Need To Cut 3X3 Square..any Suggestions??

Decorating By ranbel Updated 28 Mar 2008 , 6:39pm by Doug

ranbel Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:00am
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Hi
I have to make baby blocks (out of fondant) for a cake and need to cut perfect 3x3 inch squares....Any suggestion on how to do that or or is there such a thing as a cookie cutter for that???

Thanks

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Doug Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:04am
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cut a 3x3 square out of masonite or other very stiff material.

lay on cake and use sharp knife to cut around the pattern.


and a source for square cookie cutter (which will be hard to use well on a 2" thick layer!)

http://www.kitchengifts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SQUA&Category_Code=miscellaneous

ranbel Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 11:44am
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Thanks Doug, but I think you miss understood me or maybe I wasn't very clear.

I am making the blocks out of fondant. They will be hollow for the pillars to go thru for a tierd baby shower cake. It it a design out of one of the wilton yearbooks.

Any other suggestions out there?

Thanks

Doug Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by ranbel

Thanks Doug, but I think you miss understood me or maybe I wasn't very clear.

I am making the blocks out of fondant. They will be hollow for the pillars to go thru for a tierd baby shower cake. It it a design out of one of the wilton yearbooks.

Any other suggestions out there?

Thanks




well then, the 3x3 cookie cutter will work for cutting fondant squares.

which you will then have to let harden and then glue together like you do gingerbread to make a gingerbread house.

royal icing should hold the for sides together.

now, you could also cut a square to make a top and then use the pillar to cut the prefect size hole for it to fit through.

ranbel Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 1:20am
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Thanks Doug..

Next qeustion.. is there such a thing as a 3x3 cookie cutter??
Can't say that I have ever seen such a think

Thanks for your input.

smoore Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 1:31am
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I'd take a 3x5 card and cut it down to 3x3 and use that as a template ... roll the fondant, cut around the template and let the fondant dry. Then attach the sides/bottom/top of block together using royal icing. I don't know the picture you're talking about in the Wilton book, but if you need holes in the top/bottom of the block for the pillar to go through, you'll want to cut those out before they dry, too (of course).

Doug Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 1:34am
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click on the link in my first post in this thread....

and there ya be .. a 3x3 cookie cutter.

ranbel Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 6:22pm
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Thanks..
great idea about the index card

Doug, I should have checked that out to begin with... icon_lol.gif
I guess your paying for the copper, because that is a lot for next to nothing. But, you pay the price for what you want and need....

I tried to get my dh to get the guys in his sheetmetal dept to make me something, but I haven't seen it yet...

Maybe I'll search for it locally...I have 2 weeks before the cake is due..

wish me luck. thumbs_up.gif

Doug Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 6:39pm
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lowes/ home depot...

flashing...

make your own

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and yes, copper prices are through the roof!!!

did you read the story out of england where they found a pair of industrial size cable cutters fused to a large, main power supply line? seems some thief thought he could cut through a LIVE power cable and steal the copper!!

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