Anyone using a Slice cutter. I have one and was looking for tips. If it doesnt work I'll have to save up for the Cricut.
About a month ago I went to a very large scrapbooking store in Houston and asked the same question. Of course they didn't have a clue about using either machine for gumpaste but I described the process with the Cricket and the consensus was that the Slice doesn't cut as deep. Not sure if that's true but I would also like an answer to your question. I love the size and portability of the slice - not to mention the price too.
I've been wondering about this, too. I've heard that the Slice Elite cuts better and on thicker materials, which would probably be a good thing for us cakers/cookiers/cupcakers! I'd just like to see some "proof."
About a week ago I was given a cricut cake machine to try. I was so excited, since you can't go buy one just to try it out. I used icing sheets and fondant. I was sorry to say not really impressed with the machine. The concept is wonderful, but it was time consuming and didn't cut smoothly. Now maybe its because I have had no training on it, but I thought cookie cutters work a whole lot better and you can buy a lot of cutters and things with that kind of money. I don't know anything about a slice, maybe it works better. Have a good day.
I purchased a Slice Elite this week and used it yesterday on icing sheets. It worked wonderfully! Nice clean cuts and they lifted off the glass mat well. It didn't work as well on fondant, even after letting it sit and dry for a while. The cuts were fine on parts of the designs, but it dragged on other parts. I tried it on the glass cutting mat and the fondant was really hard to get off, and then on a plastic mat, which worked better. I'll have to try it a couple of other ways and see what happens.
oh, btw, the Slices are 40% off at Michael's this week. The accessories are 40% off as well.
I searched for this because I just got a notification that Michael's is selling the Slice Elite. Has anyone had more research into this machine vs. the Cricut since this post was created? I am very tempted to buy it because the price is just oh so right!
hi! I purchased the slice elite a week or so ago at Michael's for $89. They were having a 40% off sale!
I used it on a frosting sheet and it worked great... just put a little crisco on the glass cutting board. Fondant didn't work so well. It wouldn't come off the mat for some reason. I tried it on a regular cutting board (put it on top of the glass one) and it worked better, but the machine slid around a bit because of the crisco. I'm going to try it again soon with less crisco on the sides of the mat, and not put it on top of the glass board.
It's all trial and error, just like with any machine, I guess!
So it cut cleanly? I'm worried about having the edges look torn instead of cut.
yes, it cut the frosting sheet very cleanly. no ragged edges at all!