How Do I Make Tiny Tiny Circles

Decorating By michgowell Updated 9 Aug 2010 , 5:07pm by Minstrelmiss

michgowell Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:04am
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I am making a minnie mouse about 4/5" tall and her dress has polka dots so I need to make small ones. any advice? cutting them by hand may be all I have time for, but it will be extremely time consuming getting them to look "perfect." do they make tiny tiny cutters???

thanks!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:06am
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Look around your kitchen and find lids on bottles etc..I have several sizes of round circle all of which I found in my house.

hvanaalst Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:09am
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I use my icing tips to cut small circles...12 is a nice size but even 8 or 10 would work if you have something small to poke them out with.

michgowell Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:15am
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Of course, icing tips is GENIUS!!!!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you! lids is a great idea too, I just don't have anything that small.

fishabel Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:20am
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Sometimes I use a pen lid and I've seen someone use a straw and simply blow the icing out from the other end. And yes also icing nozzels.

sweetnessx3 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:25am
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Originally Posted by fishabel

Sometimes I use a pen lid and I've seen someone use a straw and simply blow the icing out from the other end. And yes also icing nozzels.




Love it !!! icon_smile.gif

blessedist Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:28am
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The icing tips are best. I starch the fondant and use the bismark (sp?) tip (or any tip) and cut out a lot. They can "build" inside and then I let them out and start again. HTH

tinygoose Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 2:46am
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Icing tips are great, cut straws work too.

mamawrobin Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 3:08am
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Originally Posted by hvanaalst

I use my icing tips to cut small circles...12 is a nice size but even 8 or 10 would work if you have something small to poke them out with.




That's what I use the most. Straws also work. I cut the straw really short so it's easier to get the little circle out.

hvanaalst Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 3:51am
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Originally Posted by michgowell

Of course, icing tips is GENIUS!!!!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you! lids is a great idea too, I just don't have anything that small.




Glad I could offer a good tip. Although I wish I could have all the cake stuff I can get my hands on, that turns this into a pretty expensive hobby really fast, so I like to improvise.

judyj2 Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 12:53am
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Another option would be to paint the dots on using straight black gel and the pointy end of your paintbrush. Just touch the end in the paint and then just lightly touch the fondant. You should end up with a perfect dot. Reload with each dot.

michgowell Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 12:17pm
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I paint a lot onto fondant, but these dots are white. Do they even make white dye???

casme Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:16am
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I use cut straws all the time or icing tips.

Texas_Rose Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 4:23am
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Originally Posted by michgowell

I paint a lot onto fondant, but these dots are white. Do they even make white dye???




They make white icing color. It's a bigger bottle than the little wilton tubs. It always leaks, so keep it in a bag icon_biggrin.gif You can't mix it with vodka or it breaks down into messy chunks.

These dots were painted with white icing color.
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DianeLM Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 2:30pm
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It always leaks, so keep it in a bag




I happily chunked that mess in favor of Americolor white. No leaking!

FYI - Don't try to dispose of excess white color down the sink if you have a garbage disposal. Took 2 years for the stain on the rubber flange to disappear!

Minstrelmiss Posted 9 Aug 2010 , 5:07pm
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You guys are awesome! These tips are two days too late for me, (*as I smack myself on the forehead for not thinking of using straws!) but I'll certainly sock it away for another day. icon_rolleyes.gif

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