How To Use Wilton's Fondant Letter Cutters?

Decorating By sberryp Updated 23 May 2010 , 9:23pm by sberryp

sberryp Posted 8 May 2010 , 5:41pm
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I tried to use Wilton's letter cutters and the fondant kept getting stuck in the cutters. What should I do? SHould I just use cookie cutters? Please explain how I can get the letters out without breaking them.

Thanks in advance!

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dsilvest Posted 8 May 2010 , 6:00pm
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Add some tylose or gumtex to your fondant or use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. Roll it out thin and let it dry a bit. You can put a bit of shortening on the cutter before using it. Try cutting now.

sheilabelle Posted 8 May 2010 , 7:06pm
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I ended up making my own tool to remove the fondant from mine and now I use that tool for a lot of different things. What I did was - I tool a piece of dowel about 4" long and slightly sharpened one end (not to a complete point). I then took a sewing pin (the kind with the little colored balls on the end) and pushed the pin about 1/3 of the way into the sharpened end of the dowel. I can now take this tool and get inside of the cutter to push the fondant out. This tool also has come in handy when sculpting. Make the ball on the pin is smooth so you don't leave any marks on your fondant.

mamawrobin Posted 8 May 2010 , 7:08pm
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I use to have problems with these cutters. Now, I roll out my fondant and allow it to dry for a few minutes before cutting out my letters. I also dip my cutters in cornstarch before each cut. No more trouble with them sticking. thumbs_up.gif I've also noticed that they work much better if your fondant is rolled thin. 1/8 of an inch or so.

tonedna Posted 9 May 2010 , 2:44pm
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If you have a celboard, this technique doesnt fail. Some people use shiny placemats
for it too, but I prefer the celboard.

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sberryp Posted 9 May 2010 , 6:57pm
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Tonedna- i love your youtube videos! Thanks for all of the help, you ladies are truly so helpful.

tonedna Posted 9 May 2010 , 9:55pm
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Thanks Sberryp!
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Ocean23 Posted 10 May 2010 , 12:52am
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i have the same cutters and I was having the same problem. Now I roll out my fondant on a plastic mat covered in shortening to hold it in place and then dip the cutters in cornstarch. Works like a charm.

sberryp Posted 23 May 2010 , 9:23pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. I used the shortening and cornstarch and the worked like a charm.

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