Is A Cricut Gumpaste Figure Food Safe?

Decorating By PeggyMichel Updated 21 Oct 2009 , 6:04pm by tatorchip

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PeggyMichel Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 12:38pm
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I have read a lot about using a cricut to cut out gumpaste figures, but is it then food safe? The adhesive on the cutting board does not seem food safe to me. What is your opinion.

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KHalstead Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 12:48pm
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I believe most people remove that adhesive before using it for gumpaste

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tatorchip Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 12:57pm
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I remove the adhesive, lots of scubbing to get it off but it does come off and I use dawn dishwashing liquid HTH

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KHalstead Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 1:10pm
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I bet if you take a razor blade you could scrape it off good.

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tatorchip Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 1:15pm
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I bet if you take a razor blade you could scrape it off good.


Thanks, I will try that on the next mat, good idea, will save me the elbow grease

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dutchy1971 Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 3:13pm
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tatorchip I tried blades, still took some elbow grease. I now soak mine in boiling soapy water for about 5-10mins then take the dishwashing brush and give a quick scrub comes of so easy. Quick rinse and you're all set.

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tatorchip Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 3:52pm
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Thanks dutchy1971, appreciate any help I can get

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PinkZiab Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 5:10pm
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I cover my mat with waxed paper and then the mat is still able to be used with paper. No need to remove the tackiness.

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tatorchip Posted 21 Oct 2009 , 6:04pm
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I cover my mat with waxed paper and then the mat is still able to be used with paper. No need to remove the tackiness.


I think that is what leah_s also does or maybe it was someone else but I really think it is her. That is another great idea. Thank you, wait a minute I didn't mean to take over this thread sorry PeggyMichel, I get carried away sometimes sorry

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