Cutting Out Fondant Shapes

Decorating By TSG177 Updated 26 Apr 2009 , 2:24am by TSG177

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TSG177 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 12:46am
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Hi Everyone, Maybe someone can help me. Every time I cut out my fondant shapes or flowers with either the metal cutters or daisy cutters they never cut smooth. There is some extra on the shape or flower. I hope this makes sense. It is not a clean sharp cut. Does anyone have any suggestions? This happens with new cutters. It is just driving me crazy. Thanks!

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whitet4 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 12:55am
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I use a little vodka, or extract on a paint brush and it "brushes" away. I also cut it out stick it in the freezer for a second so that the shape doesn't get distorted when I pick it up.

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blondeez Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 1:04am
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When I use metal or plastic cutters, I like to dust the cutter with a little powder sugar or cornstarch. It keeps the foundant from sticking and gives a cleaner cut.

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Alice1230 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 1:05am
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I'd love to know how to fix this too!

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icer101 Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 1:06am
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i roll out my fondant on powder sugar... not too thick .. not too thin... whether a metal cutter or plastic.. i press hard.. sorta move in a circular motion. and it usually comes out clean.. sometimes daisy, gerbera daisies, flowers like that.. they are harder to cut clean.. you can .. after cutting thru... turn it upside down. and roll small rolling pin over it too. that helps a lot.. i dust lightly as i said under the fondant. and also lightly on top of fondant.. this is just easier for me.hth

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marilu Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 1:14am
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have you tried to dip the edge of the cutters in cornstarch? That works for me icon_wink.gif

whitet4: the freezer idea for avoiding distorted shapes sounds great!! i'll definitely give it a try!

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TSG177 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:24am
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I will be making a Mother's Day cake and will try these suggestions out!

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