My Success With The Cricut Cake With Pic And Tips!

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cakemamaP Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:02am
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thanks :0)

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JaimeAnn Posted 2 May 2010 , 6:58am
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I haven't had time to play with mine realy so tonight I decided to just try it with one of the frosting sheets.

It cut perfect first try!

I set it to High pressure , mediun speed .

The one thing I think that is crucial is to make sure that whatever you are usng is stuck to the mat really well.

Too much shortening and it will slide and pull , tear, etc. Too little and it will move while cutting.

When you get the right amount it will stick firmly to the mat ( it is hard to push it around, feels like it is glued to the mat)

Here are my first cuts with the frosting sheets.Will try gumpaste in the next day or so cause the frosting sheets taste TERRIBLE!
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beenie51 Posted 2 May 2010 , 11:49am
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While I haven't yet ordered the circut cake I have learned a lot about what you can and can not do. Thanks everyone.

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Ivy383 Posted 2 May 2010 , 12:49pm
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I cut 12 of these crowns for cupcakes. I used Wilton fondant. I rolled it out very thin and waited 15 minutes before cutting.
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debster Posted 2 May 2010 , 1:10pm
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Wow you all are doing GREAT!!!! Keep the pictures coming.

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bubblywhitewine Posted 2 May 2010 , 1:17pm
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I've got to get the machanie out and play with it. You ladies have done amazing things with it. Thanks for sharing your tips!!

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Omicake Posted 2 May 2010 , 1:29pm
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Hope to get mine soon and see if I'm so lucky as all of you that made so perfect cuts.I'll be following your advice.Thanks so much.

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alene Posted 2 May 2010 , 1:58pm
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I should be getting mine next week. Was just wondering if anyone has tried using MMF?

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fathfamilycakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 2:17pm
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is making the but and extra program or is it a cartridge? and where is the best place to by the circut cake????????

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dreamacres Posted 2 May 2010 , 2:56pm
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Used expression to cut fondant/gumpaste for cake yesterday, not finished but will send pictures. Husband put hand in front of cake at base trying to fix and add more accents. Yes the blade gets plugged easy. No big deal to clean it. Used gumpaste/fondant mixture. Pretty much cut all day. Found freezing did not work no matter what. I found running through pasta maker, thinning to # 3 on my KA and then letting set 1/2 hour works great. Had rolled out pieces of fondant/gumpaste night before and bagged overnight, did not seem any different then just a few minutes of rest. Medium speed and about a # 3 on blade. Hey guys dumb question. Why does the pressure setting make any difference since the rollers are only touching the mat, not the product?
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cuteums Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:15pm
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I have a question - can you upload your own designs to the cricut? Like a company logo, or original drawing or something like that, or do you have to use their cartridge designs?

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Ivy383 Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:48pm
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I have a question - can you upload your own designs to the ? Like a company logo, or original drawing or something like that, or do you have to use their cartridge designs?




You can use SCAL or MTC programs to do so.

SCAL http://www.craftedge.com/index.html

MTC http://www.make-the-cut.com/

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Cookie4 Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:58pm
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Thanks for sharing!

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JudyDP Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:09pm
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is making the but and extra program or is it a cartridge? and where is the best place to by the circut cake????????



I can't tell you the best place, but they are selling on ebay around $300.00 with free shipping, and Costco.com is offering them for $300.00 with free shipping. HTH

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Couturecupcakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:21pm
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I have to agree with dreamacres. Freezing didn't help me, but putting the gumpaste through a pasta machine to #3 setting worked.
Dreamacres, did you covered the gumpaste when you let it sit out for 1/2 hour?

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hogue Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:22pm
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Wow, Thank you all for posting all of this great information. I just got mine yesterday and can't wait to play with it. My daughter turns 2 this week and I can't wait to use it on her cake. I was looking for some recipes to make the frosting sheets is there any that you all would recommend?

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cakemamaP Posted 2 May 2010 , 5:54pm
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I got my machine on ebay with a cartridge for $260 and free shipping if you're in the USA...I'm in Canada so I had to pay $53 shipping but it's still much less expensive than the $429 I saw on HSN...can't wait to try all the great tips you ladies are sharing!!

