My Cricut Success With Gumpaste

Decorating By Jenn2179 Updated 19 Oct 2010 , 4:29pm by cloetzu

dutchy1971 Posted 5 Sep 2009 , 1:52am
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just one machine. Some people have a different set of mats and blades for each craft. HTH

cloetzu Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:01pm
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I love the idea of combining the use of a cricut and cake decorating!!! thanks for sharing your experience! maybe I missed it but just wondering what you do to the cutting mat before and during - I mean do you clean off the sticky glue that comes on it before starting and if so how? and then what do you use to get the fondant or gumpaste to 'stick' to the mat so it doesnt' move?

justsweet Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 7:13pm
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Who has cut the rubber circles from their Cricut? Did you have any problems and does it still work with paper.


the DVD is great by the way.

shanasweets Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:00am
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Here is a link to my first project with my new cricuit expression. love my new toy. can't wait to see what else I get to do with it.

tatorchip Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 4:09am
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Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

Here is a link to my first project with my new cricuit expression. love my new toy. can't wait to see what else I get to do with it.

wow love it, you did a great job

zdebssweetsj Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 8:54pm
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I just got my cricut expressions a few weeks ago I've tried a few images with gum paste/fondant mixed, not nearly as successfully as yours. I just bought the deep cut blade maybe that will help. How thick is your gum paste, did you let it set before the cut?????? Help!!!!

shanasweets Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 10:55pm
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I used my pasta machine and went to 4 on it for thickness. This is about the middle. You have to use the deep blade, won't work without it. I placed my gumpaste out on the mat and let it set about 15 min, minimum. Actually some of them were left longer. (i got side tract) My blade was set on 4. Pressure min (2nd bar I think) speed on 3rd bar.

I did find doing letters below 2 inches was hard. Also after you cleanned the sticky off your mat. You want to place shortening on the mat for your gumpast to stick. I had to reapply after a couple times.

Have fun and just play with it.

PS if you are using markers, make sure you have on the lowest pressure, otherwise it digs in and doesn't write.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 1:17am
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Originally Posted by ninatat

michaels has a 50% off coupon this week

Cricut is usually excluded from the coupons though!

zdebssweetsj Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 2:55am
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I don't know if anyone has tried this, I have use the backing from a frosting sheet to put my gum paste on, so far it has adhered well without slipping, still don't have my thickness of gum paste worked out yet. I haven't had time to remove the sticky from my mat. Frosting sheets do cut really nice and are easy to apply to cake(butter cream or fondant).

mommabuda Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 2:24pm
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I haven't read through all 15 pages of this topic but wanted to mention another idea for those of you using the Cricut. There is a computer program called SCAL out there that you can purchase and make your own designs on it. It is AMAZING and you won't have to purchase those expensive cartridges anymore. I haven't bought one cartridge since I got SCAL and I have literally thousands of images on my computer to choose from or make my own. You can use any fonts as well off of the internet for cutting.

I haven't used it for fondant yet but am tempted to. I'm worried about the fondant getting the blade dirty. anyone have problems with that? I use my Cricut for so many other things though, I've done SOOOO much with it, it really is worth the money IMO.

sugarMomma Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 2:34pm
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where do you get SCAL?

bakingyummies Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 10:36am
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Hi, wondering if anyone know where i can get the machine in Singapore?

tatorchip Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 12:47pm
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Originally Posted by sugarMomma

where do you get SCAL?

SuggaRose Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by cjshoemake

WOO HOO!!! I finally did it!! icon_biggrin.gif I was able to convert my jpeg into svg and import it on SCAL!!! Yea! I did it with several pics so I know it was not a fluke! icon_razz.gif
This link saved me!
Check it out, some GREAT video tutorials!!!

My day is starting off good, hopefully it stays that way. Yesterday was a wasted day trying to figure that thing out!

Thx for that link I agree great tutorials icon_biggrin.gif ...that really helped me. btw while checking out their other tutorials I saw scrappydew posted a coupon code for 10% off. It says it expires on the 11-30

bobbisdesigns Posted 6 May 2010 , 12:55pm
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I need Linda Mcclure's recipe for gum paste.bobbisdesigns

cloetzu Posted 19 Oct 2010 , 4:29pm
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I just added some tips on my blog - basically the ONLY variable in this process is the fondant/gumpaste so figuring out the correct 'pliability' is the key.

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