Cricut Gumpaste

Baking By sister340 Updated 5 Oct 2009 , 1:57am by sister340

sister340 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 7:21pm
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Hi! I bought Linda's cricut/gumpaste video. I've watched it numerous times and wrote down her recipe for gumpaste. I tried it today and it didn't work. Is this the recipe you guys are using to cut with the cricut? Or have you found something that works better? Have you tried LInda's recipe and had better luck than me?

Need to figure this out. Oh,,,,,,,,,,and also, could someone repeat the pressure and speed that works the best for cutting?

Thanks!!
j.

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dutchy1971 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 8:32pm
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I was using wilton premade gumpaste just fine, others were using fondant with tylose or gumtex added, I've not tried it with fondant yet.

I think my settings were pressure 5, speed 3

peg818 Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 11:03pm
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I've been using wilton fondant with tylose added to it, worked fine.

sister340 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 4:57am
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How thick does it work best for you?

peg818 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:22pm
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i've rolled it pretty thin, i use a pasta machine and go to a 6 or 7 (with 1 being the thickest and 9 being the thinnest)

tracylynn2005 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:54pm
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Does this work with the Original Cricut or just the newer ones?? I have the Original...with about an inch of dust on top of it. icon_wink.gif This is a great reason to drag it out and play with it again... can't wait to try!!

peg818 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 6:26pm
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yes it does, i only have the original and have been playing with it just to use with gumpaste it does take some playing, but i can see using it for lettering more then anything.

tracylynn2005 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 10:22pm
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Thanks peg818!! icon_smile.gif

sister340 Posted 5 Oct 2009 , 1:57am
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I fell kind of okay about today's efforts. The scroll work had rougher edges than I'd like. I think it would be better if I could do a larger design, but I need something smaller for the top edge of a cake. Need to try again tomorrow. But if I can't get it perfected, or at least closer, I do have a back up plan that doesn't include cricut. Really wish I had more time to experiment.
Two weddings next weekend.
j.

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