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How do get a smooth edge cutting Fondant while on the cake?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
I did a two layer fondant, so I could cut out of windows and have white under the red. Using an Exacto Knive, it leaves rough edges, I tried to smooth them, very difficult while on a cake. I know I've seen nice cuts "Post-Cake" application. PIzza cutter wouldn't work in such a tiny application...
Thank you!
Cindy
post #2 of 5
Cindy, first, make sure you always use a brand new exacto blade. I have found that greasing it with shortening helps. Clean off the accumulated sugar as you go and reapply shortening. good luck!
post #3 of 5
Let the fondant rest on the cake for a few minutes -- especially if it was really warm and soft when it was applied. If it feels like it's dragging, stop cutting and wait a few more minutes.

Also, you can try not cutting all the way through on the first slice. Make several shallow cuts instead.
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PME Cutting Wheels
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thank you - I have another one to do tonight...Brand New Knife in hand. I will try the suggestions...and get a PME Wheel cutter..goodie one more toy to accumulate!

Cindy
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