Patchwork cutters / embossers have been developed to assist new and experienced cake decorators to create their individual designs with flair and originality. Cut out designs with gum paste, fondant or the Mexican Paste recipe included with the cutters (Mexican Paste calls for gum tragacanth, powdered sugar and water). The cutters can also be used as an embosser in fondant covered cakes or buttercream iced cakes (allow buttercream to crust before embossing). Create beautiful side designs with this embossing set. For best results, emboss into a firm cake. Set includes 11 cutters. Swag and side designs are 3 1/4" wide and vary in height from 1/4" - 1 1/4": Other designs range from 3/8"- 2 1/4". Complete instructions included with each cutter.