Originally Posted by iluvpeeks
Karen I've been thinking about getting one of those programs as well, but I do remember reading something a while back about one being better than the other, or maybe it was one that didn't work with the ? I'm not sure though.
allaboutcake Once you get the hang of the machine, like when to use the shift key and so forth, that will be the easy part. Figuring out which medium to use is the challenge. I agree with Karen about freezing the fondant. I have only done it a few times, but I mostly can roll and cut. I happen to like Fondarific fondant, and I also like to use Cutting Edge's recipe for gumpaste. I'll be anxious to know how you made out cutting the star and heart.
i'm going to try out one of the programs as have the demo so you can see what it will be like and cut but it puts line through until you buy but it's worth downloading the demo to see what you think of it -i'm testing MTC at moment.
Thanks for the youtube links I've been having a watch - there seems so much info on how to do stuff - loads to learn!
The stars came out much better when you press the base shadow blackout that someone recommended earlier in response to my problem. It only cuts round it once rather than the twice which seemed to squash the inner star! I've given up on freezing - found it went too sticky quickly so i'm rolling, leaving for 5/10 then cutting and is working ok so far. the challenge now is going to be a design I have of my own that I need - an emblem - to see how that is going to cope. What setting do you all normally use - medium or high for pressure?