Cricut Cake, Should I Buy It? Is It Worth It?

Decorating By ChunkkeeMunkkee Updated 15 Nov 2010 , 5:08am by madgeowens

ChunkkeeMunkkee Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:14pm
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The Cricut Cake is being offered at a ridiculously low price ($149) and I have done a little research on the machine. On all of the promos it looks like it works like a dream, yet online reviews have told different stories. I'd like to know your opinion/experience with it if you already own it. Did it perform as you expected? What's the learning curve? I have never worked with a crafting machine of any kind so I am not quite sure what to expect.

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leah_s Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:35pm
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I have the cricut expressions. It's fine for use with wafer paper. i can't get it to work with anything else. But think about it - the product debuted a few *months* ago at $400 or so and now is being unloaded at $149. What does that tell you?

GrandmaG Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:43pm
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I paid $300.00 and it's sitting in the closet. Too frustrating. I'm embarrassed that I paid that much.

Ivy383 Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:52pm
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I have purchased the Cricut Cake when it first came out. I like it very much and have been able to cut come things with it. However I find myself using my X-ACTO more.... $149.00 beats what I paid. icon_smile.gif

jillyscakes Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 7:54pm
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It has just gone on sale in uk already had bad reviews here. I woill not buy it from reviews on here alone!

cinjam Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 8:04pm
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Who is selling it for $149?? I do not have it, so I cannot give you an opinion. But, to cut out a message for the cake or board alone, I'm willing to look into it (my icing writing is terrible) and I usually really on tappits or cutters

erin12345 Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 8:21pm
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I have a Cricut Expression and a Cricut Cake. I bought the Cricut Cake because I have so many cartridges for my Expression that I can now use for my Cricut Cake as well. All of the knowledge I have from using the Expression has made using the Cake easier for me. I think I would have been disappointed with the Cricut Cake otherwise. It takes patience to get the cuts the way you want them but the end result is very nice. I just bought the rest of the Cake cartridges for $19.99 each, so cheap. Looking forward to using them for scrapbooking too. There is a new smaller version Cricut Cake that may someday be more reasonably priced. Good luck on your decision.

ChunkkeeMunkkee Posted 14 Nov 2010 , 8:24pm
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Leah, I was thinking along the same lines... why the drastic price drop and then rumors that it's being discontinued. Grandma, I have hat inkling that it will collect dust in my closet too. Thanks Ivy for the feed back... xacto is my friend too. icon_biggrin.gif Wow Jilly, they say bad new travels fast huh? lol Cinjam, I am in Chicago, IL and Michael's is the only place that has it reduced. Joann's still has it at full price.

cupadeecakes Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 1:01am
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I have a Cricut Cake and while I don't use it every week, it does come in very handy. I did invest in the SCAL (Sure Cuts a Lot) program so that I don't have to buy all those cartridges. I can cut any Windows font, which makes cutting monograms a non-event.

lholybee Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 4:16am
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I just got the cricut cake at Michael's for $99. The accessories are 70% off too.

Ivy383 Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 5:07am
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Originally Posted by lholybee

I just got the cake at Michael's for $99. The accessories are 70% off too.

Wow! icon_surprised.gif

madgeowens Posted 15 Nov 2010 , 5:08am
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