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Plunge cutting fondant

Gluten Free

Plunge cutting fondant is a great way to easily add details to your cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.

Plunger cutters come in all different shapes and sizes, from geometric to flowers and leaves. Some cutters are simply cutters, while others cut and emboss realistic designs into the fondant or gum paste. Using plunger cutters is a great way to get started working with fondant or gum paste if you haven’t had any experience using them before. They are simple to use, inexpensive, and offer a wide range of decorating options.

12 Servings

Instructions

  1. Sieve icing sugar onto your work area, rolling pin and plate. Knead the icing to soften. Roll the icing out to about 4mm thick. ( I use an icing smoother to get my icing nice and smooth & shiny before cutting out my decorations)

  2. Holding the cutter at the base, cut down into the fondant and lift out. With the fondant piece still in the cutter, use thumb to rub over the edges of the cutter. This gets rid of any extra pieces.

  3. Place cutter back down onto work surface and push the plunger down. This will emboss the details onto the fondant piece. Lift cutter and press plunger again, this time to release the shape from the cutter. Place the cut out shape on to a flat surface if you want it to dry flat, place shapes into formers or use the side of a plate etc if you do not want them to dry flat.

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