Can I Do This With A Cricut (Link To Photo)?

Decorating By drakegore Updated 16 Feb 2011 , 8:18pm by bakencake

drakegore Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:00am
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bfp Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:12am
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I'm about to buy me one and I'm looking forward to playing around with everything it says it will do. I don't have one yet but in looking and investigating I would say yes you can do that with a cricut. You can use the cricut cartriges they have for scrapbooking on the cake cricut and they have lettering like that for the scrapbooking. You can google cricut and look at all the images on the cartriges, not just the ones for the cake cricut but for all the cricuts. There is a lot so you will see everything you could do if you buy them all icon_biggrin.gif

dchinda Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:13am
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It was hand cut. The artist mentions it in the comments below the pic.

ptanyer Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:13am
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Yes you can. I haven't done it yet, but I have seen it done. I think the term is "welded" when the letters are linked. You can download a free trial version of the Cricut Design Studio and play with different designs and fonts, etc, and then decide if you want to spend the money for the cricut. I have the Cricut Expression and have used it very successfully to make cuts for some of my cakes.

Hope that helps!
Pam

kirsten6 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 2:18am
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I bought a circuit but have had some trouble getting it to cut smoothly. It tears or sticks then pulls. I bought Carries video's and she has a gumpaste recipe, so maybe that would work better. If anyone has had better luck please let me know. I'm a bit discouraged at the present. I've even placed the gumpaste sheets in the freezer first like mentioned in instructions, but still the cut is not clean.

Lcubed82 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 3:31am
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In order to "weld" the letters together, you need to have software with your Cricut. ProvoCraft makes Design Studio, and the handheld Gypsy. Two other programs are Sure Cuts A Lot and Make The Cut. I use SCAL, which will turn any TT font on your computer into a cutting file, and lets you weld, resize, etc. The program is not very expensive (less than one cartridge) and opens up many opportunities.

Swanfam Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 5:53am
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Originally Posted by kirsten6

I bought a circuit but have had some trouble getting it to cut smoothly. It tears or sticks then pulls. I bought Carries video's and she has a gumpaste recipe, so maybe that would work better. If anyone has had better luck please let me know. I'm a bit discouraged at the present. I've even placed the gumpaste sheets in the freezer first like mentioned in instructions, but still the cut is not clean.




Roll your fondant/gumpaste fairly thin. Use A LOT of crisco to "glue" it down to the mat. Then I usually put mine in the freezer for about 5 minutes (mat, gumpaste and all). Cut right away. Put in the freezer again if it starts to pull. HTH!

bonniebakes Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 1:22pm
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do any of you use a Cricut to cut stencil material (to make your owns stencil designs)? and if so, how does it work?

What stencil material do you use that is food safe that work sin the Cricut machine?

thanks!!

tiggy2 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 1:57pm
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I use it for stencils and it works great. I use grafix clear-lay plastic film .005 found in the art dept. or online.

kirsten6 go to Linda McClure's blogspot and follow her step by step instructions to get clean cuts. She developed the method and taught Carrie.

tiggy2 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 1:58pm
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I use it for stencils and it works great. I use grafix clear-lay plastic film .005 found in the art dept. or online.

kirsten6 go to Linda McClure's blogspot and follow her step by step instructions to get clean cuts. She developed the method and taught Carrie.

bakencake Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 3:08pm
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i just went through All he pics and i do think that she does use the cricut if not on this cake on some of the others. my question (off subject do not mean to hi jack) HOW DOES SHE GET HER BUTTER CREAM SOOOO SMOOTH!!!!! do you guys think its crusting? i can look at her pics all day long

Starkie Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 5:54pm
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Kirsten6, I just mastered my Cricut the other day. The key is to roll out your GP thin (like paper), put it on a sheet of wax paper, put it in a Ziploc baggie, and let it rest overnight. (And I do mean overnight ~ I tried after 6 hours of resting, and it tore on me!) This is the only way I have had success with my cricut, but doing it this way, I have been able to make some beautiful scroll cuts for a wedding cake I'm working on this weekend. You have to be patient and wait overnight with the GP. HTH!

kirsten6 Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 8:05pm
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Thanks for the info on the cricut. I may get it out of the box and try again. Lol icon_surprised.gif)

Laurelj Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 8:15pm
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To get BC this smooth, use a crusting recipe then use "viva" paper towel to smooth. Go to Designmeacake.com there is a recipe and a video tutorial for how to ice your cake very informative, but does take some practice to obtain a truly smooth result icon_smile.gif

bakencake Posted 16 Feb 2011 , 8:18pm
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Laurelj, I do the viva technique!! i even bought the zambito DVD that shows you how to do it. i guess i have to practice practice practice to get my buttercream to look like hers. thank you!!!

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