How Do Get A Smooth Edge Cutting Fondant While On The Cake?

Decorating By jeepsterchick Updated 19 Apr 2012 , 3:15pm by jeepsterchick

jeepsterchick Posted 5 Apr 2012 , 2:28pm
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I did a two layer fondant, so I could cut out of windows and have white under the red. Using an Exacto Knive, it leaves rough edges, I tried to smooth them, very difficult while on a cake. I know I've seen nice cuts "Post-Cake" application. PIzza cutter wouldn't work in such a tiny application...
Thank you!

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aprilismaius Posted 5 Apr 2012 , 5:58pm
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Cindy, first, make sure you always use a brand new exacto blade. I have found that greasing it with shortening helps. Clean off the accumulated sugar as you go and reapply shortening. good luck!

DianeLM Posted 5 Apr 2012 , 6:26pm
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Let the fondant rest on the cake for a few minutes -- especially if it was really warm and soft when it was applied. If it feels like it's dragging, stop cutting and wait a few more minutes.

Also, you can try not cutting all the way through on the first slice. Make several shallow cuts instead.

arlenej Posted 17 Apr 2012 , 12:46am
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PME Cutting Wheels

jeepsterchick Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 3:15pm
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Thank you - I have another one to do tonight...Brand New Knife in hand. I will try the suggestions...and get a PME Wheel cutter..goodie one more toy to accumulate!


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