Fancy Lettering

Decorating By ebear Updated 9 Sep 2009 , 2:28pm by tonedna

ebear Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:46am
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Hi everyone..this may seem like a silly question but how are the fancy letters with fondant done on cakes? I've found letter cut outs at Michaels but they are just simple looking. I want something a little nicer.

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icer101 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 12:54am
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i do think you are talking about the fmm tappits.. roll out fondant or fondant/g/p mixed together .. or g/p.. let air dry a little .. press the letters into medium.. tap on table.. will pop out .sometimes you have to help with a hat pin or something to get it out.. there are some called funkie by fmm.. sold on global sugar art. and other sites.. hth.. tonedna from this site show how to use them on youtube. and on global sugar art there is a tutorial.. hth

tonedna Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:13am
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Yes..like Icer said..tappits!
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txnonnie Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 3:26am
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You can also use your computer to get the font you want and print on cardstock for a pattern then cut the fondant.

ceshell Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 4:59am
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Or you can roll your fondant into thin snakes and then hand-roll the letters. I used to do that buy I finally got the tappits!

cakebaker1957 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 1:58pm
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Yes..like Icer said..tappits!
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tonedna, i bought the tappits but, i really not sure how to use them look complicated, since there all linked together, i read the instructions but still not so sure, can you give me any advice? Thanks

dandelion56602 Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:05pm
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http://www.rolledfondant.com/how.htm . If you look on this link & click on the video "conversation hearts" it shows Elisa Strauss using them.

CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:20pm
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This is what I've used. I think they're similar to 'tappits' (haven't seen them so can't say for sure).

It's from Wilton. You press one colour of fondant or gp in the lower part of the mold, clean it up, into the fridge for a bit, then press the second colour in, clean it up, back into the fridge, then use the tool provided to remove it. The letters look very elegant.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=1B1F049F-423B-522D-FF5247A2328CA059&killnav=1

ebear Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:31pm
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Thanks everyone for your responses! Now I know... icon_biggrin.gif

tonedna Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by cakebaker1957

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Originally Posted by tonedna

Yes..like Icer said..tappits!
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tonedna, i bought the tappits but, i really not sure how to use them look complicated, since there all linked together, i read the instructions but still not so sure, can you give me any advice? Thanks




Here is how I use the tappits!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuxL2PqoVA&feature=channel_page

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live2create Posted 8 Sep 2009 , 2:39pm
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Not sure if you are a scrapbooker or not, my best new found friend is my Cricut. I use it to cut out shapes and letters. I to was looking for nice lettering and have read almost everything I can put my hands on about the Cricut . I have used fondant and also gumpaste. You can change the size of your letters with the machine. It really is a nice addition to my toys. I know some will say the cartridges are expensive to buy but you can do so much more with them verses premade cut out letters or cookie cutters. Best of Luck

cakebaker1957 Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 12:52pm
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Originally Posted by tonedna

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Originally Posted by cakebaker1957

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Originally Posted by tonedna

Yes..like Icer said..tappits!
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tonedna, i bought the tappits but, i really not sure how to use them look complicated, since there all linked together, i read the instructions but still not so sure, can you give me any advice? Thanks



Here is how I use the tappits!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuxL2PqoVA&feature=channel_page

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Thanks that was cool, My computer doesnt have a high volume button for the sound so i could barley hear you, how long do you let them dry? and how do you place them on the cakes? and can they be used on buttercream icing? Thanks a million what part of Fl are you in? i go to Fl every May The destin area i love it there.

tonedna Posted 9 Sep 2009 , 2:28pm
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It really depends on what you are doing. If it is for a square cake, you can let them
dry completely, for a round, you can let them get hard enough so they dont loose shape but soft enough they can take the shape of the round.
Yes, you can put them on the top of buttercream icing. Just moist the back slighlty so they don't slide.
I am in Central Florida.
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