I recently bought a Tappits set and absolutely love it now that I have figured out how to use it flawlessly, which admit took a bit of practice. I was going to buy some other Tappit sets, but on GSA's website I saw Clikstix which have ejectors to remove the letters instead of tapping them out. Does anyone have any experience with them and if so which do you prefer? Do they work just as well?
Tappits or Clikstix?
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The Windsor Clikstix are two piece. the top piece makes an impression in the letter/number and then after you lift it up it helps pop it out. So it makes a kind of a 3-D letter.
Both kinds are cool. The blue numbers are Clikstix and the green letters & numbers are tappits.
Cake That: Here’s a nice youtube video by Lorraine McKay that shows how to make thin gumpaste letters with Clixstix without any ridges. Her letters are beautiful.
Here’s a good youtube video by Alan Tetreault of GlobalSugarArt that includes Tappits. His are also perfect.
Hope this helps the both of us
Here’s another youtube video where the lady cuts them upside down with a rolling pin.
A feature of the Clikstix is the back piece which has an imprinting embosser and ejector. There are so many different styles of stix. The embosser works similar to a plunger cutter. If you want the fondant/gumpaste embossed; cut, press, then eject. If you don't want the impression; cut, then eject.
The back piece comes off so it can be cleaned. Alan T's video says to use Mexican paste rather than Gumpaste, as it's less stretchy.
You all have convinced me to try it without the back. Never hurts to try something new.
Cakepro: I tried this today. It worked really well. Thanks for sharing your idea.
I can't take credit for it being my original idea, but am glad you were able to get those pesky things to work better. :)
they were also a breeze to wash & dry, without the backs.........little bonus!
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I was disappointed when I received them because of the ejectors! Once I read that they could be removed, I was so very happy!