Hey all, anyone know how to make a cutter from a stencil? I have this beautiful stencil of a couple dancing, but I would much rather figure a way to make it with fondant, not buttercream. I've thought of using my exacto knife (sp?) and just doing that on the fondant... any other suggestions?
Athere is a real good tutorial on this site and many on the internet on how to make cookie cutters -- there's also a nifty kit you can buy to make your own -- I'm pretty sure it's available on amazon -- if I was on my other computer I'd get the links for you -- but just post back here if you have any trouble finding them --
best to you
AIt's called a Scalpel! Cut it!
Cutting it out with an exacto or scalpel will be easier than making a cutter from it.
Ayes if you just need a few cutting them out is easier -- if you do decide to make a cutter-- if you cut out your pattern out on quarter inch foamcore you can bend your cutter material around that -- it's not difficult at all
K8memphis,that is a brilliant idea!!!! Foam core to make the shape and then to make the cutter!!! Thank you.
oh cool! thank you --
you still need some rounded shapes like a pen and a sharpie to make small and large rounded areas -- and something to help you make a sharp corner -- like some kind of wedge -- because the material is so bendable it will crack on you if you wiggle it much -- if it does crack -- no worries -- just glue another piece on top of it
and the thing to remember most of all is to keep it square with the table top when you are shaping and when you glue/tape it together --
best to you
Thanks all for these suggestions! I ended up just stenciling it on with buttercream. I was afraid it wouldn't be smooth like fondant but I used my bench scrape to remove the excess icing. It turned out just like a fondant cut out so I was pleased. You can see the final result in my bridal shower cake below :)
you did great! looks perfect