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post #46 of 135
Well I tried mine out today and it certainly isnt as easy as they make it look in the video!!!!
First attempt just made a mess lol. 2nd was a bit better and 3rd a lot better but still a bit rough.
Still need to practise a bit on getting it right, rolling out that thin is hard work but then realised I dont actually need to fill the whole mat if I am only doing a little cut doh!

Also struggled a bit getting them off the mat, do you do it straight away or let them rest for a while, had trouble getting them off and then them braking.

Think it will be great once I have practised a bit more and then when I get the internet bit sorted I am sure it will be amazing icon_smile.gif
post #47 of 135
It's not made of food safe materials - is the difference. In addition some protective measures have been put in place to protect the cake version from kitchen specific problems - like the protective overlay over the keyboard, silicon cap to prevent the blade housing from clogging with food materials - eh not sure what else. The blade is different. But some, including the lady who invented the method, use the original cricut just as easily. I say if you get it offered to you for cheap - it's a good way to try it out at least.
post #48 of 135
I just got mine a couple of hours ago and I love it! I used premade Wilton gumpaste. I find that rolling directly on the mat is easier. I have never used a cutting machine in my life, this is gonna work out great! One thing though, is the cutting mat supposed to get all cut up by the blade? I did butterflies, cupcakes and a couple of swags and they are all cut into the surface of the mat, but not all the way through. I tried using less pressure but the gumpaste was not cutting cleanly. I guess thats why you can buy extra mats? thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #49 of 135
My sister and I recently had an online discussion about creativity and hand made art. Here is what I say: My heavenly father gave me certain gifts. I didn't know I had ANY until I was over 40 years old. Now I can truly say that, "Yes! I am creative!" A machine cannot 'create', it can only mimick or copy a 'creators' ideas and work. It's like artificial intelligence, if that makes any sense. When a gift from within comes outside of ourselves into an art piece, there is NO comparison. I don't even think they should be used in cake competitions either. This is just my opinion.

Now here is what my sister says:
The world will never understand Art, or the process of creation. It is our ' 'joi de vive.' On computers anything can be digitally created with what we used to do with our hands and eyes. I say carry on anyway! There is something inately fundamental about being able to complete a process of creation and making something beautiful, interesting. And if you can do it with passion, even better. Someday the rest will catch up.
Look at 'The Cupcake Girls' and Giada - simple everyday stuff , but they do it with passion and flair.
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post #50 of 135
They are different because the cake cricut is food handler safe? Whatever that means? The mat is different that you use. Any of the cartridges that work for the original work on the cake cricut! BUT if you download MTC or SCAL you don't even need to buy any cartridges....you can download ANYTHING from the internet! It's great!
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post #51 of 135
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62

I just got mine a couple of hours ago and I love it! I used premade Wilton gumpaste. I find that rolling directly on the mat is easier. I have never used a cutting machine in my life, this is gonna work out great! One thing though, is the cutting mat supposed to get all cut up by the blade? I did butterflies, cupcakes and a couple of swags and they are all cut into the surface of the mat, but not all the way through. I tried using less pressure but the gumpaste was not cutting cleanly. I guess thats why you can buy extra mats? thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif



It does mark up the mat. I have used the same mat fpr many cuts and it's still working great. I bought extra mats at ACMoore just in case. icon_smile.gif
post #52 of 135
It has done that to our mat too..... so far it hasn't effected it....we havn't even needed to buy extra...YET!
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post #53 of 135
True artist.....can carry right on with their "true art". Those of us who just want to have fun and make cakes....find the cricut to be a great tool to help us out! It still takes creativity!

Soooo neecerator get off the cake high horse....... If that's your opinion so be it.....but OBVIOUSLY..... not everyone shares the same view or they wouldn't have bought the machine! Furthermore this isn't a forum to slam those who want to try something new!
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post #54 of 135
I looked at neecerator's photos expecting to see extravagent artwork and all I saw was Wilton. Where is all the creativity there? I don't claim to be super creative or artistic and since I do this as a hobby I will continue to use "artificial inteligence" or whatever else makes life easier. I don't see the difference between the cricut or any other cutters someone may choose to use. Unless you're doing everything completely "freehand" you're using some kind of tool or artifical inteligence. Is anyone making realistic gumpaste flowers without some kind of cutter?
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post #55 of 135
I don't have a circuit. Might get one might not, It is in my opinion a tool and nothing more. We use different piping tips, cutters, stencils ect.... It is our mind that puts them together and creates. I have to say I like the idea of using scal and making my own designs more effeciently. It will just free up my time to create more. New technology is not bad in and of it self it is how you put it to use. icon_smile.gif
post #56 of 135
I went to art school and got my BFA in art and design - but I guess I'm not a "true artist" since I'm a graphic designer and sit behind a computer all day long which is what I use to create my "art". Sorry - that makes no sense.

I could sit about anyone down in front of a computer with all of the programs I use loaded and tell them to lay out this or that magazine ad - and depending on their own individual knowledge, skill, education and ability they will either produce something awful, boring, ho-hum or amazing.

Similarly, I could give any person off the street a cricut cake and receive the same results. Art does come from within. Your ideas and how you translate them into reality *is* the art. Not what tools you use to create them. That kind of thinking is pretty closed minded.
post #57 of 135
Well put ctinaw
post #58 of 135
Ditto - well put ctinaw. You put my scrambled thoughts succinctly into words.
post #59 of 135
Sorry, I don't have a high horse (or a low one for that matter) tee hee. It was my opinion, and that's why I stated it as such. I was not intending to slam anyone or any product, just adding my two cents. I do not claim to be an expert in anything, especially cakes. I have since taken 3 days of classes from Carrie Biggers herself, and now make my own fondant and have a great respect for freehand and/or cricut cake users. Create on!, whether it be digital or graphic or freehand, it's all good! Please don't take me so seriously. I'm a very happy-go-lucky person. Have a great day creating anything, anyhow you do it. icon_biggrin.gif
post #60 of 135
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Originally Posted by andreamen1

OMG i know how to finally use my cake and i used it with mmf i didnt event put it in the freezer the trick is to roll it out super see through thin.
im hooked!!!



AMEN!!! I was getting a panic attack reading all these posts as I am waiting for mine to come in mail. So the trick is to roll it super thin? You dont add Tylose or freeze it?
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