I have seen so much nice lettering here made of fondant. Nice skinny letters for happy birthday etc. I assume people use a cutter, but even if I found one. How do you not distorte the letters by the time you put on cake or board. I have hard time getting large cut outs up without stretching them or something. Most of these look really thin also.
I don't use fondant, I use either gumpaste or flower paste depending on the cutters. I put a coating of white fat (Crisco) on the cutters and I find that the letters stay on my worktop rather than in the cutter. I let them dry for a few minutes on my worktop before transfering them to an empty cake board to dry thoroughly before transferring to the cake or board. I always let them dry because I like to fiddle about with them on the cake/board before deciding their final positions.