I just ordered these cutouts from Germany or whereever it was. I was disappointed when I got them. They are all attached together and not separate letters like I thought they would be. They are also HARD to get out!!! How do I make the letters without them sticking inside the cutouts??? HELP!! Should I send them back? Why don't they more readily make different font cutout letters in METAL??? Sorry for my frustration. Hope you guys can help me........
Are these the ones they refer to as Tappits? If so then you actually tap the plastic strip on a hard surface and the letters are suppose to fall out.
You can also coat a mat with some shortening and rub the 'cutters' over the crisco to help it release easier.
Yes, I think they are tappits. I will have to try that.
I'm not trying to make a smart remark, but they come with very nice instructions! I just got these the other day and followed the directions and everything went fine.
Just got mine too. Same as grandmom said. Followed the instructions and worked perfectly. Rolled very thin, dip letter in powdered sugar, pressed into fondant, tapped it on the counter and they went flying! LOL! Good Luck!
if you need to there is a tutorial on here (CC) by tonedna that shows you how to use the tappits cutters. It is really useful.
I know it is on here but can not for the life of me find the link
Wow! I thougth it was jsut me having a problem with those darn Tappits. I bought some awhile back & they had me so frustrated that I stopped trying to use them, I thought they were the stupidest thing going. AARRGGH!!! Thanks though for the crisco tip, I'll have to try that next time. They look so nice when done properly which is why I had to have them. Thanks again.
I've been using fondant............maybe I need to switch to gumpaste? She also said you could use fondant with ??? What was that? Is that the same as Crisco? Thanks for all who responded! Edna makes it look so easy!!!
She says you can add Tylose to the fondant. Tylose is a powder that used in making gum paste. You can add some of the straight tylose to fondant to get it to act a little more like gum paste (ability to roll it thinner, harder/faster drying, etc.)