I was excited to receive 2 sets of letter cutters from GSA, however, the first time I tried to use them the paste was stuck in the letter and I read the directions and they are very narrow, so I tried to use a knife to get them out, but then I ruined them, I gave up. Obviously I missed something instruction wise, if anyone could help clue me in that would be great.
Thanks so much,
Sometimes I will dip the cutter into powdered sugar before each time cutting. You can also use cornstarch.
Rub shortening on your work surface which will help the gumpaste stick to the surface and not to the cutter (learned that trick from Nic Lodge). Also rub the shortening that is left on your finger over the cutter which will help the gumpaste to release. HTH
There are two excellent videos on YouTube - check out
Both are CC members
I dust mine with corn starch. Often turning the cutter over and providing a hard tap against the table surface is all that is needed to release it.
I almost gave up on my tappit cutters because I could not get them to work....but decided to watch tonedna's YouTube....now I LOVE THEM! 100% gumpaste and a little shortening on your surface are key! Good luck!
Thanks so much, yeah, mine was stuck in the cutter, I watched the videos and they were so helpful. Thanks everyone so much.
If you let the cutters rest until the GP dries a little, they come out easier.
Yes, a bit dry is sooooo much better. I really think they should be called slammits instead of tappits
First time I used them that happened to me to, but i got some excellent advice on here. Roll your fondant/ gp really thin and let dry about 20 min. Then use cutters. To get the letters out, just whack on the counter.
Thanks so much, I will be trying them again soon. I was so excited and then so dissapointed. Now I can be happy again.