Using Gumpaste For Cricut, Too Hard To Bite?

Decorating By Grinolly Updated 7 May 2010 , 10:57pm by tony_sopranos_ebony_girl

Grinolly Posted 6 May 2010 , 7:55pm
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Hi,

I'm curious. I see those beautiful damask wedding cakes made with gumpaste, cut by cricut. However, wouldn't they be too hard to bite into?

I've been trying to get my cricut cake to cut fondant, but not much success.... yet, i'm not so keen to let people bite into such hard stuff.

What do you think?

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ttehan4 Posted 6 May 2010 , 8:03pm
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It will cut the fondant if you freeze it hard first. Ive cut satin ice with my Cricut cake straight from the freezer. You have to work fast and in small pieces to keep it froze.

dchockeyguy Posted 6 May 2010 , 10:11pm
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Generally, gum paste is going to shatter when the cake is cut, if it's rolled thinly. It's rare that people end up with much gumpaste to eat on their cake.

Grinolly Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:46am
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thanks for all the reply.

btw, how do you transfer intricate designs onto the cake without distorting it?

Grinolly Posted 7 May 2010 , 2:19am
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thanks for the info! =)

UpAt2am Posted 7 May 2010 , 2:29am
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i also find that if i transfer somewhat soft gumpaste to a buttercream covered cake, that the moisture from the buttercream keeps the gumpaste soft. therefore, once it's cut into, it cuts through the gumpaste as well icon_smile.gif

tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 7 May 2010 , 10:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ttehan4

It will cut the fondant if you freeze it hard first. Ive cut with my cake straight from the freezer. You have to work fast and in small pieces to keep it froze.






ttehan4
Please share because I use the Satin Ice fondant as well ...
How specifically did you do it for it to come out well I am waiting for my machine as we speak icon_twisted.gif
I know you mentioned you froze the fondant but for how long ?
Did you also roll it really thin ???

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