Originally Posted by rava
I find Tappits and Clikstix about the same in terms of ease of use, so I agree to focus on a lettering style you like.
Coral3: I have to ask, how on earth do you get the fondant/gp out of the JEM alphabet cutters? I love this lettering, too, but still have trouble getting the gp out. I let it dry for a few minutes, cut, then use a pin to pry it loose (but sometimes it distorts/ruins the shape).
The trick with the Jem ones is to avoid the letter sticking in the cutter to begin with, they are impossible to pry out without ruining them otherwise.
Roll out the fondant/gumpaste really thin, like you would for tappits, making sure the fondant sticks to your work surface. Let it sit for 5-10minutes. Dust the top surface with powdered sugar/cornstarch. Cut out the letters, wriggling the cutter just enough to get a clean cut, but not so much that the fondant separates from your work surface. Leave the letter where it is. Cut all the letters, then remove all the excess fondant from around them. You can then either carefully lift the letters with a knife/spatula to dry/use...or what I often do (when I've rolled & cut them on parchment paper) is leave them where they are, then carefully peel them off the parchment when they have had a day or two to dry thoroughly.