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post #1 of 25
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hi i am a beginner and I need to make a fondant covered six" x 3" cake on top of that fondant i want to attach vertical fondant stripes all my attempts to cut straight strips of fondant by hand have failed i was wondering if the wilton fondant roler cutter works well or if there are any other methods i can try or use or any other products i could use that would make this easier and the stripes more uniform right now they are looking more like waves..... icon_redface.gif thanks in advance
post #2 of 25
I couldn't cut a straight line if my life depended on it. icon_lol.gif I have the Wilton Fondant Roller/Cutter because it came in one of the class kits and it has worked well for me. You can space the rollers as you wish and even cut wavy lines. It only cuts two or three strips at a time which can be time consuming, but I just cut long strips and then cut them again to the length I need. Good luck!
post #3 of 25
I bought the Wilton ribbon cutter and after two uses it broke, so to me it is not worth it. I made a pretty cake for my son's girlfriend, and this is what I did:
When I was picking the stripes they lost their " straightness" so I decided to roll the fondant with a little tylose and let it sit a while to dry like 15 min. after that time I pick it up and place it. the stripes still stretched but not as much. Next time I will let it dry a bit longer. HTH
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post #4 of 25
A plastic ruler, xacto knife and tylose will be your best friends when trying to make vertical stripes. Add the tylose to your fondant, let it sit for 15-20 mins, score it using the ruler to measure and cut with a sharp xacto knife. One thing you can do at the end of the stipe to keep it from "dragging" and "stretching" when you are cutting it is to rock down on the exacto knife at the end of each cut. HTH.
post #5 of 25
I had the same problem and went and bought the wilton roller. I've used it 100's of times now and it has never failed me. For $15 you can't go wrong if you aske me! Good Luck!
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by sweetviolet

I had the same problem and went and bought the wilton roller. I've used it 100's of times now and it has never failed me. For $15 you can't go wrong if you aske me! Good Luck!



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post #7 of 25
I have it too! I haven't used it yet but it's GOT to be easier and faster than trying to cut straight lines by hand!
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post #8 of 25
I have the Wilton roller, but I find it stays in the drawer while I use a stainless steel ruler and exacto knife. In the time it takes me to put the roller together, I've measured and cut. I do let the cut pieces rest a few minutes, and I also find that its better to roll up the cut strips and then roll them out onto the cake. It's easier to control the 'wavyness' that sometimes happens if you pick up a longer strip and try to apply it to the cake. That how I did the bars of my "birdcage":

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post #9 of 25
I have always found the simple things work the best for me. For example I used the bumpy side of a lego to make golfball impressions onto white fondant I had layed over sugar cookies for a golf event I once did. Maybe if you took a ruler and layed it on top of the rolled out fondant and used an exacto blade (love those things for cutting fondant) they cut very clean lines. Good luck with your stripes! Happy baking... icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 25
I have never tried the Wilton fondant cutter. I have always just rolled my fondant in a long strip about 6" wide and used a ruler to make a straight edge along the top and bottom. Doesn't really matter if those lines are straight, because the bottom can be fixed and the top will have another cake stacked on top. I always make 1" strips which is easy because that is the width of my ruler. I just lay the ruler, cut along side of it and repeat. No measuring involved! icon_lol.gif
post #11 of 25
I have this bookmarked for making your own ribbon cutter... it's on my "to do list" LoL!! I think someone on CC originally posted it a while ago:

http://cakes.keyartstudio.com/tutorials/item/83-diy-multi-blade-ribbon-strip-cutter.html

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post #12 of 25
I too have the Wilton strip roller but prefer a steel ruler and a pizza cutter instead. One thing that helps keep the strips from stretching is to cut them out on waxed paper then place the strips (still attached to the waxed paper) in the refrigerator to make them stiffer.
post #13 of 25
I am so glad you asked this question! I am new to cake decorating and forums so have never posted before. I had the same problem yesterday on one of my 'practice' cakes. There are some really helpful tips here so thank you. I have another question. How can I stop my sugarpaste from cracking and splitting when I put it on the cake?? I would be really grateful for any advice.
post #14 of 25
i use the fondant roller and it works great! time consuming, but does a good job.
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post #15 of 25
HappyCake10609 this idea is very good ingenuity is the mother of invention, very nice of her to post her idea and nice of you also to share it thanks thumbs_up.gif
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