits for accents on my cookies when needed so i just use the wilton pre-made stuff (kinda yucky) and add a bit of extract to give it some flavor. if i can, i use chocolate modelling clay over fondant.

i need to learn more about fondant icon_smile.gif.

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post #29 of 58
Chilz822 - Thanks for the recipe and white chocolate idea! I would like to try this with the letters and my daughter is determined to start making figures for cupcakes out of fondant, so I needed a recipe ! icon_smile.gif

Drakegore - Cool! We always love someone else as nuts about cookies as we are! icon_lol.gif Welcome to our little world! Thanks for the idea about adding flavoring to fondant. I am actually in search of a chocolate modelling clay recipe to make horses for my niece, so that working with that will be a first for me.
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post #30 of 58
Oh I agree 100% about Michele Fosters fondant. The marshmallow one is a PIA. icon_smile.gif If you have a KA mixer, you'll love Micheles.
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