Did you call them or how do you get the adjustable dial? Do you know if you can also use paper and the deep cut blade on the Cricut Cake? Someone said they weren't putting the adjustable dial in the Cake machine and were changing the instructions. Just curious do you know what is going on?
So how are you all adjusting if there isn't a dial? I have one on the way?
there are seperate dials off to the side to adjust speed and pressure
Did you call them or how do you get the adjustable dial? Do you know if you can also use paper and the deep cut blade on the Cake? Someone said they weren't putting the adjustable dial in the Cake machine and were changing the instructions. Just curious do you know what is going on?
yes i called them last night about the adjustable blade that is show in the booklet but not the one that comes with the cricut cake, you have 2 dials off to the side to adjust pressure and speed of the cuts
Ordered mine and after I read about Linda McClure's issues with the maker of Cake, and slightly in part to other factors (but more so about LM) I returned it unopened for a refund. Looking forward to learning more about the other brand cutting machines that she is now currently using and hoping they will develop a food safe cutter soon. Sigh. I did have high hopes, but I cannot support a company that has shady business practices.
Where on earth do you shop and how did you find a business that has perfect business practices?
Not about perfect biz practices, about UNETHICAL business practices. I guess you have to have had an idea stolen from you and watch others profit before you understand the gravity of the situation.
And to the poster who said she wanted more money...Well heck you would too if all you got for your idea was zip, zilch, and nada while they go laughing (at your expense) all the way to the bank. I have read both sides to the argument and a bunch of third parties who honestly don't know what really happened. I don't know what really happened but the actual believable story is that of Linda's. What I find odd is that the big corp who makes the Cricut Cake has yet to address this issue and yet they go after companies like MTC and SCAL for developing software that allows you to use that cutter without buying the big corps cartridges. And the cartridges are very limiting. If I create a design myself I want to be able to use that design, not have to purchase a cartridge that only allows me to use the images on it!
I don't know anything about this, but from what I have read here why didn't she get a lawyer and sell her idea to them or dopyright it. It sounds like she neglected to protect herself. On the other side they developed the expressions that she was experimenting with so it was not totally her invention. She was just using other materials to cut. I might be wrong because I haven't seen any info on either side. You can correct me if you want. It is really between them and their lawyers.
Linda did have a lawyer...I just think her lawyer was not on top of his/her game.
That is too bad! In this world today you have to be careful and cover your bases. Sad but true.
Has anyone tried cookie dough (frozen)? Can you use it for paper and can you use the deep blade for the expressions?
I wish I could get mine to work this well
Ditto!!! Ready to pull my hair out and send this hunk of junk back!!! Sorry just venting, something this costly should not be so difficult to use.
Thanks for posting this! I havent had much luck with mine but I have only tried it once because it was such a disaster, lol.
Stupid question- if you freeze the fondant before you cut it, can you still reuse the scraps or are they too dried out/hard?
My freezer is too small to fit the mat in.
Got my Cake Cricut last week but just how had time to play with it. I Love it!! 1st I used straight gumpaste and then I tried gumpaste/mmf mix and worked perfect on each.
I am glad to see that freezing the fondant worked for you! It's nice to see it posted here on CC. On 4/21 over on the Cricut forum I had posted my results of freezing the MMF and rolling it out to the thickness of a nickel. I posted pics so they could see how it worked for me. I tried the MMF first because that is what I had out to play with..
I cannot wait until my cricut gets here! Has anyone used cheese in it yet? On the HSN special, the girl referenced using cheese, cookie dough, gumpaste, and fondant in there?
I've heard your experiences with gumpaste and fondant...but no cheese or cookie dough?
Has anyone given those a go??
Thanks for all of you tips!!!
I just don't understand how it could cut cookie dough?? If you have to roll it really thin? That would be awesome if it could though
I just got my CC on Friday and have been playing around with it, I LOVE Make the Cut! It's going to really come in handy with my baseball hat cakes, cutting something like the St. Louis Cardinals logo by hand is extremely time consuming (see the one in my photos, that logo took FOREVER to cut!), and I tested it with the Cake and it came out great!
