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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? 

post #2 of 10

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.

post #3 of 10
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YES! Thanks.. 

post #4 of 10

Wow.....that cake had a big pop of color, very creative. Your lettering really stands out.

Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post

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.

post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by kathyolvera View Post

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.

post #7 of 10

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.

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Originally Posted by Dee16 View Post

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.

post #9 of 10
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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Originally Posted by samash View Post

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.

Thanks!

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