Who doesn’t like their cake and pastries to look super attractive and photogenic? Whether you are making it for a friend’s birthday party, your siblings’ anniversary, or your client if you have a business your cake should not only taste delicious but also needs to look aesthetic and properly sculpted and decorated by the fondant letters. And that’s where we tend to mess up because of a lack of technique to properly cut the fondant in the proper shape.
So in this article, we will learn the right technique to use the fondant alphabet cutters that would make your cake or pastries look super appealing, perfectly sculpted, and photogenic. For that, you may use some Alphabet fondant cutter of different styles, fonts, uppercase, lowercase, etc
Step 1: The first step is to harden or solidify your fondant
To make a hole into your fondant and add CMC or Tylose powder. This powder would dry and become hardened and protect your fondant from getting spoiled or torn.
Step 2: Roll your fondant using a rolling pin from 1 to 1.5 mm thin. You may be afraid of messing it up but the CMC powder would help you not to tear your fondant.
Step 3: To cut the particular alphabets you need to cut you’re rolled fondant into strips. Make sure that your strips are thicker than your fondant alphabet cutter.
Step 4: Give it a good 10-15 minutes to dry and harden up. If you start using it right after you cut the strips then there’s a high chance you won’t get the right shape. So be patient and give it a good 10-15 minutes before you start using the alphabet cutters.
Step 5: The next step that you want to do is place your finger at the back of an alphabet that you want to use. After that place, your cutter on the fondant and gently push it downwards, and slightly give it a flutter. You will find your fondant stuck on your cutter with the desired shade of the alphabet.
Step 6: Use light hands to tap your fondant scale on a tray; these will make the fondant letter fall off the tray. Don’t be too harsh with the process or else it might fall off your cutter with an improper shape.
Step 7: Repeat the same process until you have shaped all your alphabets. Make sure to place them on the tray according to the message that you want to write on your cake. Also, make sure to keep adequate space between the letters.
Step 8: Keep them at a dry and safe place overnight which will make your fondant dry out and harden up utterly. Meanwhile Cross check that you have input all the alphabets that are required in your message.
Step 9: Use something small and thin like a Cocktail stick to remove the leftover fondant on your fondant alphabet cutter. If you let it stay put inside your cutter then likely the next time you don’t get the flawless alphabet out of your cutter.
Step 10: The final step is to place your fondant alphabet on your cake or pastries. For that, you need to use a thin paintbrush dip it into the water, and wet the back of your fondant letter. These fondants are too brittle so make sure that you hold them gently. Don’t over-wet your fondant or else you might make it too shifty and hard to stick. Place the fondant letter according to your board it circles them place them following a curve
Using this step-by-step guide starting from using the FMC Powder, rolling into a sheet, cutting thin strips, and placing the cutter on your fondant to print the desired shape will help you to create a flawless fondant letter that would enhance the charm of your cake and would add into making yours or someone else’s birthday incredibly special.