Help With Cake Cricut

Decorating By lschmitz05 Updated 30 Sep 2011 , 11:29pm by tiggy2

lschmitz05 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 11:18am
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I have had my cake cricut for some time now and I am not happy with it. I have looked on here for some ideas of how to better use it with homemade MMF but have not had any luck. I have tried to freeze it and I have rolled it really thin and let it a little thicker, but it never comes out right. Any ideas? It makes me so sad to know that it just sits there and I cannot use it icon_sad.gif

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knlcox Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 11:49am
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I used to have a ton of trouble with mine. I just started rolling the fondant/gumpaste very thin and at times freezing it for about 5 minutes. If you don't like the idea of freezing it, it works great if your fondant or gumpaste is dry. I roll it out on the mat and let it sit for a few minutes before cutting it. I've also rolled out several pieces of fondant and let it sit out overnight and in the morning I just cut what I need. I always leave my speed on MED and my pressure on MED as well. If my fondant is a little thicker or about 1/4 of an inch I move my pressure up one. It did take quite a bit of experimenting but I finally got it! I just stuck with it because I didn't want to waste $400 just sitting in the closet. HTH!

lschmitz05 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 12:44pm
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Thank you. I am going to try and roll it out then leave it sit out. I just want to make sure you are also using homemade MMF?

Lcubed82 Posted 29 Sep 2011 , 12:54pm
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I do the same as knlcox. I do not use a pasta roller- tried that, and the time and trouble was not worth it! You can also add gumpaste powder or tylose to your MMF to help firm it up.

icingimages Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 4:50am
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I am not sure if you are aware of this, but because decorators were having such trouble with the gum paste, we were asked to come out with colored icing sheets for electronic cutters. Under the guide of Linda McClure, Mike Terry and others we came out with 13 colors of icing sheets. They have gotten great review by all who use them and it would be a great time saving alternative for
you.

tiggy2 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 2:14pm
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I use icingimages premium frosting sheets and they cut perfectly every time. So much easier then gumpaste or fondant and much less mess. Linda will be doing a live demo on cakes we bake website on Oct. 10th, check it out.

kisamarie Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 8:25pm
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I have had no luck with straignt fondant I have to mix gumpaste or tylose in and roll it extremely thin, freeze it for 15 minutes, cut it, freeze it again for 15 then try to remove it from the sheet. Its a pain in the ***, mine most spends most of its time sitting in the cabinet.

tiggy2 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by kisamarie

I have had no luck with straignt fondant I have to mix gumpaste or tylose in and roll it extremely thin, freeze it for 15 minutes, cut it, freeze it again for 15 then try to remove it from the sheet. Its a pain in the ***, mine most spends most of its time sitting in the cabinet.


Switch to the frosting sheets from icingimages, you'll love them and your cricut.

KateLS Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 9:43pm
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But what do the icing sheets taste like? Nasty? Or okay?

tiggy2 Posted 30 Sep 2011 , 11:29pm
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They taste fine

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