Hey everyone, my sweet hubby just bought me a cricut cake. I have never used one or even seen one being used. So I will read the directions carefully..but does anyone have any tips on how to use it. I am planning on rolling the fondant out myself instead of buying the sheets. Anyway if you have experience please let me know if there is anything I should know before I try this thing out. THanks.
I absolutely love my cricut cake!! But it takes a lot of practice and patience. There are about 100 topics on here already so I am going to send to the most popular one first. It is long, but if you read through it, you should have a million questions answered for you. Good luck, have fun, and if you need help - just yell!
Things I've found that have worked for me...
roll the fondant out thin so that you can see the lines of the mat through it. let it dry for about 15 minutes before cutting. I use satin ice, and it cuts really well.
clean your blade often.
if you'd like to use extra mats, get some flexible cutting boards/mats from the dollar store. there are 2 in a package for $1.00. always nice to save a few bucks!
take the excess fondant off after cutting and let the letters, etc. sit on the mat in the fridge to firm up a bit, then remove with an artists palette knife. it's thinner than the cricut tools, I've found.
be patient... it may take several cuts to find which pressure and speed work best for you.
Thanks Ladies!!! That is awesome advice!