Modeling chocolate dragging-rolled it out thinner-still dragging and ragged cuts!! UGGHHH. I went through all the posts again and I am ready to kill my cricut. In the words of an Eddie Murphy character from SNL back in the day: K-I-L-L my cricut! Kill my cricut!
It's probably your blade. I just got a Cricut Expressions a few weeks ago, but haven't had time to play with it. From my many months of research before I got it, your problem sound like either your blade is dull or is not in the housing properly. HTH for now. Hopefully someone with more expertise will comment.
Are oyu using the deep cut blade or the regular one? What settings are you using?
You can also adjust the depth of the blade and the speed of the blade.
Did you clean the blade?
OK-Yes to the deep housing blade, and it seems like it's in properly. I cleaned the blade after each cut. It's a brand new blade, so it's not too dull-it was cutting the same way from 1st to last cut. Using blade 6 pressure med, speed slow.
Can you post or email pics of the cuts? A whole lot easier to diagnose when you're looking at it.
I'm also PMing you our phone numbers.
As per the demo I saw in this past AC Cake Show... The Cricut can only be used with gumpaste... but the new one coming out the Cricut for Cakes in May 1st... with that one you can use gumpaste, fondant, chocolate, pastillage, sugar veil, etc.... again this is what Jrennifer & Tobias stated... they are going all over USA as reps for the Cricut Cake doinbg the demos for the upcoming launch...
Several members here have had great success using the Cricut Expression with modeling chocolate, 50/50, etc., so "only gum paste" isn't accurate.
I'd suggest PMing member jenniferatwood or tobiaswilhelm. They're testing the CE and the CCake side by side, so they should be able to help.
You can read their results here:
Thanks so much, guys. Tobias was kind enough to offer help. Unfortunately I didn't take pics to send him. I'll have to try it again and take some. I'm also going to try with Atwood's gum paste recipe.
In addition to cleaning the blade, try a thin layer of crisco on it. The crisco helped me out.
Howq thin are yu rolling it?