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Need suggestions - cutting precise width fondant strips

post #1 of 23
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Recently I have to cut a lot of fondant strips.

They are used as stripes on cakes and need to be really precise.

To cut multiple amounts of precise (same size) strips of fondant, what do you use?
Straight edge ruler?
Ateco multi wheel cutter?
Something else???
post #2 of 23
I use the older style Wilton wheel cutter, but it's a big pain sometimes. I've heard the new one is much better.
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post #3 of 23
I use a ruler and a pizza cutter.
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JEM strip cutters are great. They have at least five different widths. These will cut nice smooth edged strips.
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post #7 of 23
grandmomomof1, I've heard they're good but that they are only 7 inches long. What happens when you need to cut a ribbon of 10 inches in length for example? How do you do that?
post #8 of 23
I hope this is of help! icon_smile.gif

Always scroll down a link so that you get to the right info.

http://cakefixation.blogspot.com/

the next link might be useful if you have someone handy with tools and have it made for you, I tried but was unable to find the supplies I needed for it.

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

I just make my stripes as follow...I cut plastic strips of the width I need as templates and cut stripes with a pizza cutter with the templates. Following cakes were done like that...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2252488/allie-cake

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2062348/orange-birthday

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

grandmomomof1, I've heard they're good but that they are only 7 inches long. What happens when you need to cut a ribbon of 10 inches in length for example? How do you do that?



Just move the cutter to the right and continue cutting your strips.
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post #10 of 23
I use a pasta cutter , works like a pizza cutter only it has about five blades instead of one. Or you can use a pasta machine .
post #11 of 23
I use a ribbon cutter too. There is a tutorial on how I use it on my youtube channel if you want to take a look.

Minette
post #12 of 23
I use a ribbon cutter too. There is a tutorial on how I use it on my youtube channel if you want to take a look.

Minette
post #13 of 23
I have the wilton ribbon cutter. Not sure if it is the new or old one. I got it a year or 2 ago. It works ok. Not getting clean edges. Always have to go back and remove scrappy looking fondant edges
post #14 of 23
i recently purchased an adjustable dough cutter (made by ABC Valueline) at my local restaurant supply store:

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http://www.acemart.com/prod9202.html

i've only played with it once but i like it bunches. it's sharp, cuts smooth, and i didn't have to make it ... shrug, it was only 20 bucks and i have big plans for it. completely collapsed it can cut strips as narrow as 1 cm.

i have found that the more collapsed it is, the more careful you have to be about the placement of all the blades before locking it into place. it takes just a moment to even them all out so they're exactly the same distance apart, but it is a slight flaw.

i tried making gumpaste strips and also diamonds. worked well and was fun.
post #15 of 23
Metria.... I have been looking for the dough cutter for a long time, all the places I have been go for $80.00 and up, even in the restaurant supply store that I went to! icon_sad.gif

I will asked for the VALUELINE product, maybe I will be lucky next time.

Thank you.


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