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cutting out fondant icing - scalpel?

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theendoftheshowshow Fri 15-Apr-16 13:15:52

Need to make a cake which involves a football club crest. Never attempted anything like this before.

Was thinking of making a cardboard template and then cutting round with a scalpel - does that sound ok?

Going to use ready to roll fondant, was wondering if it was better to roll it and then leave it for a bit to harden before cutting?

Excited101 Sat 16-Apr-16 22:20:55

Any sharp knife will do it, or scalpel.

I would cut it straight away but you might get a different effect by leaving it, try both? If you want it to be really thin I'd use flowerpaste instead of sugarpaste though.

rosyleigh Sat 14-May-16 09:20:43

Cut straight away or you won't get clean lines once it dries

UniversalTruth Sat 14-May-16 09:54:51

For straight lines I use a pizza cutter too, but I assume the crest will be curvy. I would make a template then put it on the icing and use a small sharp knife to cut around it. Ready roll usually only comes in white - sainsburys do good blocks of coloured fondant icing if you need other colours.

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