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post #16 of 93
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Originally Posted by chefjulie

I think someone should come up with a machine that will cut cookie dough! No more making awkward cookie cutters!! Even better if you could send the fondant through afterward and cut and emboss that as well icon_smile.gif



You can emboss with the Cricut. In Linda McClure's DVD "Cakes for Children" she teaches how to emboss. There are some really great ideas to use for all kinds of cakes.
post #17 of 93
Carrie Biggers in Utah is teaching classes on using the Cricut for cakes.
post #18 of 93
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Originally Posted by brooklyncaillouet

Where did you get a copy of the new hand book?


i subscribe to a cricut group on yahoo and it came in an email last night.

(cricutcheatsheet@yahoogroups.com)
post #19 of 93
I am so excited I don't know what to do. I almost purchased a used Cricut (smaller version) along with dvd's by Linda McClure. I was getting ready to go online and purchase the dvd's TODAY. I'm so glad I saw this!!!! I LOVE CAKE CENTRAL and the people that subscribe.

THANKS, THANKS, THANKS!!!!


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post #20 of 93
I'd buy this cartridge. I'm not having a lot of luck with SCAL. No instructions and I don't find it intuitive.
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post #21 of 93
It's not a cartridge, though, it's the whole machine! I dont think I'd spend $400 on it. I do like that it's FOR cake decorating (meaning all food safe), but like Leahs mentioned, I just dont like the software much.

I love that my Silhouette can do everything the cricut does WITHOUT having to buy cartridges. It's all on my computer- I pay about $100 a year for unlimited downloads from the silhouette website. I have literally THOUSANDS of images that I can use and not have to worry about SCAL or $50+ cartridges. If silhouette or craft robo came out with a cake decorating machine, I'd definitely buy it!
post #22 of 93
But the booklet that is shown IS a cartridge. And I'm certain that they'll sell it separately as well. Up to this point, all of their cartridges have been compatible with any of their machines, I don't see that changing.

leah_s, there are some great tutorial videos on youtube that show how to use scal. I'm used to Illustrator, so I'm a little spoiled and don't think that scal is especially intuitive either, but I do think its a worthwhile tool, and allows you to create/edit graphics to cut..without having to pay for them (either in a cartridge or a subscription).
post #23 of 93
Yeah, I have SCAL. Just can't figure it out. ::sigh::
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post #24 of 93
Check out this blog, it has a short video on the new cricut from cha this weekend.

The most exciting part is they are going someof the parts that you can use on your current cricut.

http://creativecritterscricutclub.blogspot.com/2010/01/peek-at-new-cricut-cake-machine-at-cha.html
post #25 of 93
Interesting video, but would have loved to see them demonstrate it. Now I have a question, could gumpaste or fondant be cut using a Sizzix? You would have to put waxed or parchment paper on both sides of the gumpaste, but it seems to me it might work

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post #26 of 93
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Originally Posted by leah_s

Yeah, I have SCAL. Just can't figure it out. ::sigh::



I use SCAL a few times a week. What are the issues you have with it and maybe I can help. Its not a very powerful program but I think it is better than the other one Cricut sells - don't remember the name of it. I create my graphic in Corel and trace it with SCAL and modify as needed for cutting out.

I switched over from using gumpaste to sugarveil as it works better with detailed designs IMO.

Also, someone mentioned you can use the Cricut to emboss. I watched Linda's video and didn't see this part - maybe I took a slight nap and missed it... icon_confused.gif - any input on embossing will be appreciated.
post #27 of 93
[quote] create my graphic in Corel and trace it with SCAL and modify as needed for cutting out. [/quote]


umm . . .I don't even understand that.
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post #28 of 93
There are some good tutorials on this site for anyone who wants to understand SCAL. This one shows the basics and explains how to trace an image to cut on the Cricut:

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=2231
post #29 of 93
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Originally Posted by snowshoe1

There are some good tutorials on this site for anyone who wants to understand SCAL. This one shows the basics and explains how to trace an image to cut on the Cricut:

http://svgcuts.com/blog/?p=2231



Yes! for sure watch the tutorials at SVG cuts, they are clear and concise and how I learned to really use SCAL. They also have excellent support on their message board and will bend over backwards to help. Not to mention their SVG files are excellent! Another site with helpful tutorials IMO is scrappydew http://www.scrappydew.com/tutorials

There is a little learning curve, but take a gander at some of these, once you understand SCAL and all you can do with it and the insane amount of SVG files and fonts on the web you will be unstoppable icon_smile.gif Andrea
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post #30 of 93
What I'm wondering is if the deep blade used in the cake cricut can be used in the cricut expression. I already have the expression and if this blade is longer than the deep blade that was already out there, I would probably buy the new deep blade.
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