I have a question about the pressure though. I was using have pressure and it was leaving cuts in my cutting mat (through the gumpaste). I've never used an actual Cricut before, is this normal or should I dial back the pressure?
This is awesome, thanks for sharing!!! I own the Expressions and was wondering if the Cricut Cake blades can be used with the Cricut Expressions deep cut housing, but using the cake blades instead of the paper blades. I read you used the paper blades on the Cricut Cake so I would thing it would also work the other way around ... I compared both machines at JoAnn's the other day and honestly, I can say they look pretty similar and the only differences are minimal, nothing to do with the cutting of the fondant itself. Thanks!!!
I think cutting thru to the mat is pretty normal. They say to have extra mats on hand and to alternate them. I know mine has a LOT of cuts on it and if you cut something thin it comes thru, like the frosting sheets.
OK good, that's what I was hoping. I'll have to buy a few more mats so I can rotate them around.
Has anyone tried to cut the fillagree(sp?) that comes on the Cake Basics cartridge? I've tried them at a ton of different sizes and I CANNOT get them to cut, somehow the blade drags some of it along.
Have you washed your blade and use the brush each time before you start to cut. That is what the Provo Craft lady told me. I think it works best when it is thinner for those delicate cuts and II think you slow the speed down. The lady that demonstrated at Michaels was having trouble w/ the frosting sheets. If they get dry they just jumble up when cut. She said to put a damp paper towel in the plastic behind the frosting sheets to add moisture to them. I haven't tried it yet. Good Luck and let me know if you have any hints to help. I downloaded the Make the Cut today, but haven't tried it yet.
auntiecake, what is the download, Make the Cut?
Make the Cut is AWESOME auntiecake. I love being able to trace a logo into Make the Cut and then cut an exact replica with the Cricut.
It allows you to cut things that are not on a cricut cartridge. It is on sale now also. I haven't tried it yet, but am excited to see what I can do. You can also use fonts off the computer I understand .
You can cut anything you pull off your computer. So yes, any fonts will also cut.
I took my Cricut cake out of the box last night, and I was very nervous, because I have never used one before. But I LOVE it!!!! Oh my gosh, I have tried almost every cut on the basic cake cartridge!!!! I want to make a cake, but I don't want to stop cutting!!! I have been using some left over fondarific from a cake I did Sat. and it cuts like butter! I don't think I would have had such good results without everyone here, because I read all the posts on what to do and what not to do - so thank you to everyone!!!!! Now I am off to try cutting some gumpaste!
Are you freezing it first?
Thanks for posting!!!
I experimented with a 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix and I did freeze that for about 30 minutes before cutting, with pretty good results. When I use just gumpaste, I usually let it sit out for 5-10 minutes before cutting, and that seems to work well.
That is pretty much what I did when it worked well. I didn't always leave it in the freezer for 30 minutes, but it would give you more time to cut and move it. I usually just put it back in the freezer for a few minutes and then picked it up. Thanks for the info.
I took my cake out of the box last night, and I was very nervous, because I have never used one before. But I LOVE it!!!! Oh my gosh, I have tried almost every cut on the basic cake cartridge!!!! I want to make a cake, but I don't want to stop cutting!!! I have been using some left over fondarific from a cake I did Sat. and it cuts like butter! I don't think I would have had such good results without everyone here, because I read all the posts on what to do and what not to do - so thank you to everyone!!!!! Now I am off to try cutting some gumpaste!
I too am using Fondarific...it has no tylose ect added. Rolled to a 7 on electric pasta machine and cut out a scroll and a little plant of some sort. I have mixed feelings. While it cut fairly well it did still pull some and I did get a nick here and there too. The plant had little holes in it I think and it definately did not cut them, it kind of drilled them and left "yuck" behind. I am hoping since you are having success you can tell me exactly what settings, did you freeze ect.
AND a question to ALL...did the blade cut up your mat??? I have it set at medium pressure and it is cutting into my mat. I can see and feel everything I have tried to cut so far.
I am attaching photos of the two cuts I just did. One is just to see the cut the other I photographed so you could see the cuts in the mat.