Originally Posted by tiggy2
I don't see the difference between the 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?
Yep!! I do it frequently
Have you ever seen pulled flowers? They look amazingly real. Also, all my chocolate roses are made without any cutters or moulds. And I also do a fair bit of free-hand painting on my cakes.
My point - it takes all kinds, yeah? If some people feel they get benefit from using a Cricut in their cake art, then so be it. Where I live, they cost wayyyy too much, as do all the extra mats and stuff, so its not even an option for my boutique cakery. For me at least, there are just too many options out there for me to be playing with WITHOUT having to own a Cricut.
Maybe one day when I get sick of pulling flowers and freehand painting and piping and modelling original 3D figures, I'll buy one (they should be cheaper by then!)