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post #1 of 33
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Where can I purchase the letter cutters that are whimsy looking? I love them and don't know where to get them. Thanks for any help!!
post #2 of 33
I have seen them in store - But u can buy them online at:
Flourconfections
Goldas Kitchen
post #3 of 33
Global Sugar Art carries them.

Search for FMM Funky Letter cutters

They come in Upper & Lower case as 2 separate sets.

FMM also makes a more block/traditional style letter cutter set.

Kristy
post #4 of 33
^ what I was going to say.

Google 'FMM Funky Alphabet'. They're quite large though, so not ideal if you have a lot of text on the cake. I like the Jem alphabet cutters too...they're not quite what I'd call 'funky', but still fairly casual:

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post #5 of 33
coral where did you get your JEM cutters? I hate my tappits with a passion but find the regular alphabet cutters I have boring - plus they only have capitals. That set is perfect!
post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by KTB4

coral where did you get your JEM cutters? I hate my tappits with a passion but find the regular alphabet cutters I have boring - plus they only have capitals. That set is perfect!


Why do you hate the tappits? I have not usd them yet, but have ordered them.
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post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by KTB4

coral where did you get your JEM cutters? I hate my tappits with a passion but find the regular alphabet cutters I have boring - plus they only have capitals. That set is perfect!


Why do you hate the tappits? I have not usd them yet, but have ordered them.



I love the look of the funky ones I have but cannot get them to work nicely for the life of me. I have managed to get a few useable letters out of them on occasion but it usually requires tons of cursing and extra work icon_razz.gif

I can't make them work like they do on the YOutube videos that's for sure!
post #8 of 33
I use funky tappits all the time. Success to using is gumpaste rolled out as thin as you can then use scriber for any parts you dont need sharp tap they come out. These will not work with fondant.
post #9 of 33
uhh.. I use my funky tappits with fondant fine
post #10 of 33
I love my funky tappits. I have used with just fondant and they work fine. Try letting the fondant "dry" for a few minutes after rolling out before using the cutters. Also plenty of powdered sugar! A simple tap and they almost always fall right out of the cutter. So easy. thumbs_up.gif
post #11 of 33
I had some issues with the tappits when I first started using them. I use fondant, but add a tiny bit of tylose to it. I have found if I roll the fondant very thin, and let it sit for a few minutes before using the cutters, they work great.
post #12 of 33
I had issues when I first started using tappits, but when you get the knack for them they are fantastic. The Jem cutters are the same - a bit tricky at first. I have used both with fondant (although most often I would mix gum tragacanth into it to make them dry a little stronger), and they worked fine.

The trick is to roll the fondant/gumpaste very thinly on parchment, and let it sit for a few minutes so the surface is not so sticky. I also dust with powdered sugar if needed. Then with the tappits I press the cutter and wriggle it so the fondant moves freely on the parchment and to make sure the cut is really clean, then give it a good whack on the bench to free the letter. (Personally I think a better name for 'tappits' would be 'whackits') Gently guide the letter back into shape with a dry paintbrush and leave to dry. The Jem cutters work best if I wriggle the cutter on the fondant, making sure the letter stays stuck to the parchment - so you want the parchment along with the fondant to move over your work surface (if that makes any sense?) The Jem letters need to stay on the parchment when you lift the cutter, because you can't whack the cutter to release the letter like you would with the tappits. After removing the dough from around the letter, you can then leave the letters to dry in place, or gently move them to your drying surface with a small offset spatula.
post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by nonilm

I love my funky tappits. I have used with just fondant and they work fine. Try letting the fondant "dry" for a few minutes after rolling out before using the cutters. Also plenty of powdered sugar! A simple tap and they almost always fall right out of the cutter. So easy. thumbs_up.gif



^what she said.
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post #14 of 33
Thanks for all the tips for my tappits (haha that sounds funny icon_biggrin.gif ) I'll not give up on them just yet then. I thought I'd tried getting the fondant thin enough and letting it dry but maybe not for long enough.

Next time I'll add some gum tex to the fondant and see what that does.
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by KTB4

coral where did you get your JEM cutters? I hate my tappits with a passion but find the regular alphabet cutters I have boring - plus they only have capitals. That set is perfect!



I don't remember where I got them in the end. I do remember them being not as readily available as the FMM cutters. I'm sure if you google & spend a little time hunting you'll be able to track them down. They're worth the effort - the JEM ones are a great size (capitals are 1.5cm tall), and I love that they include lower case and some symbols/punctuation in the set (I just wish they'd included numbers as well! - but I guess we can't have everything)
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