Heaven Sent Answer To My Cricut Nightmares!

Decorating By Dani1081 Updated 16 Oct 2012 , 3:09am by Krystal323

Dani1081 Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 7:19pm
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I bought a Cricut mini machine about a year ago and played around with it for several weeks with less than pleasant results. I never could get anything to cut cleanly and I tried MMF, numerous brands of premade fondant, gumpaste, etc. So I stuck it in a box and forgot about it - writing that money off as wasted. About two weeks ago I purchased a Jennifer Dontz DVD called Fun with Fondant Frills and I made the recipe for her Pearl Clay. I got to playing around with the Pearl Clay today and decided to drag out the Cricut to see how it would cut and it is AMAZING!!! I greased my mat, rolled out the Pearl Clay on it, fed it into the Cricut, cut the most intricate design I could find, popped it in the freezer for a few minutes and then used my little spatula to pull it up off of the mat and it worked so wonderfully! I had to share this wonderful discovery because seriously, my Cricut has been a paperweight for a year and now I get to use it!!! YAY!!! Yippeee!! Thank you Jennifer Dontz!!!

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cakemaker2 Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 8:07pm
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please share her recipe!

ApplegumPam Posted 14 Oct 2012 , 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by cakemaker2

please share her recipe!

Its included when you buy the DVD - I don't think it is right to share the recipe - I am sure if Jennifer wanted it out in the public forum she would have posted it on here herself

Dani1081 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 2:37am
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Cakemaker2, I think what ApplegumPam is trying to say is that the recipe is copyrighted, so I'm unable to share it with you. Sorry about that, but I have to say that it is well worth the money for the DVD that includes the recipe. And I am so thrilled with how it performs with my Cricut, I'm shopping online for more cartridges.

Krystal323 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 6:26am
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I've pppurchased the cricut cake n also with no luck n also stored it...I luv Jennifer Donts. She's the best ....I do have her DVD n made pearl clay delishes ...but? How did u roll it to make it go thru the machine without germ shiny alot at

Dani1081 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 10:31am
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Krystal323, I don't understand what you are asking?

Krystal323 Posted 15 Oct 2012 , 2:37pm
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Am sorry I didn't notice I didn't make sense....am askn how did u get the pearl clay to roll out on the mat for the cricut? Since u can't play with the clay so much bcuz it gets shiny quickly

Dani1081 Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 3:01am
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I applied it exactly like I did fondant - crisco the mat, roll the pearl clay out very thin. I stuck it in the freezer for a few minutes and then cut. I didn't have any problems with shinyness.

Krystal323 Posted 16 Oct 2012 , 3:09am
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thk you so much, i will try it this weekend !!! i took feel as if i lost money in storing the cricut cake in the closet for a long time.... crossing fingers

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