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Originally Posted by GrandmaG

Use a clay sheet roller on about setting #3 with your fondant or gumpaste then lay your rolled sheet on the mat and then use a pastry roller or fondant smoother to make sure it is stuck on the matt nicely and it will cut better. I've used Wilton and Fondarific fondant like that and let dry for about 15 minutes and it cut fine.



icon_cry.gif My rolling pin is warped jsut enough to prevent me from rolling my fondant thin enough - I will buy a new one and try it again. I used 50 MMF/50 Wilton's premade gumpaste and let it dry for 20 mins, but the cut was jagged and the letters dragged.

I ended up hand painting the verse on the cake...
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post #347 of 456
If the edges are jagged it isn't dry enough and maybe not thin enough.
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post #348 of 456
My son just bought me my Cake cricut today, Iam so excited !! I will be ready all of your tips thanks!!!
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Have fun!!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #350 of 456
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Originally Posted by iluvpeeks

I think I know what your problem is. To cut solid stars and hearts, you need to press the Base Shadow Blackout key, or Plain Shadow Blackout key. To cut the outline (it will go around twice) you press the Plain Base Key. Also, in order to cut out the star outline you need to also press the shift key. You would cut both if you wanted to layer. You would cut the solid heart or star in one color, and then cut the outline star or heart in another color. I did that with a flower font on a cake I made for my Mother's birthday. I'll try to attach a pic, otherwise its in my pics. HTH.
Kathy



Ah I see so if I just want the star and it not to go round twice i press the base shadow blackout key and it will only go round once? I was trying to cut a sheet for a starburst and it kept doing it twice and mushing up the middle one. Thank you for your advice i will give it another go. This is going to be a long learning curve I think on this machine. I will keep trying to read all the pages on here as I go along thumbs_up.gif
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post #351 of 456
There is a definite learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you will LOVE it! I can't do the freezer method - it gets really mush. I just roll it out on the mat (thin) and let it dry a little while. I also have several mats, at different stages - so I am not stuck - waiting for something to dry. Good Luck and have fun with it!
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Originally Posted by Karen421

There is a definite learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you will LOVE it! I can't do the freezer method - it gets really mush. I just roll it out on the mat (thin) and let it dry a little while. I also have several mats, at different stages - so I am not stuck - waiting for something to dry. Good Luck and have fun with it!



Thanks Karen421 I'm going to have a go today and see how it goes, am just looking at what I can do with the basics cartridge at the moment. Do you use fondant as well as gumpaste with it - how do you find that? Does that also have to be really thin? Thank you icon_smile.gif
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post #353 of 456
I use either fondant with tylose or 50/50, so if I need the cut outs to match the cake they will. I have had good luck with straight gumpaste also, but I mostly just use fondant. icon_lol.gif
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Originally Posted by Karen421

I use either fondant with tylose or 50/50, so if I need the cut outs to match the cake they will. I have had good luck with straight gumpaste also, but I mostly just use fondant. icon_lol.gif



Perfect thank you Karen for your helpful advice. With the cartridge it didn't seem there was much you could do but there are tons of other characters if you press all the right buttons! have rolled some 50/50 out and going to let it set a while and see what happens

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I get a lot of cartridges from e-bay that are brand new, but I don't know about the shipping to the UK. You might want to check out MTC or SCAL. I don't have either ~yet~ but this would really be a plus!
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Originally Posted by Karen421

I get a lot of cartridges from e-bay that are brand new, but I don't know about the shipping to the UK. You might want to check out MTC or SCAL. I don't have either ~yet~ but this would really be a plus!



yeah I have to say I downloads the MTC tutorial and had a play and it seems really good that you can upload your own stuff to it which is really handy when you have something that doesn't come on a cartridge. I wanted to cut out an "&" for some lettering - it was brilliant. I just keep thinking of all the cutters I've bought that have cost a fortune and I'd have had to cut that with scalpel by hand or by another cutter - more cutters and equipment! Liking so far.. wondering how it goes with more intricate designs and straightforward fondant. Although can't see me really using just plain fondant for decorations icon_biggrin.gif
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post #357 of 456
Hi guys, been reading all of this and now very excited about this machine, however I'm being a little dumb here, if I got this and the make the cut programm, how ans what to I need to transfer the image from the pc to the cutter?
post #358 of 456
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Originally Posted by Twomorecats

Hi guys, been reading all of this and now very excited about this machine, however I'm being a little dumb here, if I got this and the make the cut programm, how ans what to I need to transfer the image from the pc to the cutter?



Hi Twomorecats - yes it's exciting isn't it as I've just started playing with it this morning too. Now this is one answer I know - you need a cable - i've used the one I use for my printer that goes from the usb port in your pc or laptop to the back of the cricut. You can see at back of cricut next to the power inlet another point. It plugs into there. When you turn on MTC and press cut within the program it sends it to the cricut to cut HTH icon_smile.gif
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post #359 of 456
Can those of you that own the Make The Cut tell me the best place to purchse this. The more I read about it, I believe I really have to have it! Today!
Thanks!
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Just do a google search and look for the best price.
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