AHi, I am jumping in head first with the Silhouette. I've never used a machine like it and have veen told I need a special blade for cake decorating. Linda's package is another $80+shipping on top of the $300 I spent on the cutter. Looking for other alternatives, any help? Thanks in advance.
AThank you, I did see that post already but it never specified if I had to buy the housing from Linda first and can use the replacement blade from circuit or can just use the circuit blade instead. I'll figure it out. :smile:
if i knew i'd tell yah -- never used one but hopefully someone will pipe up for you -- these responses seem to answer your question-ish?
best to you anyhow ;)
I know this question has probably come up over 1000 times but I could not find a solid answer so I am hoping that some of you can help. Can you tell me if the cake blade sold by Deseret Designs is required if using a Silhouette Cameo to cut icing sheets, fondant, or gumpaste? Or, will the blade that comes with the machine work? Thanks
The blade housing that is sold by Deseret Designs is modified to fit the Silhouette. You cannot buy it from a craft store. The replacement blade (or knife) can be bought at a craft store. I use the Cricut deep cut blade when I need a replacement. If you already have a Silhouette you can get just the accessory package that includes the blade, but most important the instructional book.
The blade that comes with the machine can be used to cut icing sheets. Icing Images sells the Silhouette and it includes several icing sheets, but it is not sold with the accessory package for gum paste.
My original response was a bit confusing.
Linda modified the housing unit to adjust the height. You will need that piece in order to get the silhouette to work properly. Once you have that, you can purchase replacement blades at any craft store. They can be any brand "Craft" blade.
AThanks for helping me clear that up, I appreciate it!