I'm new to the whole cake making, everything else. But I have been contemplating the idea of a cricut. But after all the post I think I will wait for a little bit. Once I get a bit experience on the cake buss. I will look into it again. One thing I dont get is the issue over using or not using the cricut. I believe if you can do it by hand great. But some of us want to make life easier and other like me need all the help they can get (lol).