dalis4joe Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:25am
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Hi...

I like most of you here, used to dread using tappit, they would get stuck, distored, or had jagged edges among many other things...

But... after many tries... I found a fail-proof way... with this method... you will see that it is not only easy... but fun to do...

Points to keep in mind:
1) Keep your surface heavily powdered.
2) Roll your gumpaste/fondant very thin
3) Keep out on open air for 2-5 minutes, let it dry a bit
4) Dust your tappits before each use
5) Move you paste at times to make sure it's not sticking

Hope this is helpful to you...
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MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:36pm
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Hi! Thanks so much for posting this! I've seen frequent posts about them, and have been considering investing in them. Now I'll know exactly what to do when I get them! icon_smile.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:44pm
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Thanks so much - some of us need pictures because we have trouble visualizing from a description!

dalis4joe Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:28pm
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TNTFundraiser... I agree.... I need pictures... so I kinda go through it as I look at them... it's better for me... glad I could help

FullHouse Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 8:46pm
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Thank you!!!

Kellbella Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 2:53am
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Thank you sooo much! I was trying tappits this morning and was struggling too much...I just said forget it. I'm so glad you posted this! thumbs_up.gif

ayerim979 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 3:12am
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Awsome tutorial. i myself am a visual learner so I love it. Tonedna also has a great one on youtube.

Tee-Y Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:33am
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Lovely tutorial!!!!I also do it this way but use crisco on my board and tappits when cutting out dark coloured gumpaste as powdered sugar tends to dull dark colours.

dalis4joe Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:50am
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Originally Posted by Tee-Y

Lovely tutorial!!!!I also do it this way but use crisco on my board and tappits when cutting out dark coloured gumpaste as powdered sugar tends to dull dark colours.


Tee-Y...

Crisco? can u epxlain to me a little more?I would love to try that way also... I do brush them and they are fine, but I wonder how it would be with crisco.... doesn't it take longer to dry when covered in it?

Caths_Cakes Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 10:58am

ive had my tappits over a year now, and on my last cake one of my tappits snapped into pieces, Devistated, i love them so i need to buy more haha! i love your funky tappits! might have to get some of those too!

sweetjan Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 11:55am

Thank you, thank you!! The tutorial was very well done, and it was so nice of you to share it.

Thanks again!!

dalis4joe Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 12:34pm

thanks for all the positive feedback... I have leanred a lot here from everybody's contributions and I figure... I'd give this as my contribution to cake central's great cake loving people!

Tee-Y Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 8:45pm
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Originally Posted by Tee-Y

Lovely tutorial!!!!I also do it this way but use crisco on my board and tappits when cutting out dark coloured gumpaste as powdered sugar tends to dull dark colours.

Tee-Y...

Crisco? can u epxlain to me a little more?I would love to try that way also... I do brush them and they are fine, but I wonder how it would be with crisco.... doesn't it take longer to dry when covered in it?




Not at all, I rub my surface very lightly with the crisco, roll my gumpaste over it thinly, lightly brush my tappit with the crisco and cut out and the cutouts fall out of the tappits so easily you'll just love using it.It dries just as fast as using PS without the mess.

dalis4joe Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 10:57pm

well... I will be trying it!

maimai16 Posted 20 Feb 2010 , 2:14am

book marking them now =)

thanks for sharing dalis4joe =)

Donnabugg Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 1:50am

I've been planning on making these my next investment so thank ou for taking the time to put this together for us! thumbs_up.gif

Mug-a-Bug Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 4:43pm

Here is a great youtube on tappits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyS7msb13jE&feature=channel Thank you to whoever origonally posted this.

mcdonald Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 5:03pm

I love my tappits!! The smaller ones are on my list to get still!

Jeep_girl816 Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 6:18pm

Awesome thanks! Mine are on their way, should get here this week!!!

jdconcc Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 7:35pm

Excellent tutorial, I love tappits and I wish this had been around when I started with them. Just to throw in my twopence worth, I find cornflour works better than icing sugar and once they are on the board or cake, I lightly brush with vodka to remove excess and bring the colours up nice and bright.

BigRed500 Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 8:44pm

Thanks for sharing!

aej6 Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 9:59pm

Thanks for all the effort in posting this!

BakerzJoy Posted 21 Feb 2010 , 11:16pm

Wheeew...sure am glad someone posted this. I just got mine in about 3 weeks ago. Tried them out and just about gave up. I tried just about everything. This gives me hope that maybe there is a way. Thanks, well see how it goes on my next cake!!

tracey1970 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 12:33am

I love my tappits too. I have all the letters/numbers and the one with the scroll" type edging patterns. I use fondant with some gum-tex powder worked into it. As this tutorial says, roll it very thin and let it sit for a few minutes before even going for the tappits. I use powdered sugar to roll mine out also. I find dark colours OK when I use a dry paint brush to dust away any powdered sugar, and a super light brush with shortening (or vodka as mentioned) solves the problem.

Jillfcs Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 8:27am

YAY I tried this technique last night and it worked ON THE FIRST TRY for each letter! I think the key for me was to let the fondant sit for a few minutes after rolling it out very thin. Thanks for the tutorial!

dalis4joe Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 2:55pm
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Originally Posted by Jillfcs

YAY I tried this technique last night and it worked ON THE FIRST TRY for each letter! I think the key for me was to let the fondant sit for a few minutes after rolling it out very thin. Thanks for the tutorial!


AWESOME!!!

So glad my tutorial was able to make your tappits adventure easier! I have learned so much from everyone here.... love this site!!

littlejewel Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 3:09pm
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Originally Posted by MalibuBakinBarbie

Hi! Thanks so much for posting this! I've seen frequent posts about them, and have been considering investing in them. Now I'll know exactly what to do when I get them! icon_smile.gif


Malibubarbie you said is right. thanks for posting I'm always looking for new techniques to try.

leslie2748 Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 3:19pm

Awesome infoicon_surprised.gif)
Now can someone clue me in one why I need 5 hands to use my BEADMAKER!
I have mushed a million ropes and am fed up..LOL

luddroth Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 5:22pm

I was about to throw away some tiny snowflake cutters because the fondant sticks in every little nook and cranny of them. I think I'll have to try them again with this technique. Thanks so much for posting.

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 5:26pm

I have a question for anyone who uses the funky tappits -- I have them, and love them and have had no trouble with them EXCEPT for the capital D -- I cannot get the inside of that letter to cut for beans! icon_confused.gificon_cry.gif Does anyone else have this problem? (Notice it's the ONLY letter I have this issue with...) icon_confused.gif

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