What Do You Use To Cut Fondant?

Decorating By cakelovincrazy Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 4:14am by madgeowens

cakelovincrazy Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:09am
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I'm looking for a tool that you use to cut out shapes in fondant. For example I printed some music notes and was tracing them on the fondant, but my little white cheapy wilton thing I have doesn work so well and a knife seems to tear the edges and not leave it smooth.

I saw the gumpaste flower making set of tools with a nice little cutting thing in it, but even with the 40% off I still think it's too much because I don't think I would use the other tools since I don't make gumpaste flowers.

Is there such a tool out there for simply cutting shapes or strips in fondant that isn't too expensive?

TIA

9 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:12am
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You can use a tiny rotary cutter or an xacto knife. The xacto knife is really inexpensive.

Marronglace Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:15am
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I would use an X-acto knife as well.

emlashlee Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:21am
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I checked for an x-acto knife at Target and they didn't carry it. Where could I find one? Thanks for the add-on cakelovincrazy. icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:23am
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Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart all have them.

cakelovincrazy Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:35am
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Thanks, I thought about the exacto knife, but thought it would be too sharp. Thanks everyone, definitely will try it!

emlashlee Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:39am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart all have them.




Okay, so pretty much everywhere except for Target. LOL! Thanks. icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 3:41am
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You'll want to cut on a cutting mat or board, not a silicone mat or vinyl, when you use it.

chefjess819 Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 4:00am
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box cutters work pretty well too. i have one that folds out like a pocket knife (so i dont cut myself like usual)and the blade isnt as fine as an exacto so i dont break it off in something..happens to me way too often. lol.

madgeowens Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 4:14am
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exacto knife

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