Joanne1944 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:15pm
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See my post under Florida Mini Classes Were Awesome. Norm Davis said there is going to be a new Cake Cricut. Who can tell me more?

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Joanne1944 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:47pm
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On the Cricut website, there is a "tease" that something sweet is coming, but I couldn't find any details.

greengyrl26 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:08pm
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ooohhh, very interesting!

dandelion56602 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:19pm
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I can tell you if they are coming out w/ a cake cricut that the mark up will be amazingly high. They'll tell you that others can't be used for cake, that this one is superior & all the other things that go along w/ marketing. But.....I am interested to know how it will be different than what they offer now icon_smile.gif

greengyrl26 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:24pm
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Yeah, me too. I really can't imagine how it will be different than what is out now. Unless they remove the roller bands and offer a "food grade" plastic mat without the stickiness. And probably a package that already includes the deep cut blade & housing. Other than that...what could be different?

chefjulie Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:34pm
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I think someone should come up with a machine that will cut cookie dough! No more making awkward cookie cutters!! Even better if you could send the fondant through afterward and cut and emboss that as well icon_smile.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:41pm
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Now you're talking Julie! I just finished cutting all my spa cookies from hand. Having to pop it into the freezer so I don't distort the dough uggh....... That would just be too sweet! Maybe you have an idea going for you icon_wink.gif

Joanne1944 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:44pm
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Chefjulie, I really love your idea. Wouldn't that be wonderful!

I understand Cricut has been consulting with Linda McClure who put out the Cricut DVD for cake dec. I really want to get a Cricut, but I am going to wait to see what the new features are. I would hate to get one now and then wish I had waited. I don't know what other features the Cake Cricut could have, but you never know.

greengyrl26 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:45pm
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ooohhh....embossing...NOW you're talking!

Joanne1944 Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 5:06pm

The Cricut website says something sweet is going to be introduced live at the CHA. I think that must be the Craft and Hobby Association Convention being held in California Jan 24 - 27. Maybe we will hear something soon.

chloe_52 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:58am

Here is a link to the new Cake Cricut, it doesn't give much detail as to what is different from the original Cricut but just thought you would like to see

http://www.cricut.com/shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?id=906&s=1&sc=2

2SchnauzerLady Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:09am

It's $400, way out of my budget as a hobby/fundraising decorator!

dandelion56602 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:36am

It's gonna have to do A WHOLE LOT for $400!!!!

nfanel Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 3:19am

Here is a copy of the handbook...gives a little more detail:

http://www.box.net/shared/y34i7bybk2

I own a regular cricut that I use for scrapbooking but haven't tried it for cakes yet. This looks great but $400 is definitely out of my price range!

brooklyncaillouet Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 4:55am

Where did you get a copy of the new hand book?

brooklyncaillouet Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:08am
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

I think someone should come up with a machine that will cut cookie dough! No more making awkward cookie cutters!! Even better if you could send the fondant through afterward and cut and emboss that as well icon_smile.gif




You can emboss with the Cricut. In Linda McClure's DVD "Cakes for Children" she teaches how to emboss. There are some really great ideas to use for all kinds of cakes.

obabassa Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:39am

Carrie Biggers in Utah is teaching classes on using the Cricut for cakes.

nfanel Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 12:37pm
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Where did you get a copy of the new hand book?



i subscribe to a cricut group on yahoo and it came in an email last night.

(cricutcheatsheet@yahoogroups.com)

cakeymom Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 5:48pm

I am so excited I don't know what to do. I almost purchased a used Cricut (smaller version) along with dvd's by Linda McClure. I was getting ready to go online and purchase the dvd's TODAY. I'm so glad I saw this!!!! I LOVE CAKE CENTRAL and the people that subscribe.

THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!!!


cakeymom

leah_s Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:39pm

I'd buy this cartridge. I'm not having a lot of luck with SCAL. No instructions and I don't find it intuitive.

chefjulie Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:43pm

It's not a cartridge, though, it's the whole machine! I dont think I'd spend $400 on it. I do like that it's FOR cake decorating (meaning all food safe), but like Leahs mentioned, I just dont like the software much.

I love that my Silhouette can do everything the cricut does WITHOUT having to buy cartridges. It's all on my computer- I pay about $100 a year for unlimited downloads from the silhouette website. I have literally THOUSANDS of images that I can use and not have to worry about SCAL or $50+ cartridges. If silhouette or craft robo came out with a cake decorating machine, I'd definitely buy it!

greengyrl26 Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 7:47pm

But the booklet that is shown IS a cartridge. And I'm certain that they'll sell it separately as well. Up to this point, all of their cartridges have been compatible with any of their machines, I don't see that changing.

leah_s, there are some great tutorial videos on youtube that show how to use scal. I'm used to Illustrator, so I'm a little spoiled and don't think that scal is especially intuitive either, but I do think its a worthwhile tool, and allows you to create/edit graphics to cut..without having to pay for them (either in a cartridge or a subscription).

leah_s Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 8:02pm

Yeah, I have SCAL. Just can't figure it out. ::sigh::

lindaj36523 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 6:18pm

Check out this blog, it has a short video on the new cricut from cha this weekend.

The most exciting part is they are going someof the parts that you can use on your current cricut.

http://creativecritterscricutclub.blogspot.com/2010/01/peek-at-new-cricut-cake-machine-at-cha.html

MomLittr Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 6:34pm

Interesting video, but would have loved to see them demonstrate it. Now I have a question, could gumpaste or fondant be cut using a Sizzix? You would have to put waxed or parchment paper on both sides of the gumpaste, but it seems to me it might work

deb

snowshoe1 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 7:40pm
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Yeah, I have SCAL. Just can't figure it out. ::sigh::




I use SCAL a few times a week. What are the issues you have with it and maybe I can help. Its not a very powerful program but I think it is better than the other one Cricut sells - don't remember the name of it. I create my graphic in Corel and trace it with SCAL and modify as needed for cutting out.

I switched over from using gumpaste to sugarveil as it works better with detailed designs IMO.

Also, someone mentioned you can use the Cricut to emboss. I watched Linda's video and didn't see this part - maybe I took a slight nap and missed it... icon_confused.gif - any input on embossing will be appreciated.

leah_s Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:13pm

create my graphic in Corel and trace it with SCAL and modify as needed for cutting out.



umm . . .I don't even understand that.

snowshoe1 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:27pm

There are some good tutorials on this site for anyone who wants to understand SCAL. This one shows the basics and explains how to trace an image to cut on the Cricut:

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=2231

andpotts Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by snowshoe1

There are some good tutorials on this site for anyone who wants to understand SCAL. This one shows the basics and explains how to trace an image to cut on the Cricut:

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=2231




Yes! for sure watch the tutorials at SVG cuts, they are clear and concise and how I learned to really use SCAL. They also have excellent support on their message board and will bend over backwards to help. Not to mention their SVG files are excellent! Another site with helpful tutorials IMO is scrappydew http://www.scrappydew.com/tutorials

There is a little learning curve, but take a gander at some of these, once you understand SCAL and all you can do with it and the insane amount of SVG files and fonts on the web you will be unstoppable icon_smile.gif Andrea

Auntie_RaRa Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:48pm

What I'm wondering is if the deep blade used in the cake cricut can be used in the cricut expression. I already have the expression and if this blade is longer than the deep blade that was already out there, I would probably buy the new deep blade.

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