cakewhiz Posted 11 Aug 2012 , 9:35pm
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I am looking to buy some new alphabet cutters. Right now, I have the Tappit script and funky fonts.....but I am looking for something different, stylish, and easy to use. Size 1 1/2" high by 1" wide or about that size. I use gumpaste as the medium.

Do you have an alphabet cutter set that you just love and can recommend to me? Thank you so very much!

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Cupcations Posted 12 Aug 2012 , 12:37am
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Sorry I'm no help lol but would love to know as well if there were any "an alphabet cutter set that you just love and can recommend to me"

I have the funky tappits, the Wilton set and the cricut and I find them all to be a big pain in the you know what....

crystal18_corpus Posted 12 Aug 2012 , 12:56am
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I just purchased Jello Jiggler letter cutters you can google them. They are so cute the shape check them out, They are red

DeniseNH Posted 12 Aug 2012 , 1:55am
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I have the tappits mentioned above but this weekend I needed something larger so I got out my chocolate molds, sprayed them with Pam and filled them with fondant then unmolded. Worked great.

HilmirFreyr Posted 12 Aug 2012 , 9:21pm
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I also have the funky tappit and another tappit which is very small, I find it easier working with the funky tappit but would a simple cutter. These are expensive where I live but going to the states in October and going to lose it then shopping cake supplies icon_smile.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 14 Aug 2012 , 11:16pm
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I love the Windsor ClickStix. I have all of the letter & # sets and I use them frequently.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/cat.php?cid=1158&s=&name=Windsor%20ClickStix

Rae

TaraLynRRT Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 1:30am
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I ordered Windsor ClickStix's from Global Sugar Arts and I really like them.

Chellescakes Posted 16 Aug 2012 , 6:23am
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I love my Clickstix too I just replaced all my nasty tappits with them.

kickasscakes Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 5:08am
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I love using letter cutters. I have some of the clickits, and some of the tappits, and am contemplating getting the jello jiggler letter cutters too. My question is how do people get nice uniform layers of letters... I mean sometimes people have a layer on top of a layer with a perfectly uniform (slightly larger) cut. I don't think it is just stretched a bit. It is 'too' perfect!

CasperCakeCreations Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 5:49am

I have done layered letters with my Cricut Cake. The trick is to roll your gum paste very thin directly onto the cutting mat, which has been greased, and then put it in the freezer before you try to cut them.
I too have the tappits Funky Font and have trouble getting them to release from the cutter without tearing. Does anyone have a suggestion?

HilmirFreyr Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 8:12am

Yes I have figured out a good way to work with the tappits, roll your fondant/gumpaste very thin and put a small amount of Crisco with your fingers on the letter tappit and press lightly but firmly the tappit onto the fondant/gumpaste making sure that the letter cut out does not stick to the tappit but when you lift the tappit back up the letter is left on the table and then you can remove it icon_smile.gif Works very well but you need to make sure not to press hard enough that the fondant gets stuck into the tappit but still hard enough to get the cut out onto the fondant and using Crisco is key, rub it on the tappit before pressing it into the fondant.

doramoreno62 Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 8:47am

In regards to getting the tappit letters to release, I roll out my gumpaste thin then let it sit for 10-15 minutes until the top dries. Then use the tappits like regular. They dont stick very often and if they do, just tap it on the counter and they pop right out. I think thats why they are called tappits!

CasperCakeCreations Posted 17 Aug 2012 , 9:53am

Thank you for the suggestions!

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