I know the cricut is a hot topic & everyone has their opinions about it. I have one (got it for$100, I couldn't resist) and I've mastered using it with gum paste but fondant has me beat. Granted I haven't played with it with fondant too many times but now I am making a cake with filgrees on the side of the cake. I wanted to use my cricut BUT I also wanted to do it with fondant.
I tried freezing it & then cutting. It cut nicely but then I found that trying to take the excess off it was sticky. Not too great to work with... I did get it all off but it's pretty flimsy to work with. Sigh. Anyone have any tips to working with fondant & the cricut cake?
OR tinting gum paste very black? If I could get my gum paste really black, I could make it work the gum paste.
Add a bit of Tylose or Gum-Tex, roll it on the sheet, and let it sit sealed overnight. It works great for me. The only time I've had to stick it in the freezer was when I didn't have time to let it sit overnight.
I second the tylose. But I let it sit uncovered about 20-30 minutes on the mat before cutting.
I don't stick my fondant in the freezer.... i let it air dry. The fondant starts to warm up to quick and becomes sticky while the the cricut is cutting. I find if i let it air dry to "firm" up it cuts a LOT better.
I rolled some fondant last night & left it to dry on the mat. I'm going to Trey cutting it. Hopefully it will be better to cut & take off the mat.
I need to find Somme tylose powder, that would help a ton!