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Hi guys and gals!

 

So not too long ago I bought myself a nice Xacto Knife with padded sides and an ergonomic handle (the Porche of Xactos!), and I'm not too sure I am in love with it.

 

I find fondant sticking too it more often than not, and all in all it just seems a little small.

 

My detailed cuts (letters for instance), all seem to come out fairly rough to my eye because the Xacto tugs this way and that way, plus the stickage.

 

So I am just curious what the consensus is on a decent cutting instrument for general and detailed fondant work in order to produce clean and accurate cuts.

 

Thanks <3

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I tried everything and I find that blades work best. I put a little grease on the blade before starting and I use a new blade when I start a project. They are very cheap at about 5 cents each.
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Hi guys and gals!

 

So not too long ago I bought myself a nice Xacto Knife with padded sides and an ergonomic handle (the Porche of Xactos!), and I'm not too sure I am in love with it.

 

I find fondant sticking too it more often than not, and all in all it just seems a little small.

 

My detailed cuts (letters for instance), all seem to come out fairly rough to my eye because the Xacto tugs this way and that way, plus the stickage.

 

So I am just curious what the consensus is on a decent cutting instrument for general and detailed fondant work in order to produce clean and accurate cuts.

 

Thanks <3


I think it depends on what the project is.  I do find Xacto blades can pull at the fondant unless the fondant is set up some or chilled and I'm careful only to use the tip.

 

I do like to use a razor blade for detail when I need to make small straight cuts with a downward motion.  I believe AZ recommends a box cutter blade (without the handle).  It will make sharp cuts like a razor with the advantage of longer cuts. 

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I rub a little bit of shortening on my blade before I cut with it, just a tiny bit. Takes care of any rough edges or pulling for me.

I use the ones that look like pens with a blade at the end, no idea what the proper name is, lol.

They look like this http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-e-z-grip-knife/

 

The box cutter is awesome for long cuts

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Shortening in the blade & soften the jagged edges.

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Shorting for the blade - thanks for the tip!

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Was just going to pimp the box cutter blades, thanks J! For anything straight, that's what I use, downward cuts using the length of the blade, not in the typical motion of dragging the blade to make a cut.
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