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FMM Lower Case Block Alphabet Tappit Cutters Set
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1. The fondant/gum paste has to be VERY thin. So think that you should be able to see the words of a printed page through the fondant when the fondant is placed on top of the page. Trust me, I was skeptical, but this is very important.
2. The letter cutters are connected on a plastic strip. To use, cut strips of fondant approximately the width of the letters. The fondant strip should be placed vertically and the letter cutter will be perpendicular to the fondant. Press down on the cutter. I slide the cutter back and forth to be sure I have a good cut.
3. Tap the end of the cutter on the table to release the letter from the cutter. This really works.
4. Let the letters dry for a few minutes before trying to place them on the cake. They will be easier to handle and you won't have to worry about the letters changing shapes.
These are a great size and I have no problems working with them!
If you don't want to search for a video, this is how I used them without my letters breaking or stretching:
You will want to grease the cutters with vegetable shortening when using them!
1. Roll your fondant quite thin and cut in strips wide enough for the letters. You will know what I mean when you get your cutters in the mail.
2. Let your fondant dry out! Forget everything you know about not letting the fondant dry when using these cutters! It MUST be dry or they won't work!
3. When your fondant is dry but still soft enough to cut through with your cutters, press the cutters into your fondant and swirl the cutter around on your work surface without picking it up. This will ensure you get clean cuts and no jagged edges hanging off the letters.
4. Literally TAP the letters out of the cutter onto your work surface. You may have to give it a hard tap but not so hard as to break your cutter!
5. Let the letters completely dry after they come out of the cutter!!! Another 20-30 minutes.
6. Pick up using a small pallet knife or spatula. Don't squeeze them!
7. Apply to the cake with piping gel, water, or vodka brushed on the back of the letters with a paint brush.
It is a good idea to make more letters than you need just in case you end up breaking them when handling.
1. Nowhere in the description is the actual size mentioned; I scoured all the reviews for an estimate (thank you reviewers). But even so, they were too small. The small letter (a, e, c) are 3/16". The larger ones (p, t, f) are 1/2 or 9/16".
2. The interior space of the cutters is also smaller (less wide) than represented in the picture, i.e., the result is not as "block letter-y". So the overall appearance is thin, does not stand out on a cake.
3. The construction of the cutters is such that one cannot push or pick out the letter if they stick. The plastic is thick and obstructive. If you roll the material out very thin, brush with cornstarch, let dry, you will prob be ok, but by that time the letters LOOK dry, and thin, and cracky. Again, not vibrant, does not stand out.
fyi - I tried on 100% fondant, fondant/gum paste mix, fondant/modeling chocolate mix. The one star is because they are affordable, arrived on time, and do not look cheap like they will break. Perhaps I will get my method down and become a bigger fan.
Also, this video from Global Sugar Art is super great. Remember, these are called Tappit because you tap the 'stick' of images on the counter to get the image to come out of the form. /www.youtube.com/watch?v=hERhCed6dWo
Use lots of cornstarch. The first video puts fondant on the letter and then goes over it with a rolling pin to make sure it goes all the way through. The GSA video just puts the plastic down on the fondant and rubs it around the counter, pressing down to make sure it goes through. In any case, you are tapping the plastic on the counter afterward to get the letter, etc. out. If you use enough cornstarch, you will be successful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Produces clean professional letters. Can be difficult to use at time. Must have thin gum paste or dryer fondant to work with. Literally tap out the letters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
These cutters were perfect for the project. Everyone loved the banner.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I love using these, they can be a little challenging at first but as soon as you get used to them there is no going back. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It help me for a small letters I needed for a cake You have to use a thin fondant and almost dry.Published 2 months ago by Alexandra Diaz
You cannot get the letters out in one piece. No amount of cornstarch or "gentle" (not so gentle) tapping will work. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Althea Oleander
These things are so small, the fondant sticks to them and breaks. Complete waste of money for what I needed them for.Published 6 months ago by Georgia Butcher
My favorite font for fondant letters! Just be aware that it's difficult to use with freshly rolled fondantPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
works great! I use it for fondant, to add accents to cakes and cupcakes.Published 7 months ago by JenniferGrove89