Cricut Cakes All Look The Same

Decorating By mbark Updated 4 May 2010 , 4:23pm by Ivy383

mbark Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:04am
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LOL hopefully no one gets offended by this, but I have to laugh when I am looking through cake photos & before I even read the title when I see the photo I know it's from the Cricut Cake, do you know which design I'm talking about- a scalloped flower cut out basket looking thing? I assume this must be the cartridge it comes with and everyone is trying it out. I realize everyone puts them on differently with different colors etc but now I totally see the point of this contraption minimizing individual caking creativity.

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dalis4joe Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:23am
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u might get some "heat" on that one lol sweetie....

BTW: I can't wait to get mine.....

Jenn2179 Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:25am
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I know what you mean but I can't wait to get my cricut cake. Not for the cartridges but for the other stuff I can do with it. Last night I made svg files for cutting ribbons of fondant of the same width. It will save me lots of time. I made my own template for zebra stripes which I can cut out quicker with the cricut. Plus being able to use ANY font I can get on the internet which is great for monograms. I have sure cuts a lot and can cut any type of svg file that I can create. I have the smaller cricut but got the cake because I can cut bigger because it can cut 12x24 where the one I have now only cuts 6x12.

kake4me2 Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:29am
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I have one, and when I was looking at the cartridges today, I thought the same thing...now CC gallery will be "flooded by these".......but I think only by us hobby bakers. Once I get confident I will begin using MTC or SCAN to vreate my own "cuts". But we all gotta start somewhere....
Besides lets face it...we all search the galleries for ideas and use them even if we change it up.....so Its kinda the same thing to me.....

tmac670 Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:30am
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Give it time. I guarantee that it won't take very much time at all. Right now everyone is on a learning curve, just figuring out the machine. I for one can't wait to see what all these amazing minds come up with!
No Cricut cake for me- just can't afford it (but that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to have one-- ohhh the lettering!!!)

mbark Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:35am
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yeah, I agree it will be fun to see what people come up with once they get the hang of it. I also can't justify the cost for how little I'd likely use it.

kake4me2 Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:36am
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yeah, I agree it will be fun to see what people come up with once they get the hang of it. I also can't justify the cost for how little I'd likely use it.




oohhh... I can justify anything if I want it bad enough....LOL icon_biggrin.gif

ctinaw Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:56am
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There are definitely a few, already spottable - cricut cake cuts out there. You see it and you know. But yes - they came from the cake basics cart - and like others said - everyone's just kind of playing around and on a learning curve for now. There are so many possibilities beyond the cake basics cartridge including custom designs made with SCAL that they won't all be that way.

margery Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:13am
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I see that costco has them online for $299!!!! a "steal"

costumeczar Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:19am
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Wait until the grocery stores start using the cake cricut, then you'll REALLY see some wrecky sameness being churned out!

leah_s Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:25am
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How do you make your own svg files?

Mrs-A Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:27am
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How do you make your own svg files?



im sure my husband can explain it in depth but i usually blank out after about a minute icon_rolleyes.gif

Teenz Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:38am
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How do you make your own svg files?




I know you can make them using adobe illustrator.

Jenn2179 Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:58am
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How do you make your own svg files?




I use a program called inkscape which is free to make your own svg files. They have great tutorials on their website and you can find tons more on the web.

msgwinn Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:17am
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I have had mine for about 2 weeks now and finally had to rush through it to get a couple of things off of it for a skateboard cake that I was making. I ended up cutting up the cutting mat pretty bad in one area and messed up a few designs that I was trying to make and ended up using something else. I must say that I am a perfectionist and I don't think that I could even make lines as clean as the Cricut but it will be a learning process that I will enjoy but have to agree about losing individualty.

Ren715 Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:34am
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Leah,

In Make the Cut, you can save something you've created as an SVG file.
Under the Edit menu click export and you will see "to SVG"

With MTC, you don't have to use Inkscape.

Also, the guy who developed MTC is always trying to improve the program and has many new features coming in the next release and even more coming as he works on his "things to develop" list. He is in touch with his users and takes their suggestions to heart. He is also doing webinars to help people understand how to use the program. Can you imagine one of us telling Provo Craft how they can improve something and Provo Craft telling you that it's a good idea and they will get to work on it (and really mean it)? I'm so impressed with MTC's desire to grow to meet the needs of its users. Oh, and by the way, I'm not affiliated with MTC in any way shape or form.

Lcubed82 Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:39am
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I have been going back and forth with mine for two weeks. Today, after getting frustrated with trying to do Thank You small enough to fit on a cookie (60 times!), I purchased SCAL, used a few heavier fonts, and had several successful patterns designed rather quickly. I also created a grad cap and diploma scroll (similar to Jennifer Atwood's) from clipart. After dinner, I rolled gumpaste, and they cut wonderfully!

Tomorrow I want to try colored fondant/gumpaste mix, then get them all cut! If this works, I will once again be a happy camper. I have only done one quick cake the first day. I do not want a bunch of "Cricut Cakes", and think SCAL will help with this!

I have about 12 more days to make a final decision on this whole adventure.

HappyBug Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:44am
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so did you use SCAL or MTC to import the svg files

Lcubed82 Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:03am
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I used SCAL

Tracy7953 Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:21am
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I agree about the "sameness" factor but can't wait to use the Cricut Cake to do lettering. I hope there is not too much of a learning curve. My hand lettering on cakes sucks! Does anyone know if SCAL or MTC can be used on a Mac?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:23am
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I think right now there are a lot of people just getting their "feet wet" with it.... trying some of the simple designs first. I know I have done a few simple things first before I moved on to more detailed work. I also did a few dummy cakes just to see how it worked.

momba5 Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:30am
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hate to sound dumb...but what is SCAL, MTC and svg?????

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so did you use SCAL or MTC to import the svg files


Jenn2179 Posted 4 May 2010 , 11:00am
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hate to sound dumb...but what is SCAL, MTC and svg?????
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Originally Posted by HappyBug

so did you use SCAL or MTC to import the svg files




SCAL - sure cuts a lot
http://www.craftedge.com/index.html

MTC- Make the cut
http://www.make-the-cut.com/

SVG - a vector graphics file. I use Inkscape to create them (it's free)
http://www.inkscape.org/

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:27pm
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It's just like when you look through the "first cakes" gallery. You can tell which cakes where just made up at home and which cakes were done in a Wilton class.

Bfisher2 Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:51pm
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While I do somewhat agree with you all lets be realistic here. With programs like SCAL and MTC, its like having your own custom cutter at hand. If you want to compare sameness lets talk about all of the endless roses, peony's, lillies, leaves, lattice, etc etc etc. that are being used at this very moment..... really.... whats the difference? Its just another tool and its all in how the cake designer puts it together right? icon_smile.gif

Ivy383 Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:23pm
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While I do somewhat agree with you all lets be realistic here. With programs like SCAL and MTC, its like having your own custom cutter at hand. If you want to compare sameness lets talk about all of the endless roses, peony's, lillies, leaves, lattice, etc etc etc. that are being used at this very moment..... really.... whats the difference? Its just another tool and its all in how the cake designer puts it together right? icon_smile.gif




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