Using A Cricut To Cut Gumpaste

Decorating By 8325mom Updated 23 Mar 2010 , 3:58pm by tiggy2

8325mom Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:19pm
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Several times recently I have seen people, in televised cake contests, using a Cricut system to cut gumpaste. Has anyone here used the Cricut in this way? I am curious on how to prepare the mat so the gumpaste releases easily after cutting.

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allcake247 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:29pm
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I was just at the ICES cake show this weekend. They put a thin layer of crisco down first on the mat. It worked quit well. A new criket machine is coming into the market I think in May 2010. I'm in line to buy one.

staceytisdale Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:37pm
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I have cut gumpaste and fondant/gumtex on my cricut! With the Cricut Expression mat yu have to remove the stickiness using goo-gone or just scraping it away under soapy water. Then you brush it with crisco. There's a new Cricut Cake coming out and although I won't be buying it I WILL be buying the mats as they are ready to go for gumpaste. You also need a deepcut blade to cut gumpaste. Linda McClure has a fw great videos on youtube. Just do a search for her.

tiggy2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:41pm
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You can also remove the sticky with 190 proof alchol. It comes off so easy with that and no horrible smell. If you do a search for cricut on this site you will find tons of info on usig it with different mediums. You can get the new cake cricut at a discount untilo 3/31/10 at www.cutncrop.com using discount code "cake" I have mine pre ordered. They are due to ship May 1.

8325mom Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:47pm
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Is there any difference in the cricut cake and the other models other than the color and mat?

tiggy2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:55pm
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There seems to be a lot of differences.

ibmoser Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:57pm
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Yes, there are some differences. Jennifer Atwood has had the Cake for several weeks testing it in a commercial bakery for Cricut. Check out her detailed experiments at

http://www.cuttingedgecakeart.com/blog.php

Be sure to scroll down to read all of her posts about the Cake.

tiggy2 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 3:58pm
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