Have you ever wondered how the pretty font is made on cake boards and cake plaques? The answer is Tappits , which are cutters that can be used with fondant and gumpaste. I use the Funky Alphabet and Numbers Set by FMM. The tappits are simple to use and take a lot of the guess work out of lettering for cake decorating.
Small Rolling Pin
Small Paint Brush
Fondant or Gumpaste
I will be using fondant for this tutorial. It helps to put the fondant in the freezer for a few minutes so that it will firm up and will be less stretchy.
- Roll out fondant to 1/8 of an inch. (1/16 of an inch is good also)
- Cut however many squares you need for the word that you are trying to make.
- I will be making the word bake, so only four squares are needed. They don't have to be perfect.
- Find the letter that you are going to need on your tappit.
- Press it firmly into the fondant and wiggle it around until the edges start to detach.
- Carefully pull the edges from the letter.
This is what the lettering should look like when you are done with the steps above.
- Bend the tappit back slightly and tap it against your nonstick surface.
- This should release the lettering from the tappit.
There are two options for releasing the insides of the letters. You could:
- Poke the end of a small paintbrush through the inside of the letter while it is in the tappit.
- Lift the letter up once it is on the nonstick surface and poke the insides out.
Here is what the final product looks like. I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial and learned something new. Have a great week.
Savor The Baking,