Getting Clean Cut Fondant Accents

Decorating By montanamommy Updated 29 Oct 2009 , 11:07pm by Jeff_Arnett

montanamommy Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 10:21pm
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Every time I try to cut out shapes in rolled fondant or gumpaste, I get stringy edges, almost like its not cutting all the way thru. This happens more with the gumpaste, but my fondant shapes didn't have clean edges either.

Any suggestions?


Thanks

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Cakepro Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 10:39pm
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You need to be cutting on a surface that has some cornstarch on it, so that when you push the cutter down into the fondant or gumpaste, you can scootch around the entire piece of sugarpaste, thereby capturing it INSIDE the cutter. Then run your finger around the edge of the cutter and the sugarpaste piece will drop out of the cutter with clean edges.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 29 Oct 2009 , 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by montanamommy

Every time I try to cut out shapes in rolled fondant or gumpaste, I get stringy edges, almost like its not cutting all the way thru. This happens more with the gumpaste, but my fondant shapes didn't have clean edges either.

Any suggestions?


Thanks


Buy a plastic placemat to cut on....it allows the cutter to cut cleanly. It also helps to very lightly grease the cutter edges with solid shortening....and clean the edges often.

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