Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cricut Cake Decorating Machine

I am not even very into cake decorating, but when I heard about this new product I thought that it was so great that I had to share it with all of you!

Crircut has come out with a new Cricut Cake Machine.  In the same way that the original Cricut makes cutting professional looking letters and images for your scrapbooking and card making crafts, the Cricut Cake does the same thing for cake and cookie decorating.  The images are cut out of gum paste, and then can be easily attached to your cake or cookies.  Images can be cut in a variety of sizes to custom fit the item you are placing them on.

Here is a video that demos how it all works



This could bring your cakes and cookies to a whole new level!

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20 comments:

  1. my mom invented this method about a year ago. she is the one who came to provo crafts with the idea. she was even at cha to demo it.
    anyway, go see linda mcclure's site, www.creativedesignscakes.com and see what all she's done with her cricut. she also uses other computer programs, like sure cuts a lot, to link things, customize images, etc. if you can see it, she can do it with gumpaste.

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  2. That is so cool that your mom brought this idea to prove crafts, and that they made it happen. I will have to go and check out her website.

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  3. this machine rocks, who said you can not have cake and eat it too...provocraft says we can, lol...i would love this machine.

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

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  5. I just ordered mine today on HSN! I can't wait until it arrives!!!!

    -Jenniffer
    http://cupadeecakes.blospot.com

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  6. what have you heard about the thickness of the gumpaste. i tried to do it with my regular cricut but i ended having to roll it out to paper thin....does the cricut cake do the thicker one?

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  7. Can you use fondant with this

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  8. the girl doing the demo on HSN said for the fondant to be 1/8" thick...in some places freezing the fondant/gumpaste helps so that it will be easier to cut. not sure if u can use thicker fondant but hey nothing u cant learn from trial and error =)

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  9. Hey Jenniffer, I missed the HSN show. Can you tell us how much it cost? I signed up on cricut.com and put it on my wish list, but I cant find the price anywhere! whatever the cost is, it will be worth it! Thanks!

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  10. I want it so bad but can not afford it right now.

    great job. i do not have that one.

    chriswooten57
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com
    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

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  11. Can you use fondant?

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  12. Yes, you can use fondant. I have the machine- and I'm having 'growing pains' with it- it's alot of trial and error as someone earlier said. Actually, paper-thin is more difficult to work with. A bit thicker works much better. They also sell 'frosting sheets' to go with the machine. I have those too. They cut nice enough- but they are very transparent, almost like vellum. They also melt and 'bleed' color very, very easily. I don't care much for them- plus they are very expensive. Three sheets that are @ 11x11 in size cost $18.00. They are not worth the price to me.

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  13. Can the Cricut Expression be used with the cake products (frosting, etc.)? I have the Expression and would like to find other ways to use it as it was a very expensive investment.

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  14. I have used my Expression for cake products and it worked nice I bought the frosting sheets to try but havent tried it yet. I just love mine

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  15. Has anyone tried using paper in their circut cake? Since it's designed to be washable, why not use paper too?

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  16. Have you had success using the frosting sheet in your Cricut Expression? I'm dying to try it! :)

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  17. I have been working with the gum paste and the
    Cricut Cake machine and found it is difficult creating my own. do you have any suggestions?

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  18. HELP!!! using fondant/gum paste sheets. tried cutting and it just tore it up!!! wasted a whole sheet. what am i DOING WRONG???? NEED answer ASAP, PLEASE

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  19. I am so sorry to hear you are having a hard time with the machine. I personally have not used it. I can only suggest adjusting the speed, pressure and depth of the cut. You might want to go to the Cricut website and under Community there is a message board and a section JUST for the Cricut Cake. There are a LOT of people there that have used the machine and they might have some suggestion.

    Once you find the right answers, please come back and share them with all of us.

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  20. I have used the machine and love it. You need to find the right thickness for the fondant you are using, Wilton Fondant works great in the machine after freezing the mat for a fe minutes. I just got the machine and after only two tries I made 2 amazing holiday cakes. Check out the pictures at www.scrapsimply.blogspot.com

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