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post #1 of 22
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I received a Circut cake for Christmas this year, I was struggling with having it cut my gumpaste, fondant or even the Wilton sugar sheets. I found a video somewhere online that suggested to use the Wilton fondant. I just wanted to post that it works!! For all who are struggling with getting the machine to work, try Wilton fondant...works like a charm.
post #2 of 22
I'll add that Fondx and Fondarific cut well also. Anything I cut in the Cricut automatically gets a 5 minute vacation in the freezer before I cut it. It makes a WORLD of difference! The cuts are much cleaner!!
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by cupadeecakes

I'll add that Fondx and Fondarific cut well also. Anything I cut in the automatically gets a 5 minute vacation in the freezer before I cut it. It makes a WORLD of difference! The cuts are much cleaner!!




Great! I'm going to try that also...
post #4 of 22
Did you know that premium designing sheets are the thicker icing sheets are available in a full color range? These are great for the quicker cuts. You can also use gum paste and Chocopan.

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post #5 of 22

I just received my Cricut Cake and love it to bits. Yes, I struggled in the beginning cutting the Fondant, but figured it out quickly.

Besides putting it in the freezer for a while, you can also add some CMC powder. The only problem with that is that you have to plan your designs well in advance, once you've added the powder it becomes hard, very hard, depending on the amount you've used.

Jacky
 

post #6 of 22
I used mine for the first time on Friday and noticed that if I let the fondant sit out for a bit the cut was cleaner. I really like the idea of putting it in the freezer for 5 minutes. I'm going to try that idea next time. This is why I love this site. You learn something new every day.
post #7 of 22
I must say I have been quite dissapointed with my Cricut, finding it very frustrating finding the right stuff to cut! I havent tried Wilton sheets as i read that they tasted disscusting! arent they expensive too? I tried my own fondant with added CMC but this took all my strength to roll out!! I always freeze the sheet 1st which does help and I get there in the end, but will never attempt a fine delicate design (which are on the cartridges!) All in all i find it so much bother that i hardly ever use it now! I think it was a waste of the very high price!
But maybe will try the Wilton sheets at least once!
post #8 of 22
I always use Satin Ice with my Cricut Cake and works fine. But with dark colors like black I let the sheet sit for half an hr or so to dry it up a bit.
For those of you who put it in the freezer, don't you have any condensation problems afterwards?
post #9 of 22
B7jac: it sounds like you added too much CMC. If it's hard to roll out, microwave it for a few seconds to soften it.

Cupcations: yes, it condensates. How much depends on the weather at the time. I leave mine in the freezer until I'm ready to load and cut.
post #10 of 22
Re: hard to roll out. I use the Silhouette and the special gumpaste recipe that came with it. You roll it out using a pasta machine. A lot easier and more precise.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by icingimages

Did you know that premium designing sheets are the thicker icing sheets are available in a full color range? These are great for the quicker cuts. You can also use gum paste and Chocopan.



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post #12 of 22
We do ship everywhere...but the sheets are heavy!

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post #13 of 22
I always use MMF with my Cricut Cake. I roll it out and let it set for 5-10 minutes. Works like a charm every time.
post #14 of 22
B7jac,

If you add CMC, add a little at a time. I promise you, it works even with the more delicate cuts. Also make sure that your blade is perfectly clean.

Another trick is to take the blade out and put some holsum fat on it. I also use the holsum fat on my cricut mat. It works just fine.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by JackydeKlerk

B7jac,

If you add CMC, add a little at a time. I promise you, it works even with the more delicate cuts. Also make sure that your blade is perfectly clean.

Another trick is to take the blade out and put some holsum fat on it. I also use the holsum fat on my mat. It works just fine.



what is holsum fat?
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