I just saw the Cricut Cake Mini on sale at JoAnn's for $99 through December 24th. The die cutting machine accessories are 40% off, so that should cover the mats and blades! I am so excited. I thought I was going to miss out after having to work on Black Friday.
I don't want to ruin my Pink Expression,,, and I don't think I really need the large size for cakes. Did I think this through enough,,, Does anyone see the real need for the large size Cricut Cake or will I love the Mini?
I got one for christmas but it is still in the box. I don't think I would need anyhing larger than the mini since all of my cakes are regular sizes. No monster cakes or anything like that for me.
I purchased the Mini... and I'm thinking it will meet my needs just fine.
Silly me to think that "accessories" would include the mats though, it doesn't. I asked the lady what they consider accessories, and she said she didn't know. Oh well, I am happy with the $99 price. I don't think I'll use too many blades just cutting fondant, so no biggie that they don't sell the blades either. Gotta love small town shopping!
I saw on another thread that someone purchased those 3/$1.00 plastic cutting mats at the dollar store....they are made of the exact same material as the Cricut mats....she just cuts them down to the appropriate size and voila! super-cheap cutting mats that can be used for your Cricut ...I am soooo trying this....
The mats aren't considered accessories??? If the mats aren't accessories, what the heck is? I think that clerk has a few screws loose....
I hope the $99 price is going on in my area, too. Someone posted that they got their Mini for $99 on Black Friday, so I went to my local JoAnns, it was full price--almost $200. When I asked, the manager told me that JoAnns doesn't have national pricing.
I wanted to get the mini and thought the sale was over. I ended up getting the bigger size for 200 at Joann's website. It was free shipping. I hope it is worth it.
I picked one up on black Friday...I am still giving myself time to play with it.
I was told the large machine came with a great gum paste reciepe...seems they missed that in my box.
Did any one get a copy of it?
check out Linda's blog "Creative Designs for Cakes"
Here you will find many tips regarding the Cricut and also the gumpaste recipe that you are looking for