How To Cut Fondant In Order To Get Clean Edge

Sugar Work By Stellina26 Updated 22 Apr 2016 , 12:11am by 810whitechoc

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Stellina26 Posted 20 Apr 2016 , 8:22pm
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Sorry to bother you with this question, I didn't find the answer on the forum. 

I am trying to cut fondant with my exacto knife but I still don't have a clean edge, and also my forms got "expanded" when I cut it. 

How do you cut the fondant ? do you mix fondant and gum paste, do you dry the fondant a while ? What are your tips ?

Thanks a lot for your help !!

Cheers from Switzerland

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Jinkies Posted 20 Apr 2016 , 9:38pm
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If I'm cutting a decoration out of fondant and I want it to be just fondant (no tylose, etc.) I always roll it out and put it in the fridge for a few minutes.  It firms it up enough that I can get a clean cut without stretching it out of shape.

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ropalma Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 1:17pm
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I make sure that the blade is very clean and I run a bit of shortening on the blade so it will slide.

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Pastrybaglady Posted 21 Apr 2016 , 9:23pm
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@Jinkies ‍ and @ropalma ‍ Great suggestions, thanks!

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810whitechoc Posted 22 Apr 2016 , 12:11am
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Cheers from Australia, Switzerland.

I agree with the above, just felt like saying Hi from the other side of the world because the forum is working and I now can smiley.png

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