Fondant Cut Outs!

How can you not love cute 2D characters!  Ok so I know what you are thinking... that is SO hard!  But I am here to tell you that it is SOOO not!  Have you ever played with playdough?  Ok, so it might have been a while but it is pretty much the same thing!  And the big difference is that this tastes a lot better than playdough:).

Also, since you most likely won't have the cookie cutter shape of what you want to make this is a quick tutorial on just how to make a 2D cut out of anything you want!

So here we go.. how to make a 2D character for your cake!!


* A print out (paper template) of what you want to cut
* Marshmallow Fondant (commercial fondant doesn't work as well for this technique although Wilton can be ok).  Find many recipes on YouTube

* Small sharp knife

* KitchenAid pasta roller

* Powdered sugar

* Shortening


Step 1.  Roll out your fondant using your pasta roller.  You might prefer a certain thickness, I prefer setting 1 or 2 and also the xtra wide setting by 'backing-up' the knob (not an exact setting but works great!)

Step 2.  Let your fondant 'firm' for at least 5-10 minutes.  **this part only works with marshmallow or our Cake Couture fondant... commercial fondant dries out.  Allowing your fondant to firm leads to very clean-cut looking pieces**

Step 3.  Place your template on top of the fondant and gently cut out your print out.

Step 4.  Adhere to cake using Shortening.

And that is it!
Happy fondant cake making!:)



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