kathyolvera Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 12:13am
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I see lots of curly letters made of Fondant that looks almost flat.. what are you using to create them?? A cutter? (like Silhouette) or cookie cutters? 

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darkchocolate Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 12:27am
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Are you maybe talking about the Funky Letter tappits? Like in this photo? If so, that is what I used for this cake.

I had so much fun doing this bright and colorful birthday cake.  All the accents are made from MMF.  I love the lollipops and "wrapped candy".  The base of each cake is MMF gumdrops and the wrapped candy.

kathyolvera Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 12:38am
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YES! Thanks.. 

MBalaska Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 7:20am
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Wow.....that cake had a big pop of color, very creative. Your lettering really stands out.

darkchocolate Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 9:38am
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Wow.....that cake had a big pop of color, very creative. Your lettering really stands out.

MBalaska,

 

Thank you!  I love the bright colors from the Americolor Electric line. That cake was such a fun cake.  My favorite are the lollipops that I made with MMF.

darkchocolate Posted 24 Aug 2013 , 9:46am
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YES! Thanks.. 

Beware, they are aggravating to work with.  I practiced twice, I am so glad I didn't wait until I was decorating the cake.

 

Not something I look forward to doing again.  I will, but at least I am more prepared.

Dee16 Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 1:27am
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Somewhere I read a post to smack the tapit on the edge of knife or other surface - instead of snapping the tapit onto the table. Amazing how much better the letters fell out!!  I roll out my fondant/gumpaste/modeling chocolate, etc.  really thin too - sometimes too thin & don't get the details. Dusting your material with cornstarch is very helpful too.

darkchocolate Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 9:29am
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Somewhere I read a post to smack the tapit on the edge of knife or other surface - instead of snapping the tapit onto the table. Amazing how much better the letters fell out!!  I roll out my fondant/gumpaste/modeling chocolate, etc.  really thin too - sometimes too thin & don't get the details. Dusting your material with cornstarch is very helpful too.

That is interesting about snapping it on a knife or other surface. I wonder what makes it work better?  I did have better luck with spraying cooking spray on my tappits, but it was still aggravating.  I used the corn starch and powdered sugar the first time and that wasn't much better.  Plus the fact that my letters were coated with a powdery substance, that wasn't easy to wipe off.

samash Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 10:21am
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ARoll out the fondant fairly thin, then let it dry slightly before using it - about 5 minutes - and dust the cutters with a little bit of cornflour and tap off. They cut beautifully then.

darkchocolate Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 10:34am
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Roll out the fondant fairly thin, then let it dry slightly before using it - about 5 minutes - and dust the cutters with a little bit of cornflour and tap off. They cut beautifully then.

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