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post #16 of 456
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Originally Posted by Ren715

Sweet - With Design Studio you can share cut files (cut is the format of the file, like doc is the format for Word documents). The problem with Design Studio is that unless you have the specific cartridges that make up the cut file, you cannot print. For instance, lets say you get a cut file off the Internet that has grass, a dog and a flower. The grass is from Zoobaloo, the dog is from Doodlecharms and the flower is from Forever Young. Unless you own all 3 of the cartridges, you cannot print. Or if someone makes a beautiful floral border and shares the file, unless you have the cartridges that she made the file with, you are out of luck unless you own/buy the cartridges.

With Make the Cut, you can draw a flower of your choice, get it off the Internet, scan from a drawing/photo or create one on your computer and use it! It's that simple. With MTC, you can also print letters with any font that is installed on your computer. You can take separate elements and fuse them together to form one element. There is also a forum (like CC) to help you out (and then there are people like me on CC who are willing to help you too!). All you need is one cartridge in your for MTC to work. It doesn't matter what cartidge it is, you can use the one your came with. I buy cartridges and use MTC so I get the best of both worlds. The MTC forum also has tutorials on how to make beautiful borders.

Let's say you have a client who wants his logo on the cake. With MTC you can do this. These cutting machines cut with amazing precision. I love my Expression.




Thank you sooo much! icon_wink.gif I have the expression too. So I can still use the design to cut out stuff in fondant, gumpaste or frosting sheets?
post #17 of 456
Thanks for all of the info!! Great cake!
post #18 of 456
I love you so much for this! icon_biggrin.gif ~~~~~THANK YOU!!!!!!!!~~~~ icon_biggrin.gif
post #19 of 456
Thanks i have to try it
post #20 of 456
I wish I could get mine to work this well icon_sad.gif
post #21 of 456
I wish I could get mine to work this well icon_sad.gif
post #22 of 456
saving this very HELPFUL THANKS
When all is said and done................Eat Cake!!!!
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When all is said and done................Eat Cake!!!!
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post #23 of 456
Kileyscakes...thank you so much for posting this. I just got my Cricut Cake yesterday. I have it all set up with your instructions printed out right next to it, waiting for the kids to go to sleep so I can play!!! I hope mine turns out as well as yours did.
post #24 of 456
Thanks for posting this! I havent had much luck with mine but I have only tried it once because it was such a disaster, lol.

Stupid question- if you freeze the fondant before you cut it, can you still reuse the scraps or are they too dried out/hard?
post #25 of 456
Thread Starter 
you can reuse them, they soften up in no time. Also I played with mine some more today and it seemed that satin ice didn't seem to do as well frozen I just used that straight rolled thin and was able to cut some letters out, but I don't think it will do very intricate details well. I think for intricate designs gumpaste will have to be used, I haven't tried that yet.
post #26 of 456
I finally mastered my cricut cake too!!! Made lots of small details for cupcakes this weekend. I used gumpaste rolled out paper thin, and let it set on the mat for about an hour and a half. It worked perfect. Ill attach a pic. The pressure was med. and the speed was med. (i think) Great Cake BTW!!!!!
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post #27 of 456
Thread Starter 
What kind of gumpaste did you use? and did you roll it out by hand? Cupcakes look awesome!
post #28 of 456
I used satin ice gumpaste and first I rolled it by hand after putting it in the microwave it to warm it up, then I put in on the mat and rolled it out until it would not stretch anymore. It was very very thin, no thicker than cardstock.
post #29 of 456
Oh my goodness...now I'm REALLY excited for my cricut cake to arrive!! Thank you so much for all the info, it seems like it will be really helpful!! BTW how do I save this thread???
post #30 of 456
Thread Starter 
I don't know how others do it but the only way I know of is to bookmark it!
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