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post #16 of 25
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Hey thanks for the ideas everyone! I used a fuller and exacto because that's what I had on hand but I think I might purchase that roller I looked at it and I think I would use the ribbon cutter thing too!
post #17 of 25
I'm also wondering if an Herb Roller Cutter might work to like this one:
http://compare.ebay.com/like/250831697191?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y

I used to have one for cutting herbs but didn't use it much and got rid of it. Now I wish I had it to at least try it on fondant. I'll keep an eye out for another one as they are not expensive. If some has one let us know how it works with fondant please!
post #18 of 25
I use a ruler and a pizza cutter. Easy peasy.
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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by HappyCake10609

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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I'm TOTALLY making that!! That rocks!! I hate the plastic wilton one because it doesn't cut clean...the plastic blades are not sharp enough...this is great!! Thanks SO much for sharing!
post #20 of 25
I went to the restaurant supply store and bought a pastry cutter (?). Not sure if that is what it is called. Anyway it has multiple blades that are adjustable to any width very quickly by loosening one little wing nut. (It works like an accordian). It is fast and easy to use. It only cost me $25. Haven't used my Wilton ribbon cutter since I got this.
post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

I use a ruler and a pizza cutter. Easy peasy.



I concurr!!! I roll out the fondant larger than I need, cut a straight edge, use a toothpick and ruler to make prick marks the width I need and then use the ruler and pizza cutter to zip zip zip through them all. If the edge gets wonky, scoot the ruler up to the edge and re-straigthen.
post #22 of 25
If you are planning on cutting alot of strips/stripes of fondant or gum-paste for different cakes then an option is to make cutting the strips faster is. 5 wheel dough cutter. You can adjust the width of the stripes I use it alot in the bakery when making croissants. It's a time saver i got mine on Amazon and paid$25 it
s not bad it's like having 5 pizza cutters all attached to each other. It's my favorite tool.
post #23 of 25

I have a question about adding tylose to make the strips easier to handle.  Would that not make them very nice to eat since they will be dry?  I would have thought cutting them on a small board and putting them in the freezer for a few minutes before putting them on the cake.  I have not tried this technique yet, but will this week, so advice is very welcome. 

 

I was thinking of buying this if this task is to slow.  I think it was mentioned in earlier posts; http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Ateco-7-Wheel-Stainless-Steel-Dough-Cutter-/200490343125?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eae27dad5

 

I have tried using the wilton tool but i do not like it since it does not give me a clean cut. 
 

post #24 of 25

I don't use tylose.  I have the ghetto Wilton roller and yes it sucks, but it actually cuts clean if you let your fondant dry for a half hour before you cut it.  You have to roll it thin and let it dry out, then it will cut better.

post #25 of 25

I had a chance to try putting the strips in the freezer for a few minutes.  I rolled my strips on the mat then used the wilton cutter (by pressing hard to get a clean cut) and then placed them on the cake with no distorting.  You need to work fast though because the strips warm up quickly. 

 

Here is a great web site that has the 5 wheel accordion cutter.  http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/5-wheel-accordion-cutter#1986#

 

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