Can you cut fondant/gumpaste with the smaller (less expensive) cricut machines or is there something special about the Cricut cake? I would love to have the big one but can't afford it right now. I have looked for this topic on the boards but not found it. Is there something special about the cricut cake blades or mats that would make it not possible on the smaller ones? Is it a foodsafe issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The only difference is that the cricut cake is food safe. The blades are the same. The mats for the cake are the same minus the sticky. Hope this helps.
The major differences are that the smaller cricuts have a smaller printing area and you will need to modify the feeder rod. There are two rubber grommet things that aid in feeding the project mat and for fondant uses you will need to cut those off or you'll have lines in the fondant. You'll also need a deep cut blade (blue housing). Additionally, In order to make the machine food safe, you'll have to keep it a dedicated to food machine and observe food safe protocols. I have a small personal model that I modified and that is all I need for my purposes (hobby only). If I was selling to the public I would probably go for the Cake model only because it is alleged to be food safe and there are legal health related issues involved. I don't believe it is an issue if you are not selling cake.
Thanks for the help. I have looked all over the web and here for this info and couldn't find it. I appreciate the help. I found an Expressions Cricut on Craig's List with 4 cartridges for $90. Maybe I'll get that one.