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post #16 of 34
Hi Luv2bake6,
I came home and cut a couple of names with my cricut. They came out good, the only problem is that 1/4 inch is the smallest it cuts, which is ok it still fits on the bottom of a 3 tier cake cookie cutter, and when it cuts for instance the "a" it cuts the middle out so I would have to probably cut it as a double stencil to fill that area in. When I do my own stencils I just use mylar and an exacto knife, these would be very complicated to cut cause they are so small. I will take a photo of the stencil I cut with the cricut and try to attach it. Sorry the picture is not too clear but I could not get the glare out. Under the stencil is where i used the ready made stencil with black food color. hope this helps. I could not get it to attach if you want to email me your address and I wil sent the pic.
Annette
post #17 of 34
Yeah, the colours are a bit of a pain, they tell me it's to do with the colors allowed by FDA, but that doesn't make sense when i can get a bright red from Americolor gels! It does use just 1 color cartridge and one black unlike my canon which uses three seperate colors and black which probably makes a big difference.
TracyLH is right too about setting up the templates, you can also print on cakes as the print arm lifts to different hights. It can sometimes be very frustrating getting the template right, but once it's set, it's fine.
I have one, so feel free to pm me if you need any further info icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 34
Taniabanana - I have been waffling back and forth and back and forth about trying to find one used. If I ever get more serious, I may well tap you with a few questions. A few for now though - is the black a nice deep black? That is likely the color I would use the most. How well does it work if you don't use it every week? Thanks So much for your help!

Amisfud - Thanks for the stencil ideas! I can't find the "It's a girl" or "Happy Birthday" cookies in your profile, so I must be blind! I'll try again later after I have had some caffeine. icon_lol.gif
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post #19 of 34
Well I'm just going to jump right in here and ask a similar question -- how do they do these cookies? Is it rice paper or what computer program did they use? http://www.manhattanfruitier.com/scripts/WebObjects.dll/Manhattan.woa/wa/NavigationAction/displayProduct?name=Academy%20Awards%20Cookies&aff=29E2E&utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2009+-+Oscar+Cookies
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #20 of 34
TracyLH
It is the first picture in my photo the quilt looking ones. icon_biggrin.gif
post #21 of 34
No Problem TracyLH, happy to help. The black is pretty deep, especially on a white background. You do have to make sure the arm is at the right hight or the image maybe a little fuzzy. I bought mine as a reconditioned unit I think it was about $1,000 cheaper. I don't use it every week, I just take the cartridges out and store them in an airtight container while not in use. I clean the heads etc with vodka before every use which helps with the colors. I have even printed directly onto an uniced cookie and it worked pretty good.
post #22 of 34
Amisfud - Good Grief! I saw those - I even had left a comment on them! icon_redface.gif I was looking for two different thumbnails. Thanks for pointing it out! icon_redface.gif (BTW - again... great cookies!)

Taniabanana - Excellent info! Thanks SO very much! This is excellent info should I ever find a used one and decide to bite the bullet.

Do you have a separate computer just set up for this like they show on the site or do you just use your home computer? I am trying to see just how much infrastructure this bad boy needs. Thanks again!
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post #23 of 34
Just my regular old laptop Tracy (not my lovely new Macbook!) Their software only likes MS Windows.
post #24 of 34
Thread Starter 
Do you have to use their software? I have the software from kopykake that i use to print on frosting sheets. Would that suffice?
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Well I'm just going to jump right in here and ask a similar question -- how do they do these cookies? Is it rice paper or what computer program did they use? http://www.manhattanfruitier.com/scripts/WebObjects.dll/Manhattan.woa/wa/NavigationAction/displayProduct?name=Academy%20Awards%20Cookies&aff=29E2E&utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2009+-+Oscar+Cookies




Definately looks like frosting sheets to me.
post #26 of 34
Kopykake software should be fine for the images, but you have to have their software and drivers to actually get your pc to talk to the printer
post #27 of 34
Just to show what it can do, these cookies were printed directly on the white icing. (The heart on the T shirt was hand iced)
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post #28 of 34
Taniabanana - Hmm.. I am liking this! Thanks for the 'what it can do' photos! The hardest thing is justifying it! I do like what you are doing with it though!
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post #29 of 34
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That's amazing! And no papery tasting frosting sheets!
post #30 of 34
WOW. I love cake central - finally I have an answer to my question. I have been researching and trying to find out how these cookies were made and no one seemed to know. Spooky, but I was just thinking about posing this question on cake central, and opened up this thread and the question was there......twilight zone! LOL. I am so thrilled that I know now how these cookies get printed....
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