Let me prefice and say, we sell everything you are looking for, we have for about 14 years and are experts in edible printing and electronic cutting. So I am baised when it comes to our product, however, you can trust in the fact that we use everything we sell. My job is to break things and fix them and we always put our customers first.
Edible printing: Great if you print about every week to two weeks. It has to be a dedicated pritner that is compatable with edible inks. If you are not going to use the printer regularly....dont use it.
Cricut Cake, you may be able to find one on clearnace or used, I dont beleive they sell them any more. There wasnt enough company support and people lost confidnece. If you are looking for an electronic cutter, use The Silhouette Cameo Cake...all the way. Linda McClure who is the pioneer of this proceedure, endorses only that brand. Do not use fondant as your item for cutting, use Icing Sheets. The ones they sell at Michaels are made a little differently to withstand being sold retail. They do not hold up as well as the bulk icing sheets you can purchase from companies like mine. You will notice a difference in quality and have much fewer problems. However, remember just like anything else, there are differences in icing sheets so make sure you chose wisely. Our Premium Icing Sheets are designed for cutting as well as printing and the taste awesome. Keep in mind when purchasing a Silhouette, there is software involved, so give your self time to use it. Dont assume you will master it in 2 seconds! While it is relatively easy, you have to be willing to use it.
For all of you who have the Cricut and are not using it...USE IT! Why did you buy it if thats all you are gonig to do with it is dust it! While I may like the Cameo better, the Cricut does work and it is an awesome tool! Try it! If not sell it to someone who can use it.
BTW, we do have a new product coming out on SATURDAY! Debuting at the National Capital Area Cake show. If you are talking about all this technology, you must check it out! It is a tool you will use and it is not intimidating and it is fun and imaginative...