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I apologize for this new thread, but I have asked this question twice in the main thread, but it seems to get lost. There is over 200 replies, so I can see how it can get lost....=)

It sounds like you have to let your Gumpaste sit out for a little while to stiffen up. If this is the case, can the gumpaste still be applied to the side of a round cake without cracking. My concern is that the GP will be to stiff to contour to the curve of the cake????


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post #2 of 27
I think that it will get to stiff to lay on a rounded surface after it dries. Have you watched the DVD? Linda cuts her gumpaste and then lays it on cake boards (they look like the plastic ones) and puts them in large ziplock bags and puts them in the freezer. Then takes them out and lets them sit for 20 minutes or so to defrost. That will leave them pliable and able to attach to any shape cake without cracking/splitting/tearing.

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post #3 of 27
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Thank You!! I have not seen the DVD, nor do I have a Cricut. I am turning 30 in a few months and think the Birthday Fairy is getting me one...=)

Just doing some research before I get one...


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post #4 of 27
You're welcome!

Order the DVD before you spend any more money - it has a lot of insight into doing this type of work, and well worth the money.
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post #5 of 27
Get the DVD. I ordered it and it is well worth the price. I hope to get the Cricut Expression soon.
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post #6 of 27
what is the name of the dvd that you mentioned? i cant afford a cricut right now but would like to know more about it.
post #7 of 27
What DVD are you guys talking about?
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post #8 of 27
Linda McClure has a DVD that shows you how to cut gumpaste on a Cricut. Her website is: http://www.deseretdesigns.com/. The 2 disc DVD is $34.95 + shipping. I ordered mine on a Sunday morning and received it in the mail the following Saturday.

GSA also has it for $34.99 + shipping and we all know what great service they have! Here's the link: http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=16803.

I have been working on a 11" x 11" bullmastiff for a Groom's Cake, cut out of black fondant/gumpaste/gumtex mixture. I've attached a photo of my 1st try.

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post #9 of 27
Does anyone have the first thread they can direct me to? TIA
post #10 of 27
There are several threads:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-639855-cricut.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-640768-cricut.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-613921-cricut.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-641046-cricut.html

There are many more you can search for them by typing in "Cricut" in the search box in the forums and checking "topic" only. That will bring up all the current Cricut topics.

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post #11 of 27
thanks ptanyer-after looking at your pics i know that i am going to get the dvd for sure and then maybe it will make me more determined to save up for the cricut machine

thanks again
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post #14 of 27
Wow! That gumpaste is thick! Is that why you're using the blue deep -cut housing? I've been going super thin - setting 9 on the Allied pasta roller.
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post #15 of 27
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Originally Posted by leahs

Wow! That gumpaste is thick! Is that why you're using the blue deep -cut housing? I've been going super thin - setting 9 on the Allied pasta roller.



Yes, that one was thick. I have since done 2 more and each one has gotten thinner and thinner, almost to the thickness of card stock. My project is 11" x 11" and I can't roll anything out on my clay machine wider than 6". The one in the photo was rolled out with a rolling pin. The last two I have done were rolled out on the clay machine to the first setting , 12" long and 6" wide. Then I laid it on the center of the prepared mat and using my smoothers worked the gumpaste wider and wide and consequently thinner and thinner. Then trimmed it square and loaded it and cut it. The last one I did was really thin and the edges were the smoothest yet.

Even when cutting really thin gumpaste the deep cut blade in the blue housing gives a much better cut. Cricut advises using the deep cut blade on card stock and similar products.
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