Lynne3 Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 1:20pm
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Recently I have to cut a lot of fondant strips.

They are used as stripes on cakes and need to be really precise.

To cut multiple amounts of precise (same size) strips of fondant, what do you use?
Straight edge ruler?
Ateco multi wheel cutter?
Something else???

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AMACakes Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 1:36pm
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I use the older style Wilton wheel cutter, but it's a big pain sometimes. I've heard the new one is much better.

poohsmomma Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 1:48pm
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I use a ruler and a pizza cutter.

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 5:47pm
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I use the Multi-Ribbon Cutter, too.

Here's a DIY big one.

http://cakes.keyartstudio.com/tutorials/item/83-diy-multi-blade-ribbon-strip-cutter.html

grandmomof1 Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 6:20pm
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JEM strip cutters are great. They have at least five different widths. These will cut nice smooth edged strips.

imagenthatnj Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 6:23pm
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grandmomomof1, I've heard they're good but that they are only 7 inches long. What happens when you need to cut a ribbon of 10 inches in length for example? How do you do that?

soledad Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 6:25pm
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I hope this is of help! icon_smile.gif

Always scroll down a link so that you get to the right info.

http://cakefixation.blogspot.com/

the next link might be useful if you have someone handy with tools and have it made for you, I tried but was unable to find the supplies I needed for it.

http://cakes.keyartstudio.com/tutorials/item/83-diy-multi-blade-ribbon-strip-cutter.html

I just make my stripes as follow...I cut plastic strips of the width I need as templates and cut stripes with a pizza cutter with the templates. Following cakes were done like that...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2252488/allie-cake

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2062348/orange-birthday

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

CIAO!

grandmomof1 Posted 7 Jun 2012 , 7:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

grandmomomof1, I've heard they're good but that they are only 7 inches long. What happens when you need to cut a ribbon of 10 inches in length for example? How do you do that?




Just move the cutter to the right and continue cutting your strips.

Chellescakes Posted 8 Jun 2012 , 6:40am

I use a pasta cutter , works like a pizza cutter only it has about five blades instead of one. Or you can use a pasta machine .

spring Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 12:54am

I use a ribbon cutter too. There is a tutorial on how I use it on my youtube channel if you want to take a look.

Minette

spring Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 12:57am

I use a ribbon cutter too. There is a tutorial on how I use it on my youtube channel if you want to take a look.

Minette

Pearl645 Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 4:12am

I have the wilton ribbon cutter. Not sure if it is the new or old one. I got it a year or 2 ago. It works ok. Not getting clean edges. Always have to go back and remove scrappy looking fondant edges

metria Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 4:34am

i recently purchased an adjustable dough cutter (made by ABC Valueline) at my local restaurant supply store:

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http://www.acemart.com/prod9202.html

i've only played with it once but i like it bunches. it's sharp, cuts smooth, and i didn't have to make it ... shrug, it was only 20 bucks and i have big plans for it. completely collapsed it can cut strips as narrow as 1 cm.

i have found that the more collapsed it is, the more careful you have to be about the placement of all the blades before locking it into place. it takes just a moment to even them all out so they're exactly the same distance apart, but it is a slight flaw.

i tried making gumpaste strips and also diamonds. worked well and was fun.

soledad Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 4:49am

Metria.... I have been looking for the dough cutter for a long time, all the places I have been go for $80.00 and up, even in the restaurant supply store that I went to! icon_sad.gif

I will asked for the VALUELINE product, maybe I will be lucky next time.

Thank you.


CIAO!

scp1127 Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 6:44am

Pasta machine for me too.

I haven't bought that multi cutter yet. I was going to use it for piecrusts. Amazon has it for about $24.00.

AnnieCahill Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 2:27pm

I bought the new Wilton ribbon cutter a couple of weeks ago with a 50% off coupon from Michael's. I will say that if I had paid full price for it I would have been very disappointed. It's a cool design but the plastic blades aren't cutting the mustard or the fondant for that matter. You have to press down really hard and even then the lines are not clean. I'm sure it's one of those things where you have to let the fondant dry out a bit and then cut it but if you use a higher quality fondant that doesn't dry quickly then you will definitely have some difficulty getting clean strips.

With that being said, I wonder if Wilton thinks a bunch of kindergarteners are using their products. Sometimes plastic just isn't the best option Wilton! Oh well, they never were known for their quality.

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 6:02pm
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Originally Posted by soledad

Metria.... I have been looking for the dough cutter for a long time, all the places I have been go for $80.00 and up, even in the restaurant supply store that I went to! icon_sad.gif

I will asked for the VALUELINE product, maybe I will be lucky next time.

Thank you.


CIAO!




Me too! It was always $85 plus.

http://www.pastrychef.com/Cutters-Spatulas-Combs-Knives_c_41.html

Thank you! I'll look for those.

soledad Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 6:48pm

metria... you really luck out !!!!!! I went to ABC valueline site and that dough cutter is at $102.00!!!

I am Sorry for me icon_cry.gif I just have to keep looking! icon_sad.gif

I am sorry also for going off the subject. icon_redface.gif

CIAO!

imagenthatnj Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 7:45pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by soledad

metria... you really luck out !!!!!! I went to ABC valueline site and that dough cutter is at $102.00!!!

I am Sorry for me icon_cry.gif I just have to keep looking! icon_sad.gif

I am sorry also for going off the subject. icon_redface.gif

CIAO!




Soledad, it still comes to $20.95 if you click on the link under Metria's picture.

metria Posted 10 Jun 2012 , 11:44pm

ha! i should buy a lot of these and sell 'em on ebay at those prices!!!

but i do remember why it took me so long to buy one. i had looked for them online and baulked at the price too. even the cheaper ones seemed to have very high shipping costs! then i saw my nearest restaurant supply store had them on their website and made the mental note to look for it in-store next time i went. now i let my daughter play with my Wilton ribbon cutter icon_wink.gif

derbyfour Posted 12 May 2013 , 11:02pm

There is a multi - blade expandable wheel cutter that you can buy (5 or 7 blades).  Looks like a metal expandable rack with cutting wheels on the end of the rows.
 

AndreasCakes Posted 12 May 2013 , 11:09pm

I use the Wilton ribbon cutter. http://www.globalsugarart.com/fondant-ribbon-cutter-embosser-set-by-wilton-p-20425.html

 

Just used it yesterday for a loopy bow. I don't have the same issues that someone else posted about unclean lines or having to press really hard. It works fine for me and my MMF.

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