Getting Letters Out Of Patchwork Abc Cutter

Decorating By Karroticus Updated 23 Feb 2008 , 1:58pm by sirius

Karroticus Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 12:34pm
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Hi Everyone,
Just after some tips on how people get there letters out of the patchwork cutters and keep them look nice and neat!!! Mine always get stuck and lose there shape as i get them out.

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grama_j Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 12:41pm
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I usually just use the tip of a toothpick or a straight pin, and gently lift on corner, and it will just pop out...... NOT TO SAY I haven't lost a few here and there !!! icon_redface.gif

karapags Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 1:04pm
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I have the same problem. I would like to know that secret of the perfect letters too.


KHalstead Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 1:09pm
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I like to use the end of a lollipop stick or gumpaste tools are great that have a rounder edge (less likely to tear the fondant) just give it a couple gentle pokes around the edges and they usually fall out.

GrandmaG Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 1:24pm
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It is hard to do. It helps a little to dip in cornstarch before each time and then ease them out with a thin little knife or something like that.

sirius Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 1:58pm
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i find that it you roll out the fondant and let it dry a little first, when you cut the letters, they're firmer and don't lose their shape. it's then easy to use a pin to coax them out. hth

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