I tried to use Wilton's letter cutters and the fondant kept getting stuck in the cutters. What should I do? SHould I just use cookie cutters? Please explain how I can get the letters out without breaking them.
Thanks in advance!
Add some tylose or gumtex to your fondant or use 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. Roll it out thin and let it dry a bit. You can put a bit of shortening on the cutter before using it. Try cutting now.
I ended up making my own tool to remove the fondant from mine and now I use that tool for a lot of different things. What I did was - I tool a piece of dowel about 4" long and slightly sharpened one end (not to a complete point). I then took a sewing pin (the kind with the little colored balls on the end) and pushed the pin about 1/3 of the way into the sharpened end of the dowel. I can now take this tool and get inside of the cutter to push the fondant out. This tool also has come in handy when sculpting. Make the ball on the pin is smooth so you don't leave any marks on your fondant.
I use to have problems with these cutters. Now, I roll out my fondant and allow it to dry for a few minutes before cutting out my letters. I also dip my cutters in cornstarch before each cut. No more trouble with them sticking. I've also noticed that they work much better if your fondant is rolled thin. 1/8 of an inch or so.
If you have a celboard, this technique doesnt fail. Some people use shiny placemats
for it too, but I prefer the celboard.
Tonedna- i love your youtube videos! Thanks for all of the help, you ladies are truly so helpful.
i have the same cutters and I was having the same problem. Now I roll out my fondant on a plastic mat covered in shortening to hold it in place and then dip the cutters in cornstarch. Works like a charm.
Thanks for the suggestions. I used the shortening and cornstarch and the worked like a charm.