Cutting Fondant Accents

Decorating By WeezyS Updated 6 Aug 2012 , 3:28pm by manddi

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WeezyS Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:09pm
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Just a simple question about fondant. I've cut fondant inserts etc. with an xacto knife a few times, but have one problem. It seems when I start cutting, the fondant tends to stretch.
Should I let the fondant dry slightly, or am I doing something wrong?
For instance, If a want to cut a cross, I don't get sharp corners, or very straight lines I hope someone understands what I am trying to say, it's a little hard to explain. Thanks for any help.

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Bluehue Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 2:38pm
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Yes, you have explained yourself perfectly.

Once you roll your fondant out - let it air dry for about 4 - 5 minutes.
Then start cutting out your shape.

Once your fondant has air dried - you can even flip the piece over so as the softer side is easier for you to get your knife through - whilst the firmer side is underneath.

Either way - this will stop the stretching and your cross/shape will keep its shape.


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manddi Posted 6 Aug 2012 , 3:28pm
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Is your knife sharp? Might be time for a new blade.

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