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post #586 of 596
I dont think it is was just wanting to know which one she watched
post #587 of 596
no the dvd that comes with the machine is not Lindas dvd
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post #588 of 596
Prrobably a dumb question....but, what is SCAL? Where do you get it? How does it benefit the Cricut Cake? Thanks!
post #589 of 596
Here is instructions on how to use the normal Cricut with fondant

1. First you need gumpaste. Fondant is too soft and doesn't dry fast enough. If you can't find gumpaste, mix about 1 tbs of gum-tex per lb of fondant.

2. Roll out gumpaste into a thin 'sheet' using pasta machine. You need to get the gumpaste as thin as you can get it without being able to see through it when you hold it up.

3. Let gumpaste dry slightly - just dry enough to hold it's shape but not so dry that it cracks or isn't at all pliable. This is the most important thing about all of this - too wet and it makes it bunch up too dry and it pushes it ....

4. Prepare mat - remove glue form cricut mat OR use the backside of it! OR get a regular plastic chopping mat found a the Dollar store and if necessary cut it down to fit your machine. Lightly 'grease' with Crisco/shortening - this will act as the 'glue' to hold the gumpaste while being cut.

5. If making a small cut, position gumpaste or image 'between' the machines rollers (so that they don't leave a mark on your image). If making a large cut you need to move the middle rollers to the sides.

6. Use any cartridge you have for your cricut to cut out gumpaste images or use any SVG file you have via SCAL or MTC software.

Machine Used: Cricut Expression
Blade: the regular blade (not the deep cut one)
Pressure Setting: settings vary depending on how dense/stiff the gumpaste has gotten - mine is usually set to 4 but I've also used 5. What I do is make a test strip of gumpaste and then play with the pressure setting until it works/I get the result I want.
Speed: is always set to medium (by default) - I just leave it there.

If you search Google and YouTube you will find various methods for cutting gumpaste and for cutting a cool prodcut called SugarVeil. Plus a lady who is selling a video she put together. I've never seen it so can't comment on it's content. And Provo Craft (the company that makes the Cricut) has now built and is selling a version of the machine just for cake decorating. I'm sure others will follow
post #590 of 596
You can cut some brands of fondant, wilton seems to work the best. You can also cut frosting sheets and modeling chocolate.
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post #591 of 596
Ahh no fair .. Couture
hahaha
well I have to make my horses by hand.. no cash for this machine yet.. soon hopefully.
maybe by christmas i will have it.. if not then i guess it just wasn't meant to be..
enjoy!!!
post #592 of 596
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Originally Posted by fondantfrenzy

Here is instructions on how to use the normal with fondant

1. First you need gumpaste. Fondant is too soft and doesn't dry fast enough. If you can't find gumpaste, mix about 1 tbs of gum-tex per lb of fondant.

2. Roll out gumpaste into a thin 'sheet' using pasta machine. You need to get the gumpaste as thin as you can get it without being able to see through it when you hold it up.

3. Let gumpaste dry slightly - just dry enough to hold it's shape but not so dry that it cracks or isn't at all pliable. This is the most important thing about all of this - too wet and it makes it bunch up too dry and it pushes it ....

4. Prepare mat - remove glue form mat OR use the backside of it! OR get a regular plastic chopping mat found a the Dollar store and if necessary cut it down to fit your machine. Lightly 'grease' with Crisco/shortening - this will act as the 'glue' to hold the gumpaste while being cut.

5. If making a small cut, position gumpaste or image 'between' the machines rollers (so that they don't leave a mark on your image). If making a large cut you need to move the middle rollers to the sides.

6. Use any cartridge you have for your to cut out gumpaste images or use any SVG file you have via SCAL or MTC software.

Machine Used: Expression
Blade: the regular blade (not the deep cut one)
Pressure Setting: settings vary depending on how dense/stiff the gumpaste has gotten - mine is usually set to 4 but I've also used 5. What I do is make a test strip of gumpaste and then play with the pressure setting until it works/I get the result I want.
Speed: is always set to medium (by default) - I just leave it there.

