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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I lurve Tappits! Roll our fondant very thin (using a pasta roller if you have one and go to at least setting 6 and better yet, setting 8.) Let the fondant sit on the counter to dry out 10 minutes. Then press an TAP IT with authority. The letters will pop out.

The secret is thin, and I mean really thin, dry and authority.

No cornstarch at all.

Exactly what leah_s said and you'll have great success.
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post #17 of 21
Thank you leah_s for your help.
post #18 of 21
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Got part of my tappits yesterday. I ordered (from one amazon seller) the upper case funky and the lowercase script (ordered the opposite from a different seller - oh, the lengths I go to save money!). Unfortunately, they shipped the lowercase in block font instead of script. Upon examining the size (they are very tiny) I was convinced I would never be able to get them to work. But, much to delight, I followed the instructions given in the previous post to a T (except I didn't use a pasta roller - something to now add to my wish list) and they worked perfectly!!! I love them so much I decided to order (from the second seller) the upper case block and the lower case script. So excited that soon I will have 3 complete sets! This is the most I have spent on gadgets in a while, but I thin the cake I have to do next weekend will turn out much prettier using these!
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post #19 of 21

Are there any cutters that are bigger than the Tappits? They are only about an inch or so tall and I would like something a little bigger. I see a lot of Funky font letters on cakes but they seem much bigger than my Funky Tappits letters.  Anyone? 

post #20 of 21

Particularly these letters....

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/216946907020851907/

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/216946907020162162/

 

How are they making these?

post #21 of 21

A tip I use - after many frustrations - for cutting out things I've printed off the computer to use as templates is to wipe a thin coat of shortening all over the back side of the paper cut-out and then place that onto the fondant....no slipping!! The stencil stays stuck to the fondant and doesn't move around while I'm cutting around it with my xacto....then when finished cutting it just peels right off! And yes, a sharp, new blade is best!

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