Changed My Mind! I Love Tappits Now!!!

Decorating By TheBlonde Updated 10 Sep 2010 , 9:48pm by Kellbella

TheBlonde Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:29am
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So I posted last night about hating my Tappits and how they kept sticking in the mold. Well thanks to all the wonderful advice I got I decided to try it again tonight and it worked SOOOOOOO well. They came out perfect and it only took me about 10 minutes to write "Happy 30th Birthday Again Megan!" Love them now!

Thanks again everyone!

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tmac670 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:45am
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If this was facebook- I would hit the LIKE button!

suzylynn58 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:53am
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Yep, me too! I had so much trouble with them sticking until I found out how to roll the gumpaste really thin and let it sit for 15 or 20 minutes. Perfect every time!!

crumbcake Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:55am
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So please reveal the secret, just bought some and have not used them yet.

TheBlonde Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:07am
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Didn't use ANY powdered sugar. Just greased my surface with shortening and let the gumpaste sit for a minute. Worked perfectly!!!

cakeythings1961 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:09am
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That's good to know!! Thanks!

racechick311x Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:44am
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Same here, I thought I wasted money on them, then I figured them out and LOVE them. just wish there were more sizes and fonts available. I use MMF with mine, roll it thin and let sit for an hour or so and they do great!

Yankie Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:05am
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Thanks for the tip, i hate mine too..hopefully not for long..will try them tomorrow..thanks again!!

suzylynn58 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:10pm
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I think those are the two keys to success. Roll really thin and let sit for a few minutes. I use fondant with a little tylose mixed in and it works perfectly!

CNCS Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:15pm
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I spray mine with non stick spray and dab the excess off with a viva paper towel.

JenniferMI Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:27pm
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That's great!!!

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CakeandDazzle Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:44pm
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Oh yay! that was my advice!! I love tappits!

mimido Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:51pm
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I love them too, after figuring them out. Just followed advise from this site!!

Redsoxbaker Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 2:27pm
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TheBlonde, drakegore (Diane) is the one who helped me with tappits. She uses them on her cookies. Take a look and see what a great job she does with them! thumbs_up.gif

Yankie Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 3:54pm
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Thanks for the tip, i hate mine too..hopefully not for long..will try them tomorrow..thanks again!!

zespri Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:34pm
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so to make sure I understand, put some vegetable shortening on the surface, roll out the fondant thin (just HOW thin do you mean?), then leave for about sixty seconds before using the tappits?

TheBlonde Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 1:59pm
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Yes. I just created a Youtube video last night on how I did it. (First one ever! icon_smile.gif ) There are only about 3 out there on Tappits and I thought it may help someone else that is struggling like I was. Thanks again to everyone's great advice here!

Here is the link to the video...




Please ignore my voice...I hate it...

cambo Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 2:05pm
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I bought some a few years ago...hated them! Drug them out again last year and now I love them! It's an adjustment and trial/error to get them to work for you....I wasn't rolling my paste thin enough. Once I started doing that and used my cornstarch puff....no more trouble!

zespri Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:18pm
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Thanks for doing that! I just watched it, and you rolled out the gumpaste WAY thinner than I was expecting. Would this work with fondant, by the way?

I know what you mean about your voice, I always get a shock when I hear myself, I don't sound that way in my head..hehe


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Originally Posted by TheBlonde

Yes. I just created a Youtube video last night on how I did it. (First one ever! icon_smile.gif ) There are only about 3 out there on Tappits and I thought it may help someone else that is struggling like I was. Thanks again to everyone's great advice here!

Here is the link to the video...




Please ignore my voice...I hate it...


KathysCC Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:33pm
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Here is the link to the original thread for those of you who still have questions.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-694993-.html

Kellbella Posted 10 Sep 2010 , 9:48pm
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I have found that working in a little tylose with some fondant works way better than using just gumpaste. I will NEVER use gumpaste only...I have found tylose is my new best friend.

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