This Damask Cake Has Got Be Done With Cricut...right???

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 23 Jul 2009 , 9:23pm by __Jamie__

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:05am
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_M62H2afg_YE/SXUy5Wct4zI/AAAAAAAAAgo/D9fK_HPWNCo/s400/black%2Bdamask%2Bcake.jpg


I've looked at this cake many times, and low and behold, I get a request for it today.

Are these patterns that would be on a Cricut machine? I have googled the poo out of it too, damask cutter, damask impression, you name it. The closest thing I come up with is a damask rose cutter. All I get are stencils in the results for searches. Barf! I do not want to stencil....no way. And unless this is the cleanest dang stenciling job Ive ever seen....it's cut out from something. Right? Please tell me it is.

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Texas_Rose Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:07am
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Well, you wanted a reason to get a Cricut...now you have one icon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:14am
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Lol Texas..I know I need one anyways, but I feel like a doof for saying oh yeah no problem, I can do that. I didn't even stop to think of where those patterns are from. Upon closer inspection, they look like an assortment of different flourishes and scrolls, like they were pieced together. And in that case from probably 5 different $80 cartridges, huh? ((sigh)) Oh well. I hope that will do it. No way am I gonna stencil.

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:14am
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well, one could take a stencil -- lay it on fondant
run rolling pin over it to make it mark the fondant.
then take very sharp knife (like x-acto) and cut it out.................

(ow...my hand hurts just thinking about it!)

tho' if cricut does make the dies for this......makes for a very good reason to use that 40% off coupon at Michaels/A.C Moore/Hobby Lobby week after week (maybe even all 3 in one week?) until you have all the parts needed

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:22am
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Oh I wish Doug....I've always noticed that those coupons specifically exclude Cricut equipment.

And yes, I am rather handy with an Exacto, and could get away with doing the larger flourishes, but I'd die doing the little ones. Ouch is right!

KathysCC Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:23am
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I thought there were special cutters made for these, doesn't Global Sugar Art sell something like it?

Really, a Cricut??? How would you do that? icon_confused.gif

joy5678 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:26am
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Hate to sound stupid but what is a Cricut? That is a beautiful cake, and I would also like to know how it is done.

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:31am
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Oh girls, you guys have missed the newest rage...Cricut machine for gumpaste! Yep! It works! Anything you can cut with a paper in a Cricut, you cando with GP. Theres a few active threads about it now!

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:32am
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Cricut (a machine originally developed for scarpbookers to be able to make all kinds of cut die-cut designs to gussy up their pages with)

just type cricut into the search box here:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-forums-search.html

to find all the threads on it.


of course, Cakers will co-opt ANYTHING we can to make our cakes icon_rolleyes.gif

the mother ship page for it:
http://www.cricut.com/default.aspx

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:34am
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In fact, if Cricut looks at their sales over the past couple of weeks, and in the months to come, I bet see a spike in sales from all of us! icon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by KathysCC

I thought there were special cutters made for these, doesn't sell something like it?

Really, a Cricut??? How would you do that? icon_confused.gif



I thought there were too, and all I could find was a rose cutter...I am going to go do a more thorough search. Thanks!

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:37am
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Oh, it is a stencil...http://www.culinarystencils.com/product/C433 If you look at the bigger view of it and just flip back and forth between the cake and the stencil you'll see it.

Hope it lets me post the link.

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:38am
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the Sizzix machine will also work with gumpaste and stiffened fondant

http://www.sizzix.com/

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=16969&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=sizzix&&start=15

I would bet most of these types of machines would work

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:43am
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Here is a cartridge with a couple of damask designs:

http://www.cricut.com/res/samplesheets/29-0832-Stamping_samplechart.jpg

and

http://www.cricut.com/res/samplesheets/29-0695-HomeDecor_sample1.jpg

Looks like the designs are pretty well spread out amongst the $80 cartridges. Hmmmm. I'm not buying a bunch of cartridges for this. Maybe one. I'll have to improvise.

ahuvas Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:44am
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It looks exactly like all the other stencil cakes I have seen.

Video instructions and stencils here:

http://www.designerstencils.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=DS&Product_Code=C406&Category_Code=CSIDES

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:45am
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Thanks ahuvas, but I specifically want to avoid stenciling. And that cake does not look stenciled. Unless it is photoshopped. It's too perfect.

penguinprincess Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:46am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

the Sizzix machine will also work with gumpaste and stiffened fondant

http://www.sizzix.com/

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=16969&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=sizzix&&start=15

I would bet most of these types of machines would work





really? I have a Cuttlebug-- I wonder if it would work on that? I love my cuttlebug!!

