Originally Posted by Karen421
I took my cake out of the box last night, and I was very nervous, because I have never used one before. But I LOVE it!!!! Oh my gosh, I have tried almost every cut on the basic cake cartridge!!!! I want to make a cake, but I don't want to stop cutting!!! I have been using some left over fondarific from a cake I did Sat. and it cuts like butter! I don't think I would have had such good results without everyone here, because I read all the posts on what to do and what not to do - so thank you to everyone!!!!! Now I am off to try cutting some gumpaste!
I too am using Fondarific...it has no tylose ect added. Rolled to a 7 on electric pasta machine and cut out a scroll and a little plant of some sort. I have mixed feelings. While it cut fairly well it did still pull some and I did get a nick here and there too. The plant had little holes in it I think and it definately did not cut them, it kind of drilled them and left "yuck" behind. I am hoping since you are having success you can tell me exactly what settings, did you freeze ect.
AND a question to ALL...did the blade cut up your mat???
I have it set at medium pressure and it is cutting into my mat.
I can see and feel everything I have tried to cut so far.
I am attaching photos of the two cuts I just did.
One is just to see the cut the other I photographed so you could see the cuts in the mat.