i just got my jem cutters, and im using the capital letters.
i used gumpaste. once dried i will color them gold.
my question is:
has anybody ever had trouble getting the gumpaste (or whatever you use) out of the cutter?
im having a HECK of a time.
i did notice that in the directions it says to use a jem cutter roller.
i didnt know about it so i didnt order it.
my letters dont look smooth and flat.
any tips from anyone who has used will be greatly appreciated!
I have the tappits which I think are the same? You have to have the fondant or gumpaste rolled very thin, and nice and dry...like roll it thin and then let it dry for 15 minutes or something before cutting. Then you can pretty much "tap" the letter out of the cutter. Use a pin to start it if you have to but I found letting the thinly rolled fondant (preferably with some tylose mixed in) or gumpaste dry a tad helps.
oh my - that makes more sense then what ive been doing.
ugh! because my gumpaste was so ... gummy!
i will have to remember that for next time.
im too tired now to re-do it tonight.
Aine2 (Lorraine) has a video on how to do this:
I hope that helps!
In addition to the suggestions above, I rub a little Crisco on the letter. Just a LITTLE. If you see the white of the Crisco, you have used too much. Doing it this way, my letters (or whatever I'm cutting) usually stays on the mat and I don't have to try to get them out of the cutters.