I just ordered FMM Alphabet cutters and I am wondering if I can use them to cut out of chocolate. Has anyone ever tried this? I am doing a cake with chocolate covered strawberries and I would love to have the writing in chocolate rather than icing.
I only have the wilton cutters. I know they wouildn't work. When I want chocolate writing I print a font I like on paper, cover with wax paper and pipe over it. I make several in case of breakage. When dry I peel off the waxpaper and place on the cake.
I don't think they would work on regular chocolate that has been set. Even if you have a very thin layer and try to cut the letters, I think it would crack.
Maybe you could try chocolate clay? I think you can find recipes for it on CC and I think you could roll it and use it with the cutters.
Thanks for the suggestions. I have never heard of chocolate clay, but chocolate and corn syrup ... it would have to taste okay. I'm going to give it a shot.
I haven't tried them on chocolate clay, but I think it would work just fine. I will be interested to know how you get on, I love the FMM tappitts.
I use the Wilton alphabet cutters on chocolate clay all the time, they work fine. It does help if you roll out the clay smooth and let it sit for just a minute or two to cool off and firm up before you cut it.
If the letter sticks in the cutter just tap the top of the cutter and it will fall out.
Also let the letters sit for a while and firm up even more before you try to move them with a spatula.
Chocolate clay tastes very good, but keep in mind that when it warms up from handling it gets droopy and sticky and hard to work with, it also shows fingerprints easily.
If you want to use plain chocolate I would suggest a plastic mold or the piping method described by Granpam.
I have successfully used them with chocolate clay - just roll it thin ( I used my pasta roller) and have a straight pin handy to help tease the letters out if they want to stick. Try to keep the working area cool.