cakeymom Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 3:53pm
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I don't have the Cricut Cake and am still trying to decide on it.

But, I would love to see pictures of cakes done with the Cricut Cake to try and help me to decide if it's worth it.

Thanks,

cakeymom

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cakeymom Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 7:39pm
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...Bump I can't believe that no one has made a cake using the new Cricut Cake machine


cakeymom

ctinaw Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 7:43pm
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Check the cricut forums - the ones I've seen so far are not impressive icon_sad.gif Though impressive at this point might even just be getting the silly thing to cut properly :/

dchiu1 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:36am
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I did a gallery search here on the regular cricut and there are alot of pictures that are awesome. The Cricut Cake will allow you to cut thicker gum paste/cookie dough. I just seen a thread that Big Lots is selling the Cricut for $129. and Carts for $30, not sure which Cricut tho. HTH
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-677896-cricut.html

If you didn't want to use carts and wanted to use your own designs, there's 3rd party software that will allow you to be creative. Sure Cuts Alot (SCAL), also a new software called MAKE THE CUT (MTC). FYI: Provo Craft just filed a lawsuit against MTC. MTC has many more features than SCAL. MTC, he is a software developer with a forty hour work week, he developed this software because his wife has a cricut and their software is very limited.

forums to view and download templates,
http://forums.surecutsalot.com/viewforum.php?f=13&sid=5e2a9284f7b8c74ceb2b16717865e059

http://www.make-the-cut.com/forum/?ref=rn_header

You can download both software for trial purposes.

You also can download a free program called Inkscape and use their SVG files to use as templates. There are many free SVG files out there, just google SVG files.

http://www.inkscape.org/download/

brooklyncaillouet Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 2:09pm
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I don't have the Cake and am still trying to decide on it.

But, I would love to see pictures of cakes done with the Cake to try and help me to decide if it's worth it.

Thanks,

cakeymom




several here: www. creativedesigns cakes .com (with out the spaces)

Dizzymaiden Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 2:22pm
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I used my Cricket Cake Cutter last night for the first time. I used the Happy Birthday font on one of the choclate colored frosting pages. I wasted on sheet with mistakes. It takes some getting use to.

KEY always read the instructions first! LOL

The taste is gross - but I like the results. Lookes like paper. I will take a picture today and post. I wish the rest of the cake was a nice...it was a rush cake and I am being hard on myself for not thinking the project thru.

CCC review: must read all instructions and watch DVD - I give it a thumbs up! I think that with time and practice (like all things) I can get really cool creative results.

Dizzymaiden Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:46pm
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Ok - be nice this is my first attempt at using the Cricut with the frosting sheets they give you.

#1 don't use corn syrup to paste on fondant
#2 should have used the cricut to cut out the name - looks like a two year old piped it

I am going home after work and pop in the DVD. I am a trial by fire type of gal and that is NO GOOD for a "toy" like this.
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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:57pm
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Here's one that I did the sweet 16 on the front with the cricut cake.
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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 5:58pm
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I did the name across the front and the zig zag cut circles with the cricut
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VNatividad Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 7:17pm

Your cakes are beautiful Kelli! I also appreciate you being so helpful!

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:21pm
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Your cakes are beautiful Kelli! I also appreciate you being so helpful!



Awww thanks!

cakesbymark Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:28pm

nicely done...hope to buy mine next week..

ctinaw Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:34pm

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Birthday cake I made for my hubby. It took quite a bit of trial and error for me to figure out how to get smooth cuts. Oddly - Wilton seems to work the best and was easy to get clean cuts from. I was really worried the first few days! Kind of showing you a side view here so you can see a bit more of what everything looks like in 3-D

DebbyJG Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:36pm
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Your cakes are beautiful Kelli! I also appreciate you being so helpful!


Awww thanks!




I second that, Kelli. Lovely! Question for you -- are these done using the frosting sheets, or have you ventured into using real gum paste or fondant yet? I haven't heard of anyone having success with other than with the frosting sheets yet so I'm still undecided. icon_smile.gif

hvanaalst Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:41pm

I watched part of the Cricut thing on the shopping channel last night. I was honestly getting mad watching it. She kept repeating how 'I made this cake in 20 minutes', 'It is so easy that anyone can make cakes now'. Seriously I would like to see just anyone bake, torte, fill, frost and fondant a cake perfectly. I think the things you could do with this are amazing, but I would hate for someone to look at my cake and think anyone could do it and in 20 minutes after i spent 8 hours from start to finish.

And then I come on here and most people talk about the trial and error and getting thigs just right so they cut smoothly, and that is people who have at least worked with fondant or gumpaste before. I bet there will be a lot of unhappy cake cricuit buyers.

Dizzymaiden Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 8:48pm
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I watched part of the thing on the shopping channel last night. I was honestly getting mad watching it. She kept repeating how 'I made this cake in 20 minutes', 'It is so easy that anyone can make cakes now'. ...




I agree. It was not "just that easy". The frosting paper tore and I did not have luck getting it to stick to the fondant. Marketing = smoke and mirrors.

tavyheather Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:02pm
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omg that's awesome, I might just have to get one now...

tron Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:15pm

I don't have one, but the designs are beautiful. That creadivedesigns website is awesome....they she even has dvd's for sell. I also checked out Big Lots' page and they are selling the regular paper cutter for $129 and cartidges for $30.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:22pm
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Your cakes are beautiful Kelli! I also appreciate you being so helpful!


Awww thanks!



I second that, Kelli. Lovely! Question for you -- are these done using the frosting sheets, or have you ventured into using real gum paste or fondant yet? I haven't heard of anyone having success with other than with the frosting sheets yet so I'm still undecided. icon_smile.gif



I actually haven't even fooled with the icing sheets yet... I've had the best results from wilton's fondant. Now the name Ryan was done in satin ice...but it's a hit and miss thing for me to get satin ice to work lol

EventfulCookies Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:36pm

I was wondering if anyone had advice on which pressure and speed setting to use when feeding marshmallow fondant into the Cricut Cake?

Ivy383 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:42pm

Beautiful cakes! I will be making a cake and cupcakes this weekend. I plan on using my cricut cake. I will come back an post pics here. icon_smile.gif

DebbyJG Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by VNatividad

Your cakes are beautiful Kelli! I also appreciate you being so helpful!


Awww thanks!



I second that, Kelli. Lovely! Question for you -- are these done using the frosting sheets, or have you ventured into using real gum paste or fondant yet? I haven't heard of anyone having success with other than with the frosting sheets yet so I'm still undecided. icon_smile.gif


I actually haven't even fooled with the icing sheets yet... I've had the best results from wilton's fondant. Now the name Ryan was done in ...but it's a hit and miss thing for me to get to work lol




Good to know! If I get it I'll either be using my own homemade fondant/gum paste or Satin Ice, since I don't use any hydrogenated oil (which Wilton has, unfortunately..) Thanks for posting all these reviews, it's very helpful for us undecideds! icon_smile.gif

Ivy383 Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:17pm

I made these cupcakes today for my friends daughter. I cut the crowns using my cricut cake.
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kake4me2 Posted 1 May 2010 , 7:33pm

I used mine last night and couldn't get a smooth cut to save my life! I tried all differnt pressure and speed and still no good. It cut my mat then did not cut all the way throughaterial, froze some fondant for 10 min....let some sit for 10, the frosting sheets did not work great either. I had to send mine back because the screen is fuzzy...so will have to wait to try it once I get my "new"one......In the mean time i will be reading and watching everything about it so i can master it once it get to me!!

Thanks for your posts!!

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