Cutting Stripes Out Of Fondant

Decorating By MUAKPsi Updated 13 May 2011 , 6:54am by emilyg

MUAKPsi Posted 11 May 2011 , 5:29am
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Help! I'm new to using fondant, and I just tried cutting 5 inch long stripes out of fondant. I measured, lined everything up, but when I went to cut with my cutting wheel, the fondant splooshed out and the end went off to the opposite side. So my stripes ended up kind of wavy.

Any suggestions?

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sugarshack Posted 11 May 2011 , 5:42am
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add a little powdered tylose to the fondant, roll it out and let it sit 5 minutes before you cut. It will be stiffer and more stable. HTH

MUAKPsi Posted 11 May 2011 , 6:09am
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Thank you! I'll try that next time.

emilyg Posted 13 May 2011 , 5:12am
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Muakkpsi, here's another option for your files - make 'fabric' out of SugarVeil Icing, and use scissors to cut strips from SugarVeil for your cake stripes. Here's a tutorial that shows this and several other techniques:

countrycaker Posted 13 May 2011 , 5:17am
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Sugarveil? What in the world is this??

emilyg Posted 13 May 2011 , 6:54am
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Countrycaker, it's a unique icing for decorating that does everything from dots, strings, veils, fabric, ribbons and bows, to the finest lace you can imagine. Take a look at our website at, or look at photos on our Facebook page at Let me know if you've any questions - I'll be happy to help you! - Michele at SugarVeil

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