Cut strips of fondant equal in size using the Fondant Trimmer or a pizza cutter. Use this formula to determine strip size:
Height of cake + 1 in. x desired width + 1/4 in.
(5 in. cake + 1 in. x 2 in. strips + 1/4 in. = 6 x 2-1/4 in. strips)
Keep the strips covered under the Gum Paste Storage Board flap or with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.