Cricut Gumpaste Question

Decorating By brian1974 Updated 16 Sep 2009 , 7:09pm by dutchy1971

brian1974 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 4:33pm
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Hi all,

So Ive made my fair amount of test using SCAL and Cricut expression.

However now im ready to use some of these cutouts on an upcoming cake.

The problem im worried about is that the gumpaste being so thin , drys so quickly that it is no longer mallable in any way.

Thus the only way of cutting and applying to the cake is doing it all in the same day which will be too time consuming.

Is there any way to make the cricut cutouts earlier, and still keep them semi mallable enough to put on a round cake?

thankyou for your time i hope this all made sense

Brian

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dutchy1971 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 4:45pm
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on the video, Linda had her cuts on a cake board then popped them into a very large ziploc bag and put them in the freezer. She took them out 20 mins or so before she needed them to come up to room temp.

HTH

brian1974 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:37pm
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and that makes them mallable again? bypasses the drying out process?
i just need them to be soft enough to sugar glue to the cake but to follow the contour of the cake as opposed to laying flat

dutchy1971 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:39pm
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On the DVD it sure looked like they were soft and mallable again. Once they were back to room temp it looked like they had just been done

Starkie Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:47pm
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So you can run gumpaste through the cricut machine? What about those small, Martha Stewart cutout punches ~ can you use those with gumpaste? Doesn't the gumpaste gum up the machine?

JennaB Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:55pm
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On the video, she place her gumpaste cutouts (after taking them out of the freezer) and place them on a barely damp papertowel. That made them pliable again so she could place them on her cake and still be able to move them around before pressing into place.

dutchy1971 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 5:59pm
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oops thats the step I forgot..... I should rewatch the dvd

luddroth Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:15pm
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I've made gumpaste figures in the past and rested them on the side of a cake dummy (propped up on its side) to dry -- that way they take the shape of the cake's rounded side and can be applied hardened and dried to the cake. Don't see why it wouldn't work the same with the cricut decors....

tenleysmommy Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:21pm
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I must be out of touch icon_biggrin.gif ca I ask what DVD you guys are talking about?

dutchy1971 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 6:35pm
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Originally Posted by tenleysmommy

I must be out of touch icon_biggrin.gif ca I ask what DVD you guys are talking about?




Linda McClure has a DVD on how to use the cricut with GP. It's really worth getting if you are planning on using the cricut with GP or Fondant. http://www.deseretdesigns.com/

tenleysmommy Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 7:03pm
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The link was blocked,but I will google it.Thanks!

dutchy1971 Posted 16 Sep 2009 , 7:09pm
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sorry

www. deseret designs .com with no spaces

should also add globalsugarart has it for sale

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