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I see lots of curly letters made of Fondant that looks almost flat.. what are you using to create them?? A cutter? (like Silhouette) or cookie cutters? 

post #2 of 10

Are you maybe talking about the Funky Letter tappits? Like in this photo? If so, that is what I used for this cake.

I had so much fun doing this bright and colorful birthday cake. All the accents are made from MMF. I love the lollipops and "wrapped candy". The base of each cake is MMF gumdrops and the wrapped candy.

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YES! Thanks.. 

post #4 of 10

Wow.....that cake had a big pop of color, very creative. Your lettering really stands out.

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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post

Wow.....that cake had a big pop of color, very creative. Your lettering really stands out.

MBalaska,

 

Thank you!  I love the bright colors from the Americolor Electric line. That cake was such a fun cake.  My favorite are the lollipops that I made with MMF.

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Originally Posted by kathyolvera View Post

YES! Thanks.. 

Beware, they are aggravating to work with.  I practiced twice, I am so glad I didn't wait until I was decorating the cake.

 

Not something I look forward to doing again.  I will, but at least I am more prepared.

post #7 of 10

Somewhere I read a post to smack the tapit on the edge of knife or other surface - instead of snapping the tapit onto the table. Amazing how much better the letters fell out!!  I roll out my fondant/gumpaste/modeling chocolate, etc.  really thin too - sometimes too thin & don't get the details. Dusting your material with cornstarch is very helpful too.

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Originally Posted by Dee16 View Post

Somewhere I read a post to smack the tapit on the edge of knife or other surface - instead of snapping the tapit onto the table. Amazing how much better the letters fell out!!  I roll out my fondant/gumpaste/modeling chocolate, etc.  really thin too - sometimes too thin & don't get the details. Dusting your material with cornstarch is very helpful too.

That is interesting about snapping it on a knife or other surface. I wonder what makes it work better?  I did have better luck with spraying cooking spray on my tappits, but it was still aggravating.  I used the corn starch and powdered sugar the first time and that wasn't much better.  Plus the fact that my letters were coated with a powdery substance, that wasn't easy to wipe off.

post #9 of 10
Roll out the fondant fairly thin, then let it dry slightly before using it - about 5 minutes - and dust the cutters with a little bit of cornflour and tap off. They cut beautifully then.
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Originally Posted by samash View Post

Roll out the fondant fairly thin, then let it dry slightly before using it - about 5 minutes - and dust the cutters with a little bit of cornflour and tap off. They cut beautifully then.

Thanks!

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