FMM Tappits Cutters MARINE Shape cutterS for Cake Decorating
Marine Shape Tappits Cutters From FMM
FMM Tappits Range – MARINE set From leading manufacter FMM. The cutter set includes 11 assorted maritime and marine cutters.
Made from food-safe plastic this set contains cutters for;
Starfish 35mm x 35mm, Octopus 27mm x 16mm, Clam style shell 30mm x 20mm, Shark 40mm x 12mm, Conch Style shell 35mm x 22mm, Seahorse 42mm x 11mm, Penguin 40mm 24mm, Dolphin 40mm x 18mm, Crab 40mm x 22mm, Ships' wheel 25mm x 25mm, and Anchor 43mm x 24mm
This Tappit set contains absolutely classic designs you will use again and again!
Perfect for a sailing or sea themed cake. Add to a little mermaid cake for brilliant detail!
Instructions and Tips for Use
This fantastic range of cutters from FMM are very versatile and simple to use.
Lightly grease a non-stick board with Trex or other white fat or shortening and roll out Mexican paste very thinly. (Other pastes may be used but I find Mexican to be the best as it doesn't stretch too much, can be rolled thinly and doesn't dry out too quickly)
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.
Press the tappit set firmly onto the paste ensuring that you press all areas of the cutter. 'Flick' the cutter off the paste by placing a fingernail under one end and lifting rapidly. The paste should remain on the board. Carefully peel away the excess paste leaving your required letters or shapes.
Lift the cut shapes with a palette knife and fix in position with a little edible glue.
As with Patchwork cutters the paste can be coloured before cutting out, painted or dusted with lustre colours before fixing in position.
You may need to practice a little to get the thickness of the rolled paste just right - it needs to be thin enough the cut through but be thick enough to allow the detail on the cutters to show.