yesterday i went to my Michaels because they were having a Cricut Cake demo, the lady told me that they were going to be having demos every sunday during this month in case that i had any questions when I get my machine. I got the cricut cake tool kit for 29.99 and they said that the coupons would not work with any of the cricut products, too bad.
I read before that the cake mat was been kind of scratched every time you cut something so I asked her If you need to have several mats or how often you have to change the mat and I was told that the mat is supposed to make thousands of cuts and you dont have to change it unless it has a hole or is ripped completely.
I asked about the blade and how often to change it and she said that may be every time you change your mat but it should be good for a long time.
Now that I saw the machine I cant wait to get mine I hope I get it this week. I ordered it with cutncrop but I have not received an email about the shipping.
You will love it! I love mine!