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post #106 of 456
This is awesome, thanks for sharing!!! I own the Expressions and was wondering if the Cricut Cake blades can be used with the Cricut Expressions deep cut housing, but using the cake blades instead of the paper blades. I read you used the paper blades on the Cricut Cake so I would thing it would also work the other way around ... I compared both machines at JoAnn's the other day and honestly, I can say they look pretty similar and the only differences are minimal, nothing to do with the cutting of the fondant itself. Thanks!!!
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post #107 of 456
I think cutting thru to the mat is pretty normal. They say to have extra mats on hand and to alternate them. I know mine has a LOT of cuts on it and if you cut something thin it comes thru, like the frosting sheets.
post #108 of 456
OK good, that's what I was hoping. I'll have to buy a few more mats so I can rotate them around.


Has anyone tried to cut the fillagree(sp?) that comes on the Cake Basics cartridge? I've tried them at a ton of different sizes and I CANNOT get them to cut, somehow the blade drags some of it along.
post #109 of 456
Have you washed your blade and use the brush each time before you start to cut. That is what the Provo Craft lady told me. I think it works best when it is thinner for those delicate cuts and II think you slow the speed down. The lady that demonstrated at Michaels was having trouble w/ the frosting sheets. If they get dry they just jumble up when cut. She said to put a damp paper towel in the plastic behind the frosting sheets to add moisture to them. I haven't tried it yet. Good Luck and let me know if you have any hints to help. I downloaded the Make the Cut today, but haven't tried it yet.
post #110 of 456
auntiecake, what is the download, Make the Cut?
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post #111 of 456
Make the Cut is AWESOME auntiecake. I love being able to trace a logo into Make the Cut and then cut an exact replica with the Cricut.
post #112 of 456
It allows you to cut things that are not on a cricut cartridge. It is on sale now also. I haven't tried it yet, but am excited to see what I can do. You can also use fonts off the computer I understand .
post #113 of 456
You can cut anything you pull off your computer. So yes, any fonts will also cut.
post #114 of 456
I took my Cricut cake out of the box last night, and I was very nervous, because I have never used one before. But I LOVE it!!!! Oh my gosh, I have tried almost every cut on the basic cake cartridge!!!! I want to make a cake, but I don't want to stop cutting!!! I have been using some left over fondarific from a cake I did Sat. and it cuts like butter! I don't think I would have had such good results without everyone here, because I read all the posts on what to do and what not to do - so thank you to everyone!!!!! Now I am off to try cutting some gumpaste!
post #115 of 456
Are you freezing it first?
post #116 of 456
Thanks for posting!!!
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post #117 of 456
I experimented with a 50/50 fondant/gumpaste mix and I did freeze that for about 30 minutes before cutting, with pretty good results. When I use just gumpaste, I usually let it sit out for 5-10 minutes before cutting, and that seems to work well.
post #118 of 456
That is pretty much what I did when it worked well. I didn't always leave it in the freezer for 30 minutes, but it would give you more time to cut and move it. I usually just put it back in the freezer for a few minutes and then picked it up. Thanks for the info.
post #119 of 456
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Originally Posted by Karen421

I took my cake out of the box last night, and I was very nervous, because I have never used one before. But I LOVE it!!!! Oh my gosh, I have tried almost every cut on the basic cake cartridge!!!! I want to make a cake, but I don't want to stop cutting!!! I have been using some left over fondarific from a cake I did Sat. and it cuts like butter! I don't think I would have had such good results without everyone here, because I read all the posts on what to do and what not to do - so thank you to everyone!!!!! Now I am off to try cutting some gumpaste!



Karen,
I too am using Fondarific...it has no tylose ect added. Rolled to a 7 on electric pasta machine and cut out a scroll and a little plant of some sort. I have mixed feelings. While it cut fairly well it did still pull some and I did get a nick here and there too. The plant had little holes in it I think and it definately did not cut them, it kind of drilled them and left "yuck" behind. I am hoping since you are having success you can tell me exactly what settings, did you freeze ect.
AND a question to ALL...did the blade cut up your mat??? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I have it set at medium pressure and it is cutting into my mat. icon_mad.gif I can see and feel everything I have tried to cut so far.

I am attaching photos of the two cuts I just did. icon_biggrin.gif One is just to see the cut the other I photographed so you could see the cuts in the mat.
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post #120 of 456
I seem to be having technical difficulties with my photos...I am trying again.
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