Need Help With Fondant Letters

Decorating By dnrlee Updated 13 Sep 2009 , 4:37pm by dnrlee

dnrlee Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 10:37pm
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I made my template, colored and rolled out my fondant. I cut my letter with a blade and when I tried to lift it from the mat, it distorted and stretched. What am I doing wrong?

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CakesUnleashed Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 10:55pm
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What I usually do is let it sit there for a few minutes - then lift it.

Or, I use cooking oil spray and spray my surface, roll the fondant, use the cutter then pick it up - it won't stick to the surface.

madgeowens Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 10:58pm
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I dust with cornstarch

sadsmile Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:09pm
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If you need to use it right away you can make them on wax paper on a cookie sheet and slice the waxp paper into smaller peices with the letters apart. Pop them into the freezer for a few minutes. Pull out one letter at a time and peal it off and place it carefully before it derfrosts.

I usually let them dry hard an hour or two and they are much easier to handle.

dnrlee Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:27pm
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Thank you all so much for the advice. I tried to lift it right away so evidently that was the problem.

kakeladi Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 1:56pm
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It is also possible you are rolling your fondant too thin. You might try letting it be a bit thicker before trying the other suggestions. But letting it dry just a minute or so does help lots & The fzing idea should work too icon_smile.gif

dnrlee Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 4:37pm
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