All Cricut Cakers.....

Decorating By jessielou Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 1:04pm by sheilabelle

jessielou Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 4:11pm
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OK so I have a cricut expressions that I bought for scrapping. Im dying to use it for cakes but am a little nervous about being used for both scrapping and cakes! Does anyone use theirs for both or just for cakes???

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leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 4:31pm
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I use mine for both. Shoot me.

PinkZiab Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 5:24pm
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Same here... I'm not about to drop another wad of cash on a separate machine.

costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 5:54pm
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I'd think as long as it didn't have glitter all over it it would be fine to use for both. Doesn't it have removeable blades? If you're really concerned you could have some "cake only" blades and mats.

I ordered one last week and I'm still waiting for it to get here! icon_mad.gif

momdalejr Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 6:11pm
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Those of you that use your cricut for cakes do you use the deep cutting blade???

leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 6:57pm
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I use the blade that appropriate for what I'm cutting. I do a lot with wafer paper and the reg blade is fine. For gp, I've only used it rolled REALLY thin, and the reg blade worked for that also. I do have the deep blade too.

tiggy2 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:09pm
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Put me on the firing line too as I use it for both. I don't use any glitter paper and use a different blade and mat so nothing that touched the paper is touching food. I'm not about to drop another $400 on the cricut cake machine.

icer101 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:18pm
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linda mcclure... says to use it for both. most people do.

Rosie2 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:26pm
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For all the cricut experts....can you cut small gumpaste letters?? for example to put messages on cookies. If so, which cricut?? I've seen, at least, a couple of them at Joannes...

leah_s Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:28pm
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I guess I better go clean the glitter paper crap off my Cricut. ::slinks away::

tiggy2 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I guess I better go clean the glitter paper crap off my Cricut. ::slinks away::


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costumeczar Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:25pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I guess I better go clean the glitter paper crap off my Cricut. ::slinks away::



Yeah, I can tell that you're the type to use a LOT of glitter! icon_rolleyes.gif

Danielle1218 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:36pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

I use mine for both. Shoot me.





What do you use for the mat? I know that my mat has little pieces of paper stuck to it. I do have extras that I could use just for gumpaste? Does it get really sticky?? Is the gumpast easy to get off the mat? I know that when I first got my Cricut I had a hard time getting the paper off it.

crazyladybaker Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 2:51pm
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I use it for both too. I have purchased extra silicone mats from Walmart and put that on top of the Cricut cutting mat.
Now...with that said. I am Cricut cake challenged...LOL!

I tried and tried to make it work and am taking a vacation from it right now. Things got too stressful and I was getting mad icon_mad.gif

There are plenty of talented decorators on here that have had great success with it.

oh..be sure to grease the mat and nothing will stick to it.
good luck and have fun!

leah_s Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 3:36pm
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I left my mat alone - did not take the sticky off. I lay on a piece of waxed paper, film that with the tiniest bit of veg shortening and lay the gumpaste on top.

AngelaM Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by Danielle1218

Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

I use mine for both. Shoot me.




What do you use for the mat? I know that my mat has little pieces of paper stuck to it. I do have extras that I could use just for gumpaste? Does it get really sticky?? Is the gumpast easy to get off the mat? I know that when I first got my Cricut I had a hard time getting the paper off it.





A baby wipe takes those little pieces of paper right off the mats, and it doesn't affect the stickiness. Tip I picked up on the Cricut forum and it works great.

I like to use separate mats for paper and gumpaste so I don't have to worry about prepping the mat for one or the other.

PinkZiab Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 5:13pm
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I do the same as Leah: Cover the mat with waxed paper. Although I MAY pick up one of the new sticky-less mats (lol) meant for the cake machine when that comes out, just for convenience (but to use with my original cricut).

_Jamie_ Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:06pm
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The glitter that is probably the same exact stuff as disco dust, only a wee bit thinner?? That glitter? icon_biggrin.gif

jojo0676 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:18pm
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I have been meaning to ask this same question! I am so excited to start using my Cricut for cake decorating. I bought Make The Cut and have been loving that and can only imagine all the things I can do for cakes too!! I do plan to use different blades and mats specifically for cakes. Thanks for all the advice ladies!!

cats242 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:23pm
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Ok...attempting to use my Cricut for fondant today...how do you keep it from sliding on the mat when cutting? I have it rolled really thin...and put wax paper on the mat but the fondant wants to slide around. Please help...I really want to use it to decorate cookies for Super Bowl party! Thanks so much!!!

costumeczar Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:26pm
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I've read that you have to put a thin layer of crisco on the waxed paper, and that will make it stick. Are you using fondant or gumpaste? I'd think that the fondant would be too thick to cut, but I could be wrong.

I just got my cricut yesterday, so I'm going to be messing around with it today, too. Good luck!

crazyladybaker Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:27pm
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try greasing the mat lightly and that should help.

cats242 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:28pm
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I'm using fondant just because thats what I have...does it have to be gumpaste?

tiggy2 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 3:38pm
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You can add tylose to the fondant and it should work.

Cak3mama Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 8:56pm
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OK, Do you all know the Cricut coming out with a food safe one called "Cricut Cake "
It is not out yet ..But since I don't have the Big Cricut .. and I want to use it for my Biz
I am going to get it..I would feel better about it anyway ..

sheilabelle Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 11:18pm
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I am a digital scrapbooker so I don't have a Cricut. My friend purchased a new and bigger Cricut. I was wondering if there is a way to hook the machine to your computer and make your own designs or would I have to buy cartridges.

costumeczar Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 12:11am
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Originally Posted by sheilabelle

I am a digital scrapbooker so I don't have a Cricut. My friend purchased a new and bigger Cricut. I was wondering if there is a way to hook the machine to your computer and make your own designs or would I have to buy cartridges.




There's a Loooong thread here http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-639855.html that includes information on a couple of programs that you can use to do that. One is called Sure Cuts A Lot and one is called Make The Cut

tracey1970 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:12am
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There are a few threads on here that answer a lot of these questions (and more!):

http://www.cakecentral.com/cak.....39855.html (the same one noted by costumeczar)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cak.....66272.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cak.....65503.html

Hope that helps! icon_smile.gif

sheilabelle Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:15am
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tracey1970 - I tried your links and it just takes me to Cake Central homepage?????

tiggy2 Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:22am
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You can purchase Make The Cut or SCAL software to make your own designs and hook it up to your computer. I just got Make The Cut and am slowly learning how to use it.

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