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.
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.
Is your knife sharp? Might be time for a new blade.