Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:30am
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Another CC member got me onto the Clikstix ejector alphabet cutters made by Windsor (can't think for the moment who it was, but it'll come to me later no doubt).

I have to say they are my new favourite alphabet cutters. I bought all the 'Groovy' sets (Upper case, lower case and the number set) and have had a chance to use them. They are vastly quicker and easier to use than Tappits. thumbs_up.gif

Anyway to show you how the lettering looks on cake, here are some pics of a few simple Christmas cakes I used them on (These cakes were small - only 4 inch, to give an idea of size)

What I'm really hoping is that others have photos of cakes using the other font styles in the Clikstix range to post in this thread - I'm busting to see how they look on cake! (Not that I NEED more letter cutters, but I'm just itching for an excuse to buy the other sets! icon_rolleyes.gif ) I'm sure there are other CC'ers who would love to see examples of their use too! icon_smile.gif

Anyway, here are the 'Groovy' examples for you:


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Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:39am
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NOTE: To get a photo to appear in your post, upload it first into Photobucket (or similar), then just copy and paste the image code (IMG code) straight into the text of your post. The photo will then display in the thread, after youve clicked submit. Getting a Photobucket account is easy and free, http://photobucket.com/

Flickr might also give an IMG code you can paste into a post Im not sure though (I dont use Flickr myself)

mbark Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:43am
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very nice! they definitely have a "groovy" look. how do they work?

jillyscakes Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:55am
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I have just ordered the script ones and can't wait for them to arrive as I hate the tappit script they are so fiddly.

Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 4:58am
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Here's what the cutters look like:

Groovy uppper case set:
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They have two layers of plastic. You cut the letters out by pressing down on the outer edges of the strip, then once cut just push the back in which ejects the whole row. They also make blossom, daisy, star and heart cutters in the same way, which cut out about twenty(?) or so of the shape in various sizes all at once:

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The lower case script set:
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Upper case script:
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Block upper case:
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KimberleysOven Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 2:31pm
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Flickr might also give an IMG code you can paste into a post Im not sure though (I dont use Flickr myself)




You can get the IMG code from Flickr by going to the image you want to post, click on the 'Share this' button above the image, then 'Grab the HTML/BBCode' and change from HTML to BBCode - The code will then be displayed. You just need to copy/paste it into the post icon_smile.gif


I really like that style of lettering, I'll have to have a look to see if I can find it in the UK. I've only tried the tappits once... We did not get along...

Your cakes are lovely also.

KTB4 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 2:59pm
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Ooh I love those. I ordered the script ones but have yet to try them. Perhaps I'll play with them later today. If I do I'll try to remember to take some pics icon_smile.gif

Peridot Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:00pm
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Letters look great...but what I really love are your trees. Can you please tell me how you made them?

bobwonderbuns Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 5:37pm
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Agreed, I LOVE those trees!! Are they made from the snowflake cutters?

Peridot Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 7:47pm

Bobwonderbuns....that's what I was thinking also. An idea for next year. icon_smile.gif

Karen421 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:00pm

I love the trees also!! I'm guess the letters are only available in the UK?

imagenthatnj Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:29pm

Global Sugar Art sells those sets of letters, too, for anyone interested in the US.

Claire138 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:44pm

Oh! they are so pretty, I only have the stencils that you trace over (from wiltons) which I love but these are definitely nicer. I would love to find them in hebrew alphabet bc I do alot for hair cutting ceremony's (3year old boys) and I hand write the letters but do not have such a steady hand which I'm afraid shows. I'll try and upload a picture to illustrate what I mean:

Ok, can't manage it, I'll put it in my photo album.

luvmysmoother Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 8:58pm

I also bought the Clixsters and LOVE them - I only used my tappits a couple times then gave up on them - way more trouble than they are worthicon_smile.gif The Clixters are almost fool proof plus reasonably priced tooicon_smile.gif

All4Show Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 9:46pm

Coral it was me. I love your cakes. They are beautiful.

Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 9:58pm

The trees are pretty simple, I used PME snowflake cutters:

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They're not my idea, I saw the snowflake trees somewhere a few years ago although I can't remember where. The ones I saw were all white, but I thought I might try making some in green to see how they look. I quite like the green ones. I used lots of green disco glitter on them, so they were nice and sparkly in real life.

Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 10:00pm
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Ooh I love those. I ordered the script ones but have yet to try them. Perhaps I'll play with them later today. If I do I'll try to remember to take some pics icon_smile.gif




Ooh, yes - please do! icon_smile.gif

Karen421 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 10:00pm

icon_redface.gif I swear, I searched and tried every combination and couldn't find them at Global, but yep - there they were!!! icon_redface.gif Thanks!!

Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 10:09pm

For those who are in Australia I bought Clikstix at Cake Deco in Melbourne, although I have since discovered I can buy them off ebay from the UK for HALF what I paid, INCLUDING postage and exchange rates.

KimberleysOven Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 10:30pm
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For those who are in Australia I bought Clikstix at Cake Deco in Melbourne, although I have since discovered I can buy them off ebay from the UK for HALF what I paid, INCLUDING postage and exchange rates.




Noooo! Don't you hate it when you realise things like that icon_sad.gif

I did a quick google and in the UK they are available on the Windsor Cake Craft site and eBay and a few other online stores. Just going to order me some now....

Coral3 Posted 29 Dec 2010 , 11:55pm
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Coral it was me. I love your cakes. They are beautiful.




Aha! icon_biggrin.gif Yes it was...I knew it was someone with a '4' in their name. I kept thinking All4Cake, but knew that wasn't quite it!

Zamode Posted 30 Dec 2010 , 3:58am

I've been wanting those from Global for awhile since I saw them in their newsletter, thanks for posting.

lyndim Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:09pm

Just got mine today, (groovy set) can't wait to try them out! Thanks for all the great tips and info.

quietude Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:28pm

Thanks for the post...love the look of my Tappits, but they can be a bit of a headache at times!

Karen421 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:42pm

I got mine and used them on the last cake I did. I love them!! Much easier to use!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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esq1031 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:04am

Can't find them at GSA. Does anyone know what they are listed under. I tried many variations in the search function, but can't find them.

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:06am

Here you go: http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1158&s=&name=Windsor%20ClickStix

esq1031 Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:09am

Wow, bobwonderbuns, you're awesome and you're quick!!! Thank you.

Peridot Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 12:26am

I wish the letters came in smaller sizes because they do look like that would be so much easier to use than Tappits. Maybe they will come out with smaller ones if more people request them.

neelycharmed Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 1:20am

wow! those cakes are so cute and perfect!
love it!
Jodi icon_smile.gif

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