Holly123 Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 7:26pm
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I have a Cricut Cake cutting machine that has not made me happy so far. I have used all the different types of gumpaste, fondant, etc and still can not get a clean cut. It pulls and tears and looks really really bad. I'm tired of this. Does anyone else have a machine that really works? Any tips to get the perfect cut they do on the infomercials?[/b]

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tiggy2 Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 9:01pm
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Check out Linda McClure's youtube videos and website and follow her intstructions to the "T". icingimages frosting sheets work very well with electronic cutters.

Sparklekat6 Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 9:18pm
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Mine is a very nice paperweight! Just say'n!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 22 Oct 2012 , 9:19pm
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We have a Silhouette, but they work the same. YOu just have to find the method that works for you. I let the fondant dry for an hour before I cut the pieces. Unless you are using something like Fondariffic and then even with tylose you have to let it sit overnight.

It's a lot of trial and error until you find the magic combo of dry time and patience that works for you,your climate, and yoru medium.

I do love the Silhouette because you can make your own files and you don't need to buy the cartridges.

cheatize Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 1:19am
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I read all of the posts about the Cricut on here, watched the DVD that came with it, and I watched the Linda McClure videos before I made my first cut. Although my first cuts weren't pretty, I got the hang of it pretty quickly. My advice is to set aside a block of time to research how to do it. Other people's experiences with the Cricut is worth it's weight in gold.

Dani1081 Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 1:51am
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I recently bought the Jennifer Dontz DVD that has the recipe for pearl clay on it and the clay works beautifully in my cricut. Up until now I haven't been able to get it to work - I was ready to throw it across the room! I also talked to Lauren Kitchens about using modeling chocolate and she said she uses it all the time in hers. I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to very soon!

DeniseNH Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 3:32am
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I have the Silhouette and use Linda McClures recipe for gumpaste for it. There's a huge learning curve so I agree with the other poster - set aside a day or two without distractions or you'll end up with a large paperweight.

Lynne3 Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 4:48pm
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What blade do you use in your cricut to cut Jennifer Dontz pearl clay???

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