we 'cakers' a passionate bunch. : )
icingimages, there are some nice new uses out there for that product. (icing images) fun with multiple, endless uses. Not a lot of expense and no added expensive parts to buy, & no worries about this product becoming obsolete and no place to get additions if it does go obsolete.
and i can see how planning a layout on a cake might constitute art on a different level (?) (more like scrapbooking or doing a layout for a school yearbook.) it would require an eye for aesthetics. don't know if planning a layout is art. it's more like if you are a methodical planner you can lay this stuff on a cake. because i think a certain pattern is pretty doesn't mean that thousands of that pattern will make a cake prettier. it would take an eye for sure to not go into a gaudy or overkill look. i seriously considered buying a cricut (or silouette (sp?)) i personally don't like a lot of 'things' taking up a lot of room i.e. a machine and a lot of parts to keep up with. (more of a minimalist, not a fanatical minimalist, just don't have time/place for clutter that i've researched and decided is not for me) even if they go on deep discount, just don't think the finished 'look' is for me. nothing personal to anyone out there. that's what makes this forum so wonderful, peep of all levels of talent with all levels of skill in one community! lotta respect for that. thank you cake central. differing opinions are what keeps it 'real.' haha
and ccr03 "If you think edible images or cutting machine will make you a decorator, then the cake will look machine made. BUT if you see this new technology are new art tools, then the cake will look like a piece of art." touche! valid point.
just a personal opinion, people will make up their own minds.
i don't have an agenda and have nothing to sell or to 'berate'. only my personal observations. we are all individuals with different styles and skills and talents. power to the cakes!