Sharp Edges On Fondant Cut Outs?

Decorating By Torimomma Updated 27 Jul 2011 , 7:04am by FromScratchSF

Torimomma Posted 26 Jul 2011 , 11:24pm
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I am continuing prep for my daughter's cake Saturday and cut about 30 flowers from fondant. My edges weren't very sharp so I had to go back later after they dried and pick off the hairy looking edges.

Is there a way to keep this from happening while I cut? Here's my technique in case that's the problem. I'm using Wilton ready made white fondant mixed with some Gum Tex. I roll out on the Wilton fondant mat with a bit of cornstarch underneath so that I can pick them up easier. The cutters were Wilton Daisy and Graduated flower cutters.
Thanks!

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cakestyles Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 12:09am
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One thing I do is when I press the cutter onto the fondant, I sort of wiggle it back and forth gently. This helps to even out the edges a bit.

sweetcakes Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 12:13am
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the wilton daisy cutter will not cut cleanly in the center of the flower. But what will help is rolling our your paste thinly then slide the thin peice of foam under your cutting mat under the fondant and then cut, it allows the cutter to sink better in to the fondant and will give a near clean edge.

Cupcations Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 1:35am
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I have the Wilton flower cutter set it came with a piece of foam like material, after I cut the flower while its still in the cutter I rub it on the piece of foam & it comes out really clean, this is it

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=1907-9704

ConfectionsCC Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by Cupcations

I have the Wilton flower cutter set it came with a piece of foam like material, after I cut the flower while its still in the cutter I rub it on the piece of foam & it comes out really clean, this is it

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=1907-9704




aww how long ago did you get your kit? I have the kit and thought it came with a foam piece but mine didn't icon_sad.gif

Cupcations Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 3:45am
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Originally Posted by ConfectionsCC

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cupcations

I have the Wilton flower cutter set it came with a piece of foam like material, after I cut the flower while its still in the cutter I rub it on the piece of foam & it comes out really clean, this is it

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=1907-9704



aww how long ago did you get your kit? I have the kit and thought it came with a foam piece but mine didn't icon_sad.gif




This is the set I have

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30D6EB-475A-BAC0-5E5EF66C57041711&fid=D765F976-1E0B-C910-EA574CE0FE43834F

I bought it off e bay about a year ago.. If you have the same set maybe you should call them & check why you didn't receive it...

victoria7310 Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:01am
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I cut on a cellboard or even the counter. I find whenever I cut on a mat it leaves an untidy edge.

mplaidgirl2 Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 4:14am
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I use the wiggle method. Seems to get clean lines

FromScratchSF Posted 27 Jul 2011 , 7:04am
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I find that plastic cutters don't cut as clean as metal ones, I've been slowly replacing my wilton plastic cutters with metal. You can also lay your gumpaste or fondant on top of your cutter instead of pushing your cutter into the fondant/gumpaste. Learned that technique from one of Edna's rose you tube videos. You'll get a cleaner cut but it's a slower process.

Jen

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