Cutting out 2D Fondant Pieces
Hi All, I’m making a cake for my daughter next month. It will be iced with buttercream but I would love to do a flat fondant decoration to place either on the side of the cake or on top but I’ve never done that before. I tried last night just to see what I can do and either my fondant was too soft or I didn’t have the right cutting utensils or both! I was using Duff’s fondant mixed with a little gumpaste..I tried using both an x-acto knife and one of the wilton gumpaste tools that’s like a little knife but the fondant kept sticking and the edges are all jagged…I did use cornstarch to prevent sticking but it didn’t work when I was trying to cut out a big circle that I want for the shape of a head/face. Will anyone be nice enough to guide me a little in the right direction? Also, is it too early to start this type of decoration? Her party is on 7/21. I don’t want it to get rock hard as it will be laying flat on the cake and it will probably be hard to cut through it.
Thx all! :)