Charmed Posted 24 Aug 2009 , 3:40pm
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How about a thread with photos of the cakes that you made with Cricut?

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cakesmade4u Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:10am
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That would be awsome since I just bought one and in the process of trying to make a cake with the cricut...can't wait icon_lol.gif

Charmed Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:05am
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madgeowens Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:21am
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yeah so I can finally see what the heckel and jeckel a cricut is lol

sjholderman Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:32am
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yeah so I can finally see what the heckel and jeckel a cricut is lol


I second that statement!

xstitcher Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:12am
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I don't have the cricut yet (too many things I want......) but I did find the following for you guys/gals to look at until someone posts theirs.

Here are some pics of in threads using cricut:
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=640769&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=cricut&&start=0
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=613921&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=cricut&&start=45
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=640768&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=cricut&&start=120
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=640768&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=cricut&&start=165

Pics from the gallery:
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=cricut&album=-&search_user=

cakesmade4u Posted 12 Sep 2009 , 11:37pm
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Ok here is my first cricut cake:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1459706.html
or look in my photos..

Lovemesomecake Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 12:38am
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I'm finishing up one tonight. I'll post it later...

pippilotta Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 11:02am
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That's my first cricut cake

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lecrn Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 4:51pm
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Ok here is my first cricut cake:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1459706.html
or look in my photos..





Could you tell me what type of gp/fondant that you used & how thin you rolled it? Also the settings you used on your Cricut?
I've only been successful with large, simple cut-outs (nothing as intricate as yours). I'm using fondant with tylose. I rolled to all different thicknesses on my pasta machine. I've removed all the tackiness from my mat & use a thin film of Crisco. I also use the deep housing blade. I've tried to let the gp dry @ different times on the mat as well. When I try the intricate designs or letters, the blade cuts well at first, then it seems to drag the gumpaste.

Thanks!

lecrn Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 4:55pm

I forgot to post my cakes:

I used the Cricut for the clouds & large flowers:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1454135.html

Used the Cricut on the name tag:
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1448519.html

DDiva Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 5:08pm

I use my Cricut with edible image paper on a weekly basis; haven't done the fondant/gumpaste thing yet.

The 'drag' mentioned just indicates that you need to remove the blade and clean the bottom of it; probably bits of material are stuck to it or around it.

For using edible image paper: I airbrush any color I need (takes seconds to dry) and then cut away. Really saves the day for 'writing' on the cake. Just wish it could cut smaller than an inch.

veronica720 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 5:13pm

pippilotta I see that you put the images on your cake while they were still soft. Many people have said to let it dry a little before using the machine so I was wondering what you did.

I haven't tried mine yet with gumpaste, just been getting used to it with paper.

CakeInfatuation Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 5:32pm

My first cricut cake. All the designs on the sides were done with the cricut.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1459418

pippilotta Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 5:51pm

Veronica, I put the cut outs on a lightly damped kitchen paper. This method was shown on the DVD from deseretdesigns . com

1234me Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:02pm

I have only done two - wish I used it more but I am impatient.

On the first cake, I only used it for the word aggies.

On the second one, I personally didn't care for the design but it is what the customer wanted for a babyshower.
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ohayr639 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:08pm

I think all of your cakes look wonderful, wish I could make some like that, but I have a dumb question: what is a 'circuit'?

veronica720 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:13pm

It is a machine used for scrapbooking to cut out designs for the pages. Now it starting to become popular in this field. Pretty cool.

veronica720 Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:15pm

Here is a link to the Cricut website.

http://www.cricut.com/information/whatiscricut.aspx

Lovemesomecake Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:22pm

Here is my first cake using the cricut...

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lngo Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 6:45pm

I finally bought a Cricut, and you guys have me excited. Unfortunately with all the work I have to do, I won't be able to use it for at least 2 weeks. I don't know why I tease myself! icon_lol.gif

KatieKake Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 7:43pm

DDiva. you can cut smaller letters if you have the George cartridge, and maybe others . don't know,I just got my cricut, but if you go to signpost one of the function buttons, with the George cartridge, you can cut really small letter, they will be inside the sign post, a big waste of material, but with gum paste maybe if it isn't too dry before you cut, you might be able to reuse it. I haven't tried gum paste yet, but plan on doing it soon.

DDiva Posted 13 Sep 2009 , 8:51pm
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DDiva. you can cut smaller letters if you have the George cartridge, and maybe others . don't know,I just got my cricut, but if you go to signpost one of the function buttons, with the George cartridge, you can cut really small letter, they will be inside the sign post, a big waste of material, but with gum paste maybe if it isn't too dry before you cut, you might be able to reuse it. I haven't tried gum paste yet, but plan on doing it soon.




Thanks for the info. I have the George and didn't think about that. I'll definitely give it a look/see. I did a Wheel of Fortune cake last week and used the Cricut for the words Lose a Turn and Bankrupt. I had to find a creative way to get Bankrupt in the wedge icon_biggrin.gif , but it worked. It would have been nice to be able to use slightly smaller letters. However, I am loving the Cricut using edible image paper!! As soon as I can get the deep cut housing (always out when I look for it) I'll try the gumpaste and/or fondant. Cartridges are on sale this week ($39.95) at Michael's I think. Definitely getting the Home Decor.

SharonK1973 Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 1:57am

Here's some cakes I've done using my cricut. They are in my pictures, but since this is a thread about pictures, I thought well, I could put them here too...
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debster Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 2:15am

I just got my deep cut blade tonight, Can we use fondant or does it have to be just gumpaste?

cakesmade4u Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 2:21am

Lecrn I did the cut on my (frosting sheets) edible image sheets, then peeled and air brushed, then put luster dust...very easy. thumbs_up.gif

debster Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 3:50am

cakesmade4u...............did you use the regular blade or the deep cut blade?

sugarMomma Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 4:22am

I have seen but never used a cricut before and am curious, do the cut-outs you use come only from those pre-programmed cartridges that you purchase, or can you program it to cut out your own design?

debster Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 11:17am

As far as what I've used mine from scrapbooking it's all preprogramed cartridge. Unless there is something out there that I don't know about YET.

pippilotta Posted 14 Sep 2009 , 11:46am

I used my cricut whit SCAL and don't need various cartidges. One cartrige in the machine is enough and you can cut out all fonts and pictures you find in the web....

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