Is There An Easy Way To Make Gumpaste Letters?

Decorating By cakelady11215 Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 6:28am by cakelady11215

cakelady11215 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:29am
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I'm wondering if there's an easy way to make gumpaste letters. None of the cookie cutters I've seen are pretty, I'm looking for something script, and very flowey. There has to be a way to do it...if I print a pretty font...then what? Put over gumpaste and outline with a pin then cut with an exacto blade by hand? I have a feeling I would have a hard time making a clean edge, and it wouldn't be neat enough. HELP! Any suggestions???

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leah_s Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:43am
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Depending on the size you want, use Tappits.

jess85 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:45pm
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i agree, go with tappits, they wont drive you quite as crazy as tring to go the hand cut route.

snowshoe1 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:59pm
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Double ditto on tappits - the easiest way to go!

KHalstead Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:04pm
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I would love to get the tappits too!! But in the meantime the easiest way I've found is by rolling a snake out of the gumpaste and then rolling the ends to a slight point and just forming it into the the number on this cake

Shelly4481 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:27pm
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You can also buy big cookie cutters in shapes of letters and numbers.

cakelady11215 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:28am
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the tappits sound great, but when i researched them i couldn't find any that were as scripty and flowy as i wanted. KHalstead - i love your idea with the snake method, looks great on that cake!! thanks all icon_smile.gif

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