Tappit cutters are great for cutting out lettering and other themed decorations for your cakes, cupcakes & cookies.
What paste should you use?
Always use a strengthened paste such as flower paste, it is stronger, and therefore can be rolled much, thinner than any other paste. Make sure it is reasonably dry before starting – if you use a softer flower paste, or it is sticky, once rolled out leave it exposed to the air to dry a little for 10 mins before you start.
Using a light dusting of icing sugar or corn flour on a non-stick board, roll the paste out very thinly into a long strip. (almost as thin as you would when making flowers).
Place the cutter horizontally, at right angles to the paste, and cut out the letter, number or shape required. Push the cutter backwards and forwards to ensure there is a good cut. If in doubt, carefully turn over and rub your finger over the edges of the cutter as this also helps to neaten the edges of the shape too.
Give the cutter a gentle flick, or a ‘tap’ on the board edge to release. If it refuses to come out just place a pin in one corner of the letter and flick or tap again.