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post #121 of 226
ptanyer - that was exactly what I was thinking! I wonder if such a video exists? That's what I'm really interested to know about. I just picture myself taking off this beautiful intricate design and pulling off all of the fondant and/or buttercream with it...leaving boring old cake all by itself for people to eat!
post #122 of 226
I thought you could eat gumpaste..I have eaten gumpaste flowers before and they just tasted crunchy and chalky but not that bad...Why wouldn't they just eat it?

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post #123 of 226
I know it is technically edible, but I thought most people said not to eat it because it was hard? Maybe I'm thinking about this too hard...you know, making something harder than it really is? I do that quite often. icon_redface.gif
post #124 of 226
I would think you could eat it...I mean who is gonna stand there and peel all that stuff off.What a waste...Just mention it to the Bride when she is ordering that way if she is not satisfied she can change her mind about the gumpaste..But hey..me personally...The look of the cake would be worth it!!

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post #125 of 226
Works for me! THANKS!!!! icon_lol.gif
post #126 of 226
Everything I have read says you can eat it. I just haven't heard from anyone that likes to eat it.
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post #127 of 226
In reference to eating the gumpaste cut on a Cricut - these decorations will be very thin and will be placed directly on fondant or BC in most cases. I haven't tried any of my cuts on a real cake yet, but I'm thinking that it won't be rock hard and impossible to bite into like a thicker decoration - there will be just relatively small amounts. Sharon Zambito cuts through a gumpaste lid on her boxes and bows DVD with just a sharp knife, so why won't the thin scrolls just pass as part of the covering for cutting and consuming??
post #128 of 226
I would bet that the moisture in the cake would soften your gumpaste decorations on the cake. I always wait until I deliver the cake to lay any gum paste flowers, or other gum paste items on the cake.

In the case of the type of decorations we will get from the Cricut, I think they will be flat against the cake, and will easily be cut through.
post #129 of 226
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

I would think you could eat it...I mean who is gonna stand there and peel all that stuff off.What a waste...Just mention it to the Bride when she is ordering that way if she is not satisfied she can change her mind about the gumpaste..But hey..me personally...The look of the cake would be worth it!!



The thing about gumpaste is that it's sugar content comes from the sap of a tree and it tastes terrible. That's why people eat fondant rather than gumpaste (not to mention the crunch factor -- some like crunchy, some don't.) I agree the look of the cake is amazing but I'm not convinced on the taste factor.
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post #130 of 226
After watching these threads for a while and researching the different machines, I did decide on the Silhouette SD and it finally arrived! I did dl the program that goes with it in advance, so had already familiarized myself with how to set things up. The biggest learning curve was getting the gumpaste the right thickness and dry enough to run thru! worked on that a bit today with SUCCESS after a number of tries! What I did was start with a setting, run some gumpaste thru then keep adjusting the settings....did this about 5 times till I got a consistent cut without pulling the gumpaste or cutting the carrier sheet! BTW, I'm using the plastic sheets I got at Walmart...they are like mini file folders....cut them up and have about 10 sheets of plastic for pennies each. I can also cut these plastic sheets to make stencils for my airbrush! No more hand cutting with an exacto knife! So the machine will serve double duty for me!
post #131 of 226
I wanted to post to this forum to tell all of you that I know you are excited about your Cricuts and being able to cut gumpaste designs with them. I also know that you are frustrated with the problems posting photos into these forums to show off your Cricut accomplishments.

But, I would like to ask that you please do not post these photos to the templates gallery. These Cricut cut-out photos are not templates that are usable by other members. If you use the cut-outs on a cake then you can load the photo as an additional photo to that cake. At this time we just don't have a gallery for this type of thing and the template gallery would soon be overcome by the great variety of Cricut cut-outs that can be made. Try to keep in mind that the galleries are for decorated cakes and cookies only and that the Templates, Sketches and Patterns gallery is for pictures that other members can transfer to their own cakes.
post #132 of 226
Hey all!! I have success with my first Cricut cake design!! It took a little trial and error but I got it. I used Fondx with a little Tylose and it worked great. I can't wait to do another one!
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post #133 of 226
Sorry to bring this up again, but has anyone had a chance to serve & or eat a piece of cake with the gumpaste cut out on it?
Just ordered the DVD & waiting for the Cricut Personal to go on sale Sat @ JoAnns.
post #134 of 226
I finally received my deep blade and housing. I had to order it on ebay b.c Joann's and Michaels were always out. I actually only bought it for $15 with free shipping. It is $30 at both the other stores. Anyway, here is a pic of some of my successful cuts!! YIPPEE!!! FINALLY!!!! Thanks again PTANYER!!

Joann's has the cricut on sale this week again!
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post #135 of 226
To all the Cricut fans!! Joannes will have the Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter on sale (for $99.96) this coming weekend Aug 7-9...
I don't have a Cricut and my first impulse was to go buy it, but after reading this whole thread now I can't decide icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif Can anyone please give me some input about which one to buy?? and no, i'm not a professional and caking is my hobby, but I'd like to be able to cut my own designs, is that possible with this cutter??

Ok, thank you to all!!!
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