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post #76 of 138
I received my Cake Cricut last week but didn't have time to fool with it until last night and so far I love it! Tried gumpaste and then tried gumpaste/mmf and both worked great. No complaints as of yet.
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post #77 of 138
I work in software in my day job and create cakes as a stress reliever. I see this kind of "complaining" going on in all environments.

I agreee that the Cricut Cake should be viewed as just a tool. It is nothing more than a glorified printer that the user MUST become familair with. Don't go blaming the tool when the user is not familiar with it or expects it to be God's Gift to make them famous. Just think of the projects that go wrong to be filed under PEBCAK. (look it up if you don't know what this tech issue code means).

Let it go and get on with learning what you have.
post #78 of 138
I bought mine with the intent for it to be a tool, nothing more. This debate is something else. But anyhoos . . .

I finally got a chance to play around with it on Saturday night. First of all - those icing sheets are NASTY. NASTY. NASTY. Who the hell would ever eat that crap???????? It makes gumpaste taste good.

This is actually a pretty complex little piece of equipment. It certainly isn't as easy as they make it out to be. So far I'm not excited, but I'm intrigued enough to keep going. I am doing a bumblebee cake this week, and am going to try using MMF for some flowers and stems. We'll see how that goes.
post #79 of 138
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Originally Posted by CookieMeister

I finally got a chance to play around with it on Saturday night. First of all - those icing sheets are NASTY. NASTY. NASTY. Who the hell would ever eat that crap???????? It makes gumpaste taste good.

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I have to agree that those icing sheets are made on another planet where plastic is considered edible!
post #80 of 138
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). icon_lol.gif
post #81 of 138
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Originally Posted by candicemorgannicholson

If you follow the cutting edge cake blog they show several test of the cake. They use it on everything from gumpaste to fondarific to sugar cookies to cheese. They list all the reviews it is very helpful. Also they tried every brand of commercial fondant/gumpaste and came up with a recipe that you can make. They swear it works better than any fondant/gumpaste out there. I don't have the cake I have an expression and it works perfect in mine. Unfortunately I can't do super cool stuff like sugar cookies because of food safety. icon_cry.gif The recipe they use is below.

Gumpaste for CricutTM - Single Batch
1/2 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Gelatin
2 1/2 Tbsp Shortening
1/3 Cup Corn Syrup
2lbs Powdered Sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp CMC

Heat pot of water on stove.
Sprinkle gelatin in 1/2 cup of water and let stand for 5-10 mns.
Put bowl of gelatin in to pan of hot water and heat until translucent.
Add corn syrup, cook for about 1 minute.
Add heated shortening - cook until completely dissolved.
Pour mixture into a 5 qt mixing bowl, add sugar, mix with dough hook until completely mixed.
Add color if desired.
Add CMC and mix well.
Wrap airtight and let rest for 24 hours.



I hate my cricut cake too but I don't want to give up I want to keep trying thanks for the recipe I did try it and I still don't have good luck with the CC
post #82 of 138
It worked for me and I was shocked, I am not one to have success my first try like that. I don't think I would have had any luck had I not used a pasta roller to get it thin enough, then if I got some dragging it was due to the blade needing cleaning from build up, or too much Crisco on the mat. I had a hard time rolling the gum-paste thin enough to even feed into my KA pasta roller, so I can only imagine attempting it without. It was pretty firm stuff using Toba Garretts recipe!
I am excited to try the gum paste recipe posted here too, and to attempt it with MMF as well as chocolate!
It seems like gum-paste works the best - and it has to be super thin.
Artists use mixed media all the time, this can be used to create the same way.
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post #83 of 138
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Originally Posted by shearpamela

It worked for me and I was shocked, I am not one to have success my first try like that. I don't think I would have had any luck had I not used a pasta roller to get it thin enough, then if I got some dragging it was due to the blade needing cleaning from build up, or too much Crisco on the mat. I had a hard time rolling the gum-paste thin enough to even feed into my KA pasta roller, so I can only imagine attempting it without. It was pretty firm stuff using Toba Garretts recipe!
I am excited to try the gum paste recipe posted here too, and to attempt it with MMF as well as chocolate!
It seems like gum-paste works the best - and it has to be super thin.
Artists use mixed media all the time, this can be used to create the same way.
Cake collages icon_smile.gif



here is the picture I was trying to send you
post #84 of 138
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post #85 of 138
I work at Jo-Ann's and we received Cricut Cake Minis today.
post #86 of 138
I, too, would like to know what CMC is in the recipe.
post #87 of 138
I used my cc to do this cake for cheerleaders , letters etc and it was fun.........what the heckel and jeckel is cmc?

oops here is link lol

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1841548
post #88 of 138
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by CookieMeister

I finally got a chance to play around with it on Saturday night. First of all - those icing sheets are NASTY. NASTY. NASTY. Who the hell would ever eat that crap???????? It makes gumpaste taste good.

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I have to agree that those icing sheets are made on another planet where plastic is considered edible!



They are not only nasty gross, but mine cracked every time like in a million pieces...I like to use wiltons gumpaste the best, and in freezer for ten minutes...
post #89 of 138
Conchita the photos are not showing up, maybe you could email them to me?
post #90 of 138
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

I don't see the difference between the or any other cutters someone may choose to use. Unless you're doing everything completely "freehand" you're using some kind of tool or artifical inteligence. Is anyone making realistic gumpaste flowers without some kind of cutter?



Yep!! I do it frequently icon_smile.gif Have you ever seen pulled flowers? They look amazingly real. Also, all my chocolate roses are made without any cutters or moulds. And I also do a fair bit of free-hand painting on my cakes.

My point - it takes all kinds, yeah? If some people feel they get benefit from using a Cricut in their cake art, then so be it. Where I live, they cost wayyyy too much, as do all the extra mats and stuff, so its not even an option for my boutique cakery. For me at least, there are just too many options out there for me to be playing with WITHOUT having to own a Cricut.

Maybe one day when I get sick of pulling flowers and freehand painting and piping and modelling original 3D figures, I'll buy one (they should be cheaper by then!)

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