If you search Google and YouTube you will find various methods for cutting gumpaste and for cutting a cool prodcut called SugarVeil. Plus a lady who is selling a video she put together. I've never seen it so can't comment on it's content. And Provo Craft (the company that makes the ) has now built and is selling a version of the machine just for cake decorating. I'm sure others will follow



I thought this looked familiar - and then I realized it was quoted from my blog icon_wink.gif I had tried various things mentioned here on CC and other threads/sites and had a difficult time making it work so played and played and then it worked! This was a compilation of what others have shared all brought together with few points of clarification and things that worked for me added in!

As I stated in a recent post on my blog (http://cloesspace.blogspot.com/) , IMHO it all comes down to the medium used (the fondant and gumpaste).... it varies so much that you need to play with it to make it work - once you know what 'pliability' to aim for you are set and can repeat it!!

Thanks again to all those that post their experiences and share!!
post #593 of 596
Here is some interesting info about this thread. It was started by Justin McClure, the son of Linda McClure. He was home for summer break from college and decided to put the word out about his mom's new cake decorating technique. He chose the name Grandmacupcake because Linda's grandchildren calle her that. He found this cake forun,put out some information about the techinque, told folks about her intstructional DVD and then answered questions as people became intgerested. He was kicked off cake central, probably because the powers that be thought he was advertising the web site to buy the DVD. It has been a year since Provo Craft basically pirated her patent pending idea, and now even Michaels can't sell the machine. I met Justin and he is a very nice young man. Even though he was kicked off cake central I am glad he was able to get the word out.
post #594 of 596
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Originally Posted by bonniekaye

Here is some interesting info about this thread. It was started by Justin McClure, the son of Linda McClure. He was home for summer break from college and decided to put the word out about his mom's new cake decorating technique. He chose the name Grandmacupcake because Linda's grandchildren calle her that. He found this cake forun,put out some information about the techinque, told folks about her intstructional DVD and then answered questions as people became intgerested. He was kicked off cake central, probably because the powers that be thought he was advertising the web site to buy the DVD. It has been a year since Provo Craft basically pirated her patent pending idea, and now even Michaels can't sell the machine. I met Justin and he is a very nice young man. Even though he was kicked off cake central I am glad he was able to get the word out.



and after the 'pirateting' as you refer to it, Linda proceeds to go to CHA and works WITH Provo at THEIR booth and demos the process.
post #595 of 596
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Originally Posted by cloetzu

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Originally Posted by bonniekaye

Here is some interesting info about this thread. It was started by Justin McClure, the son of Linda McClure. He was home for summer break from college and decided to put the word out about his mom's new cake decorating technique. He chose the name Grandmacupcake because Linda's grandchildren calle her that. He found this cake forun,put out some information about the techinque, told folks about her intstructional DVD and then answered questions as people became intgerested. He was kicked off cake central, probably because the powers that be thought he was advertising the web site to buy the DVD. It has been a year since Provo Craft basically pirated her patent pending idea, and now even Michaels can't sell the machine. I met Justin and he is a very nice young man. Even though he was kicked off cake central I am glad he was able to get the word out.



and after the 'pirateting' as you refer to it, Linda proceeds to go to CHA and works WITH Provo at THEIR booth and demos the process.




What you don't know, and it is in her story on her blog, she left after 3 days. She says she knew she was (insert bad word here) and left the CHA show. She was hopeful that Provo Craft would do the right thing and honor a contract. The company proved to be untrustworthy. You may know that she is working with a new machine that is actually better than the Cricut.
post #596 of 596
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Originally Posted by bonniekaye



What you don't know, and it is in her story on her blog, she left after 3 days. She says she knew she was (insert bad word here) and left the CHA show. She was hopeful that Provo Craft would do the right thing and honor a contract. The company proved to be untrustworthy. You may know that she is working with a new machine that is actually better than the .



I'm glad to hear that she realized that she had gotten herself into a bad situation and that she is coming out with something new. There is lot of room for improvement wtih current systems.
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