Curly Fondant Letters

Decorating By CAKE_NEWBIE Updated 18 Feb 2010 , 6:27am by dalis4joe

CAKE_NEWBIE Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:54pm
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How do i make fondant letters to put on my cake that have the curly spiral edges? is it a cookie cutter or do you curl the edges by hand?? here is a pic of what im talking about
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Kiddiekakes Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:58pm
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This is the tappits set called Funky Letters by FMM..You can find them on most cake decorating sites.

BJ Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:58pm
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They are cookie cutters for letters. I bought a set a while back......I think it was from Sugar Shack????? I'm not sure - I know someone here on CC will know where to buy them. Don't you just love the effect?

KimberlysKakery Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:58pm
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I use tappits to create that look icon_smile.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:01pm
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Hmmm..I have never seen a cookie cutter set like that but I sure would like one...I think these are the tappits though...

thecakemaker Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:08pm
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I wish I could get lettering, etc out of my tappits and other small cutters! By the time I get them out they're distorted.

Kiddiekakes Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:14pm
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Cakemaker....me too....I spend more time trying to peel them out.Grrrrr

thecakemaker Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Cakemaker....me too....I spend more time trying to peel them out.Grrrrr




Yea - if they would work easily - they'd be great! I've tried them with different kinds of fondant at different thicknesses using both crisco under them to nothing under them to pwd sugar and corn starch behind them and with gumpaste and nothing works well.

Price Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 6:26pm
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I don't have as much trouble with the tappits as I used to. I roll the fondant thin and let it sit a few minutes to dry a little. It helps them to come out much easier.

emrldsky Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 8:48pm
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Here are two great videos showing different techniques for those cutters:




I hope that helps!

lecrn Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 9:03pm
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Use fondant with tylose (or gumtex) mixed in. I roll mine pretty thin using a pasta machine. I use a pizza cutter & cut rectangles about the size of one letter for all the letters needed. Walk away & let dry about 10 mins. Cut the letter, then flip & use your hand to smooth over cutter to make sure you have a clean cut. Bang the cutter on the countertop until the letter falls out & carefully straighten if needed. Let the letters dry for several minutes before trying to move. I use a palate knife to pick them up and place on a cardboard to dry completely.
HTH

GL79 Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 9:29pm
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I've always wondered about that too, thanks for asking

juststarted Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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wow, emrldsky thank you for aine2's you tube post and lecrn for your great tips. After failing terribly I never had courage to try again, until today.

CakeandDazzle Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 9:10pm
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i roll out satin ice with alittle shortening with my clay roller to #2 then let it sit and dry a little on both sides then i use them and they work alot better!

Kimmers971 Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 10:23pm
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The size needed for cakes, I've done by hand. I just did a Sweet 16 and did the numbers with curley ends. They were my first so not super clean but still looked nice.

dalis4joe Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Cakemaker....me too....I spend more time trying to peel them out.Grrrrr




Hi my fellow cake lovers....
Here is a tutorial on how to use tappits....




I use to have problems until I saw this...
BUT... I first roll out my fondant/gumpaste... let it sit for 3-5 min... let it dry a bit, just a bit... them dust everything with powdered sugar... and press! them I snap them out (u will see in the video what I mean) and they come out with no problem... let them dry for 30 minutes or so before you move/touch them....

Hope this helps.. icon_rolleyes.gif

dalis4joe Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

Cakemaker....me too....I spend more time trying to peel them out.Grrrrr




This might help:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6718427.html#6718427

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