Hi there! I bought a set of alphabet cutters from GSA to cut out fondant letters. I was wondering what all of you experts use to cut your letters. I dont have the time to cut them out free hand, but when I used the cutters, the fondant/gumpaste stuck in them (I did grease them). When I tried to pry them out, they stretched and broke. I will admit they were small cutters (1 inch I think). Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance,
I had that problem too when i first started using my funky letters cutters, now i roll thin and dust with icing sugar before pressing the cutter, works great. I don't grease the cutters at all. Hope this helps a bit, i know how frustrating it can be!!!
There is a video of how to do it on YouTube by Tonedna....or if you search the how to forum, there is one that says, Hundreds of Tutorials in here, the link is in there. HTH
Are they the Tap-its? If so you tap them against the counter and the letters come out.
Add a little tylose to your fondant, roll it out then let it dry a few minutes before cutting. Dust with corn startch (including cutter) and when cutting move the cutter around on the counter to get a clean cut. As Texas Sugar said, it they are tap-its smack them on the edge of the counter and they should pop out. Don't try picking them up until they are dry. You can move them around with a small, soft paint brush. HTH
I use flowerpaste/gumpaste, roll it out and let it dry for a couple of minutes before cutting out.
Adding gumpaste or tylose to the fondant helps to stiffen it up. I dust the cutters with corn starch, allow them to set up and then pop them out with not much issue. Sometimes, I have to use a paintbrush to coax the reluctant ones.
Thank you everyone!
I finally figured out how to use mine! rolling the fondant/gumpaste thin and letting it dry for a few minutes is the biggest help. then i dust with cornstarch, cut, let sit a few and pop it out. i agree they were very frustrating to begin with!
Hope this helps.