I Cut This With My . . .

Decorating By leah_s Updated 16 May 2010 , 5:14pm by Ednarooni

leah_s Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:32am
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Exacto knife. Cricut didn't even get out of the closet.

(And yes, I had permission to copy the logo from Mizzou.)
LL

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catlharper Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:33am
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Wow..that's a whole lotta work you did really well! Go Leah!

leah_s Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:35am
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Meh, first cut. Blew up the logo, printed it, cut a paper pattern and cut with the Exacto. Fit the pieces together, and done.

tmac670 Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:45am
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If this was Facebook.... I would he hitting the LIKE button!

SunshineSally Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:54am
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awesome job!

mamawrobin Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:55am
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Great job. Who needs cricut? thumbs_up.gif

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:56am
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Cool! Great job

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 11 May 2010 , 10:51am
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This is awesome! I use my exacto-knife to cut out images as well. So much can be done with our own hands thumbs_up.gif

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:45pm
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I bet the exacto knife was a lot cheaper!!!

dalis4joe Posted 11 May 2010 , 12:46pm
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Awesome....

cheatize Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:20pm
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I go back and forth, back and forth. Can a machine do it better? Probably. Will it fill my creative need? Not nearly as much.

Great job!

Manotas Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:34pm
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That is AWESOME!!!

live2create Posted 11 May 2010 , 3:39pm
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You know leah_s I so enjoy your post, you say it like it is. Awesome job I very much admire your work.

JulieMN Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:09am
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Terrific!

tarheelgirl Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:23am
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thumbs_up.gif Awesome!

Kitagrl Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:31am
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By the time you'd have dragged out the Cricut, done all the computer editing and sizing, got the gumpaste rolled out, yada yada, you coulda made two of these with the knife, prolly....

I think Cricut is probably great for cupcakes or stuff you need lots of, but exacto knife works great too, and no computer software or expensive equipment needed. haha.

leah_s Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:53am
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Yeah, that was my point with the post. Cricut this and Cricut that on the boards all the time any more. There are other tools that work also.

Watch me get flamed for ^.

Ruth0209 Posted 12 May 2010 , 1:14am
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I completely agree with you Leah. They can add me to the flaming.

To me, using a Cricut to decorate a cake is like buying a paint-by-numbers and calling it art. It's a pretty cake, but it's not a custom cake that is done with artfulness or creativity. A sweater produced by a knitting machine just isn't the same as a hand knit one.

I do all my cutouts using paper patterns and my exacto knife. It's cheaper, it's faster, and it takes more skill. I don't even have that many cutters or molds. They're expensive and they take too long to get to me, so I just improvise.

Just my humble opinion.

1234me Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:31pm
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awesome job!

Ruth0209 Posted 15 May 2010 , 2:02am
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Here's my latest handiwork with paper patterns, a sharp Exacto knife, and a paint brush.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675336

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 15 May 2010 , 2:20am
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Great job, Leah! Are you in Missouri?

leah_s Posted 15 May 2010 , 2:27am
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I'm in KY.

ERI78 Posted 16 May 2010 , 8:50am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

I completely agree with you Leah. They can add me to the flaming.

To me, using a to decorate a cake is like buying a paint-by-numbers and calling it art. It's a pretty cake, but it's not a custom cake that is done with artfulness or creativity. A sweater produced by a knitting machine just isn't the same as a hand knit one.

I do all my cutouts using paper patterns and my exacto knife. It's cheaper, it's faster, and it takes more skill. I don't even have that many cutters or molds. They're expensive and they take too long to get to me, so I just improvise.

Just my humble opinion.




Bless your heart. Do you milk your own cows and churn your own butter too?

cylstrial Posted 16 May 2010 , 11:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

Here's my latest handiwork with paper patterns, a sharp Exacto knife, and a paint brush.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1675336




Do you use the paintbrush to smooth out the sides after you cut the gumpaste?

southernswthrt Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:07pm
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am i the only person who can't see Leah's photo???

hilly Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:28pm
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I can't see it either. icon_sad.gif

Spectra Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:36pm
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I can't either, but just click the .jpg link and you can see it. icon_smile.gif Great work by the way!

glow0369 Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:36pm
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I can't see either..hhmmmm

pattycakesnj Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:37pm
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Ruth0209, how can you say that using the cricut is like paint by numbers and your way, copying an image, tracing it and cutting it is creative art? Are you kidding? It is the same thing, one just uses a machine and one uses a knife, no original creativity is involved in both ways.
That said, whether you use a knife or a machine, not just anyone can slap an image on a cake and call it done. It does take creativity to incorporate all the elements on a cake, whether it is ORIGINAL art you created or something you traced off the computer, free hand or by machine.

Kellbella Posted 16 May 2010 , 12:58pm
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Originally Posted by ERI78

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

I completely agree with you Leah. They can add me to the flaming.

To me, using a to decorate a cake is like buying a paint-by-numbers and calling it art. It's a pretty cake, but it's not a custom cake that is done with artfulness or creativity. A sweater produced by a knitting machine just isn't the same as a hand knit one.

I do all my cutouts using paper patterns and my exacto knife. It's cheaper, it's faster, and it takes more skill. I don't even have that many cutters or molds. They're expensive and they take too long to get to me, so I just improvise.

Just my humble opinion.



Bless your heart. Do you milk your own cows and churn your own butter too?





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