What is the best way to do fondant letters? I am not very good at freehand and the cookie cutters I found were to big and the letter cutters from the craft store are to little and bland. I am looking for some pretty font letters.
If you have a specific font in mind, maybe you could buy some stencil sheets and an exacto knife and cut your own stencils. Or if you can find a stencil with the particular font you want, you could cut them out with an exacto knife. Some of the finer lettering that you see on here has been done with the cricut cutting systems or other cutting systems. If this is out of your budget, like it is for me being a hobby baker, you could try the stencils.
I am not sure if you can get them in the US, but in the UK I use FMM Tappits with gumpaste. Essentially cutters in different fonts that are really easy to use (with a little practice) and you can have the paste super thin so it looks really elegant.
Here is a link to the UK site - http://www.fmmsugarcraft.com/pages/browse.php?cat=4
you can type what you want on "word" or "notepad" on the computer print, cut and trace with an exacto knife
I use the tappits. I just roll my fondant out really thin and let it dry over night. Then I go back and cut and the fondant "taps" right out.
I love clix stix.
Thanks! I was looking into possibly getting the mini cricut cake but I'm not sure if it would be worth the money. I think I'm gonna try the stencil idea and maybe look into some tappit's.
Clix stix? I'm gonna have to google that one.
I ordered mine from Global Sugar Art.
They have a 10% off sale right now. You'll love them.
I tried to Google clix stix but only music links came up?
Can you provide more information?
edited to add: I tried to do a search on Global Sugar, but nothing came up?
Order from Calijava
I think it's ClickStix, one word. Global Sugar Art is running a promotion on them right now. Just go to their main page and look for the photo with ClickStix under it.
If you're going to get a cricut use frosting sheets from icingimages. They cut much cleaner then fondant or gumpaste and less time consuming.
ClickStix are awesome. I also purchased mine from Global Sugar Art. They are by a company called Windsor. Tappits are fantastis too!!
I bought some great cutters on eBay from Malaysia! Cheaper than buying online locally, even with international shipping. Go to eBay and search for 'alphabet cookie cutters.' I also have Tappits upper and lower case and love them for smaller letters. I use with fondants and actually find the stickier fondants like Duff easier to work with. With MMF, I leave to dry like other poster and brush the Tappits with cornstarch first.
I struggled today with freehanding some letters- I am totally getting some clikstix!!