Cricut Problems

Decorating By Jennx3 Updated 16 Mar 2010 , 7:16pm by JenniferAtwood

Jennx3 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 5:11pm
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Hi...I just got my new Cricut yesterday and am so excited to use it for my next cake. I'm having major difficulties getting a nice clean cut. Instead my edges are coming out jagged. I keep removing the blade to clean out residual gumpaste, but that doesn't seem to help. Can I use pure fondant? Only gumpaste? Does it have to be dried BEFORE I put in the machine?
Please help!!!

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tiggy2 Posted 4 Mar 2010 , 5:21pm
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Are you using the deepcut housing and blade? Straight fondant does not work well. Sofe brands of gumpaste works better then others and it must be rolled very thin (through a pasta roller). You also need to let it dry on the mat for about 10 minutes before cutting.

cakeE101 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 7:02am
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I also have just bought a cricut and wanted to try this method so thanks for the tip on letting the gum paste sit for 10 min saved me a headach

JenniferAtwood Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 12:27pm
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You can go to our blog and see the cutting times on each type of material. Hope this helps. If not pm me and we can trouble shoot.

http://www.cuttingedgecakeart.com

sgraff Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:17pm
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Originally Posted by JenniferAtwood

You can go to our blog and see the cutting times on each type of material. Hope this helps. If not pm me and we can trouble shoot.

http://www.cuttingedgecakeart.com




I use the gumpaste recipe on Jennifer and Tobias' blog and it works beautifully! I have been using my Cricut Create with the deep cut blade and housing and I use a tiny bit of Crisco on the blade before cutting. I cut out a Batman logo last night and the cuts were perfect.

CakeMommyTX Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 4:31pm
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I have found it all depends on the dryin time and not so much the material (fondant, gumpaste modeling chocolate ).
What you will have to do is get a timer, prepare your mat and mark off 4 sections.
Make a cut at 5mins dry time 10 mins, 15mins and 20 mins.
Compare your results and adjust the time as needed.
I've had success with mmf at about 11 minutes dry time.
But everyones dry time will vary due to recipes, humidity etc.

JenniferAtwood Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:16pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommyTX

I have found it all depends on the dryin time and not so much the material (fondant, gumpaste modeling chocolate ).
What you will have to do is get a timer, prepare your mat and mark off 4 sections.
Make a cut at 5mins dry time 10 mins, 15mins and 20 mins.
Compare your results and adjust the time as needed.
I've had success with mmf at about 11 minutes dry time.
But everyones dry time will vary due to recipes, humidity etc.




It also depends on the receipe. We have tried different MMF receipes some work ok and some don't at all. Same goes for gumpaste.

CakeMommyTX Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 5:25pm
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But everyones dry time will vary due to recipes, humidity etc.


Jenn2179 Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 6:34pm
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I seem to have many problems with gumpaste. I have tried many recipes. But I have great success with modeling chocolate.

JenniferAtwood Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 7:16pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommyTX


But everyones dry time will vary due to recipes, humidity etc.




I'm sorry CakeMommyTX. I missed the last sentence. icon_smile.gif

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