Has anyone used them? Are they easy? Do you like them?
or even patchwork cutters in general?
I love Patchwork cutters. I have the bugs and butterflies one (I probably have at least half of all of the Patchwork Cutters made ). This video is from our very own Tonedna and will give you the basic information even though she uses a different brand for the lettering. Patchwork Cutters recommends use of a bit of shortening on the board beneath your gumpaste (i do not have good results with fondant or other soft paste) and a wee little bit of shortening on the face of the cutter. Also, roll very thin and allow to dry just a bit on the surface - thick paste will always stick in the cutter. Check out
I keep a stash of "cured" Patchwork butterflies ready to use on last-minute cakes.
Oh my goodness! Thank you so much. The tutorial was great. I think I'm going to get them. They've been staring me down in my catalogue for a while now, but I was afraid I'd get them and not like them. I have been stuck in a cake decorating rut and I want to try some new things. My SIL asked me to do a cake for her and she said I could do whatever I wanted. I think this will be perfect. Thanks a lot!
The video is on tappits, which are different from patchwork cutters.
I love Patchwork cutters & have a lot of them, Marion Frost says you should use them with Mexican Paste but I use gumpaste & do not have any problems.
I have several patchwork cutters too. I like using them. Last Sept, I had a birthday dinner for my family to celebrate all the birthdays -8 between middle of Aug to first of Oct. I made each birthday person -8 their own cakes. I used the patchwork cutters for several of them. I made the patchwork cutouts ahead of time to help me save time making that many cakes. I use gum paste and they dry hard and are pretty easy to do. There are several patchwork cakes in my pics.
Thanks for the help guys. I have a stupid question. What do you do if you want the figure to be different colors but it's all one cutter?
Paint with either dry dusts (more difficult for small areas) or make a liquid with luster or petal dust and clear alcohol - or even food markers. The cutters give a lot of details that can be painted.
Thanks. That was what I assumed, but I wasn't sure.