I have tappits but have been thinking about buying the clikstix, upper and lower case and wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts about them, good or not so good? Thanks
I have the FMM tappits and love them. Haven't used Clickstix.
bought them and used them on a cake two wks ago...Loved them! so much easier than trying to dig the fondant out of the tappits or banging hard enough to break them. I read folks let fondant harden a bit before using tappits but I still did not have much luck with them...but he stiks are divine...push the backs and out the letters pop! Hurrah...someone with a little imagination. Thanks to whoever thought of them.
I love the clikstix. I also love my tappits. Once you get the hang of them, they're pretty easy.
I also have the upper & lower alphabet clikstik and love them! It took a couple of tries before I got the hang of them. Great product!
Any suggestions on how to use the clikstix? My tappits were working fine but these won't work for me, they keep getting stuck on the counter, whether I use cornstarch on a clean countertop or if I use shortening on the countertop (which is what I do with my tappits). GSA won't take them back since I opened them. How am I supposed to know if I like them if I don't open them and use them??
Roll out your fondant or gumpaste and let it air dry for a few minutes. Depending on how soft your fondant is, it may take as long as 20 minutes.
Then, try it with the cornstarch. The clikstix are meant to work by picking up the cut-out, as opposed to having it stuck to the work surface.
I have never used tappits but LOVE my Clikstiks!! I let my fondant air dry for a few minutes before I use it. There is a "how to" video (don't remember who or have address but just google) and that is quite helpful.
Thank you Diane and saapena. I did see the video from the Australian cake company but it still wasn't working for me. . . I used some Fondx for it and not homemade MMF and let it sit a bit and for the most part it worked. Having some issues with letters on the end like the "a" and I think the "n" is on the end but it will take some practice. I do fine with the tappits but thought this would be faster. They are larger than I expected as well but I suppose I am stuck with them now. Thanks for the advice, I will tinker with them.
I love the clikstiks, I find that I have a hard time sometimes getting the thickness of the fondant/gumpaste right. Sometimes I get extra indents from the plunger part (not sure what it is called). Any hints?