Cleaning Up Edges Of Fondant Cut-Outs

Decorating By CreatedByMe Updated 21 Jul 2008 , 11:53am by CreatedByMe

CreatedByMe Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:11am
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When using a template to cut out fondant shapes (like when making shoes) my fondant edges are rough and not "finished" looking. Is there a trick to smoothing them out before you assemble the pieces together? I tried an exacto knife, pizza cutter, etc. Is it the fondant maybe? Any pointers would be VERY welcome!

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Texas_Rose Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 12:55am
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I use a clay tool to smooth the edges that need smoothed. I'm sure there's a specific name for it, but I don't know it. the one I use is the second tool from the top in the first picture.

alanahodgson Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 1:14am
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I've got a tool, too. It actually came with a set of rub off transfers for scrapbooking, but I use it more in working with fondant than anyother "cake decorating" tool. Its kind of shaped like this small cel pin:

One end is pointy like the cel pin. the other end looks like someone cut the end off at a sharp angle. That's the end I use that is indespensible to me.

CreatedByMe Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 11:53am
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Thanks! I'll try one of those.


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