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:47am
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And, doesn't it look like the design is really thick, like a piece of fondant or gumpaste was used....on a couple areas, that's what I see.

Bakingangel Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:49am
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Jamie, I just watched a DVD I ordered from www.deseretdesigns.com It explains how to use the Cricut with gumpaste and also shows how to download additional software from Sure Cuts A Lot. It saves having to buy a lot of expensive Cricut cartridges. The DVD is reasonably priced and I got it in about 2-3 days. Cricut can let you expand a design or reduce a design to fit your needs too.

I would like it if fondant could be used. I'm thinking Jennifer Dontz' recipe might work because it is very durable and can be rolled very thin.

Not sure how cutting the cake would go with all the brittle gumpaste in the top and/or sides of the cake. Might be messy!

Good luck

Texas_Rose Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:50am
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Jamie, it is a stencil...I looked at the cricut designs and none of them seemed to be the right thing so I looked at stencils. This is the exact stencil on that cake: http://www.culinarystencils.com/product/C433

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:50am
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I'm thinking that too angel. Thanks for the tip. I forgot about that post the other day about SureCutsaLot....sweet! I am copying this to my desktop so I don't lose this info.

cavette Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:52am
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Do youjknow the name of those cartridges?

Doug Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:52am
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Originally Posted by penguinprincess

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug

the Sizzix machine will also work with gumpaste and stiffened fondant

http://www.sizzix.com/

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=16969&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=sizzix&&start=15

I would bet most of these types of machines would work




really? I have a Cuttlebug-- I wonder if it would work on that? I love my cuttlebug!!




the consistent things to keep in mind -- let the fondant/gumpaste get firm like a piece of paper and it should be thin like card stock. then it should work.

(hmmm wonder if it would get soft rounded edges if first you sandwiched it between wax paper or even plastic wrap?????)

ahuvas Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:52am
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Why dont you use the stencil to cut the gumpaste? I know its time consuming but if you specifically dont want to use a stencil with buttercream use the edges of the stencil for cutting with an exacto knife.

penguinprincess Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:53am
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Thank you, Doug!!

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

Jamie, it is a stencil...I looked at the cricut designs and none of them seemed to be the right thing so I looked at stencils. This is the exact stencil on that cake: http://www.culinarystencils.com/product/C433




Well that explains it...it's called floral not damask. Didn't event think of that. No wonder it wasn't showing in my search results. Dang....how on earth does that look so stinking perfect? I have never seen as clean a job with a dang stencil as that cake. Ok...practice time I guess! Thanks guys...case closed, eh? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Bakingangel Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:31am
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Jamie forgot to mention that you can create lengths up to 24 inches for borders or wraps on the Cricut Expression..


Also I know I saw where there is a "weld" capability to make a scroll or lace piece work based on the dimension you punch into the Cricut. I think I saw the demo on HSN where they are demoing their jukebox which is a machine that houses six cartridges and lets you flip around mixing and matching and connecting designs appearing on the different cartridges. Think the same capability would work connecting to downloads too. But to do this you have to have one specific cartridge from Cricut (can't remember the name at this moment). Wan find out for you.

Thought you could create a design very similar to the stencil she likes but let Cricut cut the sugarpaste and do the work for you.

__Jamie__ Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:38am
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I'm thinking this might be a job for "Super-Sugarveil" too! Stencil it flat on a SilPat, and peel it off. That could be just what I need. Hmmmmmm. icon_smile.gif

But jukebx sounds interesting. I know i want a Cricut anyways, regardless of this silly damask business. Looks too cool not to have! icon_biggrin.gif

KathysCC Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 4:54am
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Oh girls, you guys have missed the newest rage...Cricut machine for gumpaste! Yep! It works! Anything you can cut with a paper in a Cricut, you cando with GP. Theres a few active threads about it now!




Wow and wow again!! I have missed out! How cool is that?

But I still thought there were some special cutter for things like that. Maybe I saw them on Sugarshack's site. I was thinking of these:
http://www.sugaredproductions.com/Cutters.html

I just thought that the damask cakes were made with something similar. Very interesting.

CakeandDazzle Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 5:08am
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So idk and this is just an idea so dont shoot me... but I am an avid scrapper (ok was until cakes took over my life) and what we do is swaps... like i have the mickey mouse cricut cutter and I really want those neat letters, and you have them and want some mickey mouse cut outs... well you send me some cut outs and I send you some... Ive also paid through gift card someone to cut out some (30) crowns for my son's first bday... but really most people are completely willing to do it for nothing (thats why i threw in the gift card she offered free)
Now what you could do is find some one with one of those carts and ask them to make them, wrap them, and mail them (either free or not) then you would only have to buy one cart, the one you would use most....
Like I said, just throwing it out there for you....

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