Hi all - I am a hobby baker & I'm considering getting a cricut cake machine. Wondering if any one has had the opportunity to see or work with both the reg. cricut cake vs. the cricut cake mini. Other then the mat size difference is there anything that may be something to consider?? I've seen the comparison of features on the cricut site - but wonder what other cakers really feel is important to have etc.
I'd love to hear your opinions & experiences!
PS: I did a forum search - but so much came up & didn't quite see this exact topic... Sorry If I missed it - I would appreciate any link that may be helpful! Thanks again!
i just got the Mini yesterday so i haven't had a chance to use it but from looking over it and watchin vids and things online. i think the only differences are just whats listed on the site. i don't know if you have a joanne's in your are but if you do they are running an AMAZING sale on both Cricuts till the 19th. $299 for the fullsize and $99 for the mini, however they are sold out online
I've also been thinking of getting one. I would probably get the mini because you can do all the same things the bigger one does (I have a cricut expression and my friend has the original that has the half sheet).
BACI: Are you planning on cutting shapes/designs that are big or thinking about saving time? The cricut cake would be saving you time because you can fill the whole sheet and then decorate your cake but if you don't mind running the sheet twice to get the same result the mini should be fine. HTH
I have the Create which is the mini Expression. The only difference is, obviously, the mat is 6x12 as opposed to 12 x 12. Since most pasta makers only roll out 4-6" wide sheets of gum paste, you would have to put 2 -3 sheets on each mat. For me it was a cost thing. Since I'm a friends & family baker only, I couldn't justify the higher price when the only benefit would be the time between when the the mat is freezing and when it's cutting. If you have more than one mat, that point is moot. If you have a way to roll out a 12x12 piece of gp evenly and thinly enough, i.e: a sheeter, then I would go for the bigger one to give a nice 12x12 design. If you are going to use a pasta maker and money is an issue, I'd say go for the mini. That's JMHO. Good luck and let us know what you decide.