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post #61 of 138
I agree that the cricut is tool, to be used to make things easier/faster/more consistent if needing repetitions/etc. I have seen beautiful cakes where a cutter design is used over and over. The art is in the placement, color, enhancements, etc.

I just finished 60 cookies for school tomorrow. I used the Cricut to cut 60 "Thank You"s to go on top. I knew that that would be too flat, without pizazz, so then I piped on top. I used SCAL to set up a font, cut many at once. I do more cookies than cakes, so repetition is important to me.
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post #62 of 138
cute cookies. i do like the piping on top.
post #63 of 138
Ok, so by reading everyone's comments I am now a bit uneasy about my purchase. I used it today for the first time to cut some letters and was not successful. Few things were my error but I was very upset when I rolled my gumpaste super thin and it cut right through to the mat.. now i have permanent letters on my mat?? Is that normal??????
post #64 of 138
all_for_my_baby, I posted the same question a couple of days ago and from the responses it seems that marking up the mat is normal. I don't like it but I was told it does not affect the outcome of whatever you are cutting. I guess thats why replacement mats are available.
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post #65 of 138
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62

all_for_my_baby, I posted the same question a couple of days ago and from the responses it seems that marking up the mat is normal. I don't like it but I was told it does not affect the outcome of whatever you are cutting. I guess thats why replacement mats are available.



I set in a demo with linda mclue and she recommended marking up your mat to help the paste have something to grip to.
post #66 of 138
Peg818 - I was thinking the very same thing. Glad to know that I was on the right track.
post #67 of 138
I have found that if you freeze it for about 5-6 minutes then brush a THIN layer of crisco on top of the gumpaste, it cuts perfectly for me. But somtimes I don't brush on the crisco on top, and it cuts great too.
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post #68 of 138
I use it on a low pressure and it doesn't cut the mat, but having it marked up doesn't hurt the mat. It should be replaced after a while anyway.
post #69 of 138
Oh that is great to hear then. I was quite upset with myself for doing that ! lol .. I am going to keep trying and hopefully use the right consistancy to make it work!
post #70 of 138
OK, hate to bring this one up but....... yes the cricut mat gets cut, and the pieces of mat goes where? I found them on the pieces I had cut. Not good. Was using a magnifiy glass to clean up edges with knife and yep there they where. Thin pieces of mat I would never have seen with my eyes, stuck to pieces. Yummm....

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post #71 of 138
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Originally Posted by dreamacres

OK, hate to bring this one up but....... yes the mat gets cut, and the pieces of mat goes where? I found them on the pieces I had cut. Not good. Was using a magnifiy glass to clean up edges with knife and yep there they where. Thin pieces of mat I would never have seen with my eyes, stuck to pieces. Yummm....



Eeeewwww...That's why I use low pressure!
post #72 of 138
I just got my cricut cake late last week and I was a bit apprehensive after I had read scary posts. Anyway I reluctantly used it to cut a few things and it was great. The thing is that my mat was cut. So I guess I will use very low pressure. Another thing to note for the people who think that there is no artistry with the circut...... You still have to use your design sense for the placement of things you cut. The cricut will not put the pieces on the cake and if you cut a thousand pieces of fondant or gumpaste, you will still have to attach it to your cake.
Anyway I look forward to playing some more with my cricut cake.
post #73 of 138
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Originally Posted by ctinaw

I went to art school and got my BFA in art and design - but I guess I'm not a "true artist" since I'm a graphic designer and sit behind a computer all day long which is what I use to create my "art". Sorry - that makes no sense.

I could sit about anyone down in front of a computer with all of the programs I use loaded and tell them to lay out this or that magazine ad - and depending on their own individual knowledge, skill, education and ability they will either produce something awful, boring, ho-hum or amazing.

Similarly, I could give any person off the street a cake and receive the same results. Art does come from within. Your ideas and how you translate them into reality *is* the art. Not what tools you use to create them. That kind of thinking is pretty closed minded.



Well siad!!!! I have not involved myself in the whole Cricut debate but the cricut bashing is ridiculous and I am tired of it. I doubt there is anyone on this website that has not used some kind of hand cutter or tool. The creativity comes from how you USE your tool! CAN THE GREAT CRICUT DEBATE JUST END!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!
post #74 of 138
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Originally Posted by misterc

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Originally Posted by ctinaw

I went to art school and got my BFA in art and design - but I guess I'm not a "true artist" since I'm a graphic designer and sit behind a computer all day long which is what I use to create my "art". Sorry - that makes no sense.

I could sit about anyone down in front of a computer with all of the programs I use loaded and tell them to lay out this or that magazine ad - and depending on their own individual knowledge, skill, education and ability they will either produce something awful, boring, ho-hum or amazing.

Similarly, I could give any person off the street a cake and receive the same results. Art does come from within. Your ideas and how you translate them into reality *is* the art. Not what tools you use to create them. That kind of thinking is pretty closed minded.



Well siad!!!! I have not involved myself in the whole debate but the bashing is ridiculous and I am tired of it. I doubt there is anyone on this website that has not used some kind of hand cutter or tool. The creativity comes from how you USE your tool! CAN THE GREAT DEBATE JUST END!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!

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post #75 of 138
I have found the unit to fall short from all the claims Cricut has made about its capabilities if you purchase this machine make sure you do so from a retailer with a good return policy. When I first heard about this machine I thought it was genius now that I have used it I find it to be a huge letdown I'm glad I ordered it to at least get it out of my system lol.
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