FMM Straight Frill Cutters Pack of 4 - Set TWO (Patterns 5-8)
Straight Frill Cutters - Set Two Patterns 5-8
The Frill cutters SET 5-8, manufatured by FMM sugarcraft, contains four cutters for making beautiful border edges and frills. SET Two contains cutters 5,6,7 and 8. These cutters feature a Heart, a Flower Blossom a droplet and a Zig Zag cutter.
Like the other sets, these cutters are very versatile and can be frilled with cocktail sticks and added in a similar way to Garrett frills but with the added advantage of different edge finishes.
I particularly like the droplet style placed over a straight garett frill to give an arabian style decorative finish to the frill. The heart frill cuts out the little hearts so that you get a lacey finish - perfect for valentines day or engagements! - the blossom works the same way. You can use the zig zag for a top edge or as a ribbon cutter
Great in combination with sets one and three - all you could ever want for straight frills!
Instructions and Tips for Use
This fantastic range of cutters from FMM are very versatile and simple to use.
Roll out Mexican paste very thinly on a non-stick board. You can also use a mix with sugarpaste for a softer finish if using as a cake covering.
Very lightly dust the top surface of your paste with Cornflour (cornstarch) a tip here is to put the flour into a muslin cloth and simply wipe across the top surface - that way you don't get too much onto the paste. Cut out your required shape with the straight frill cutters.
If frilling the edge of the shape, dust the board lightly with a little cornflour. Use a cocktail stick or frill stick (I love the Holly products ceramic frilling sticks for this as they give a great patterns as well!) and roll over the edge to lift the paste in a frill.
Make sure you keep moving the paste to stop it sticking to the board.
For a softer frill lift the shape onto a PME Foam Pad and frill the edges with the PME Dog Bone Tool or ball tool.
If making a barbie doll novelty cake these are perfect for giving her a ball gown look by layering frills over the skirt!
Lift the cut shapes with a palette knife and fix in position with a little of Squires edible glue.