Mfattore Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 6:48am
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Whoever posted the tip about saran wrap was spot on! I rolled my fondant out thing, overlayed the plastic wrap and then pressed over that. Nothing to clean and no actual tapping! Thank you so much to who originally posted that tip. I can remember who it was but it is a fantastic tip.

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Mfattore Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 6:59am
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It was sillywabbitz
Thank you!

tuffstuff Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 11:17am
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ooh! I will have to try that!

foxymomma521 Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 12:13pm
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I can't wait to try that! IT took me an hour to cut out my letters for a cake last month!

Kitagrl Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 12:54pm
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I need to do that, I never use my funky tappits because I can't get them to work any other way.

vickymacd Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 1:14pm
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I actually thought I got the hang of Tappits only to have the next 5 letters be a problem for me. Tappits are a tease! Do you get a clean edge though? Some of those letters have such a thin edge? Will try it though. Wondering if you have to also get the very thin plastic wrap and not a heavy one.

Mfattore Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:05pm
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I did get a clean edge. I didn't at first but then I added a generous dose gum-tex to the homemade MMF because it was a bit soft. I also used Duff's at the same time and it was working straight out of the tub. I cut the letters all at once, then removed the outer all together. Let them sit for 5 minutes and applied. I am in disbelief but it really worked fantastically.

CiNoRi Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:16pm
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Wha?!?! I'm so excited! Let me get this right....Roll out fondant, cover with layer of Seran/Plastic Wrap, then use the tapit? The plastic doesnt bunch or affect the shapes?

sillywabbitz Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 3:58pm
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Mfattore, So glad it worked for you. I can't claim credit for the brilliant idea. Someone else posted it here on cc and I too worried it would bunch or crease but it worked great. So well actually, that I just bought another set of tappits in a different fonticon_smile.gif

TonyaBakes Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 4:17pm

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing.

Mfattore Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 4:27pm

No real clean-up needed on the tappits either! Thank you Sillywabbitz and whomever else has posted this. I was so scared I would hate my Tappits but last night was my first time and voila! perfect!

witchfulthinking Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 7:51pm

Great idea-thanks for sharing.

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 8:20pm

I have to remember that! I have tappits in 3 fonts, and I never use them, I am always running late and I never have time to try to pick my letters out with a pin, only to have them stretch and tear...My piping is getting better though, lol!

jenscreativity Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 8:36pm

GREAT! I'm going to try this too! YAY! Thanks!

Cake_Karen Posted 19 Mar 2011 , 9:29pm

I use Tappits all the time with no problem at all.

I only use flowerpaste to make them with as I have found this to be the only medium to work with them.
Roll out the flowerpaste nice and thin. With Trex or any white fat put a small amount on finger and rub over the letter.
Press and cut out. Works every time.

Hope this helps

LisaR64 Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 1:57am

Definitely going to try the plastic wrap idea. Thanks!!

crumbcake Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 2:04am

Thanks for tip!

cakesnglass Posted 20 Mar 2011 , 2:40am

Cake_Karen is right they work great with a gumpaste recipes. Ednas recipe works great (designmeacake.com) I usually use some corn starch but will try the shortening as suggested.

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