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PTBUGZY1 Posted 2 May 2010 , 6:41pm
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I'm doing my 'happy dance', I've been playing with my cricut cake using the icing sheets it came with and no joy, tried leaving to dry and freezing. I just finished another play session using wilton fondant and woohoo sucess. I rolled the fondant onto the cutting mat and froze for 20-30 mins. I've now changed my mind, I'm not going to throw my machine out the window anymore.

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leslie2748 Posted 2 May 2010 , 6:52pm
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COSTCO IS HAVING CRICUT CAKE COME THROUGH ON A HOME SHOW!!! Will be a great price, great return policy...call for schedule!

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tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 2 May 2010 , 7:54pm
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When you purchase the Cricut Cake does it come with any fonts initially ? icon_razz.gif

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candacesmith Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:42pm
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Call me crazy, but wouldn't the fondant be a sticky mess once it thaws out of the freezer?

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JaimeAnn Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:48pm
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When you purchase the Cake does it come with any fonts initially ? icon_razz.gif




I think the cricut cake comes with the Basic cake cartridge included.

I got mine on HSN and it came with the basics and the elegant cartridges.

The basic cartridge has a set of font some designs(flowers, butterflies, crown, scrolls ,etc. and a few phrases, Happy Birthday, Happy mothers day, congratulations etc.)

If you get one of the computer programs(SCAL or MTC) you don't have to buy more carts. you can cut images , clipart, etc. straight from your computer.

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JaimeAnn Posted 2 May 2010 , 9:55pm
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Why does the pressure setting make any difference since the rollers are only touching the mat, not the product?




The pressure on the CC is for the pressure of the Blade. I am not sure if that is the same as on the Expression , but it controls how hard/deep the cutting blade presses.

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auntiecake Posted 2 May 2010 , 11:09pm
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I understand from this forum that you can use the deep cutting blade used for the expression cricut with the cricut cake. Also that it is ok to cut paper. I had heard this before, but the Provo Craft rep at a Midhaels demo said your couldn't What is right? I used paper once and it worked perfect. Confused!!!!

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tony_sopranos_ebony_girl Posted 3 May 2010 , 12:49am
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thumbs_up.gif Thank you so much JaimeAnn ... by the way what font did you use on the frosting sheets that you posted ... thank you !!!

p.s. I would ask you the same thing of kileyscakes ... in the photo you submitted what was the font on your cake please icon_twisted.gif

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cakemamaP Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:25am
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what do you do with the rest of the fondant/gumpaste/frosting sheet once you've peeled it away?? is it still good enough to be rolled out and used again??

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Suzisweet Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:31am
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Oh my goodness...now I'm REALLY excited for my cake to arrive!! Thank you so much for all the info, it seems like it will be really helpful!! BTW how do I save this thread???




Go to the very bottom of thread and on the left click on "watch this thread", then if you go to the top later and click "forum" then in the purple area right under that you can click "watched topics" and any that you are watching will be listed and you can easily go back into it.

Thanks everyone for all of the great posts...can't wait for mine to get here and try it out....this is a dream come true for a graphic designer turned cake decorator!!! I need to purchase sure cuts alot and turn all of my cool art into cake or cookies or cupcakes!!

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kileyscakes Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:08am
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The font I used in my cake was with the cake basics cartridge. The fondant was fine once it was thawed with the wilton fondant. I did try to freeze some satin ice fondant and that did not work, It's like it never really froze and just got sort of sticky, I did have some luck with satin ice rolled thinly and then cut. I like the idea of sticking with wilton with gum tex added since I can get it locally and it comes precolored like the black and red since I only use it for decor anyway. Also add your gum tex and then let it rest I noticed that the next day when I went to roll it out it worked even better.

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kileyscakes Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:13am
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I understand from this forum that you can use the deep cutting blade used for the expression with the cake. Also that it is ok to cut paper. I had heard this before, but the Provo Craft rep at a Midhaels demo said your couldn't What is right? I used paper once and it worked perfect. Confused!!!!




Yes you can I have done it just fine with making my own cupcakes wrappers, that is the whole reason I broke down and bought the cricut cake since I knew it would cut paper too. I just use the deep cut housing and blade and the mats that are made for the expression! Another thing I can see getting addicting is making banners and stuff for birthday parties!

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