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post #46 of 54
Thanks for the tips, I just bought the cricut and this would definately help.
post #47 of 54
we 'cakers' a passionate bunch. : )
icingimages, there are some nice new uses out there for that product. (icing images) fun with multiple, endless uses. Not a lot of expense and no added expensive parts to buy, & no worries about this product becoming obsolete and no place to get additions if it does go obsolete.
and i can see how planning a layout on a cake might constitute art on a different level (?) (more like scrapbooking or doing a layout for a school yearbook.) it would require an eye for aesthetics. don't know if planning a layout is art. it's more like if you are a methodical planner you can lay this stuff on a cake. because i think a certain pattern is pretty doesn't mean that thousands of that pattern will make a cake prettier. it would take an eye for sure to not go into a gaudy or overkill look. i seriously considered buying a cricut (or silouette (sp?)) i personally don't like a lot of 'things' taking up a lot of room i.e. a machine and a lot of parts to keep up with. (more of a minimalist, not a fanatical minimalist, just don't have time/place for clutter that i've researched and decided is not for me) even if they go on deep discount, just don't think the finished 'look' is for me. nothing personal to anyone out there. that's what makes this forum so wonderful, peep of all levels of talent with all levels of skill in one community! lotta respect for that. thank you cake central. differing opinions are what keeps it 'real.' haha

and ccr03 "If you think edible images or cutting machine will make you a decorator, then the cake will look machine made. BUT if you see this new technology are new art tools, then the cake will look like a piece of art." touche! valid point.

just a personal opinion, people will make up their own minds.
i don't have an agenda and have nothing to sell or to 'berate'. only my personal observations. we are all individuals with different styles and skills and talents. power to the cakes!
post #48 of 54
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Originally Posted by icingimages

gigiel... I use to worry when I started Icing Images 12 years ago that people would think slapping a picture on a cake has no talent. 12 years later, by business is stronger than ever and now decorators are realizing that you can do so much more than printing a picture and slapping it on a cake!!!! Lately we have been running ad features in various magazines showing many ways you can use imaging without loosing the level of talent that you have a decorator. In fact Julie Bashore who is a world renown cake decorator with credentials that are a mile long is now so excited over it, she is coming out with new ways to use it as just another tool. It doesnt do her job by no means, it is just one of many tools she uses to decorate a cake. The same is true with the electronic cutters. Yes, you can decorate cakes completely using the cutter. IT saves time and money doing it that way and it defienatly does take talent to plan everything and it has a spectacular result. Or, if you are looking to use it as one of many tools you will find new ways to apply it to your cakes and push your cakes and talents to a whole new level.



Icing Images, I love your products and use them all the time. I really like the new chocolate icing sheets. I have been able to make some beautiful cakes using my electronic cutter and icing sheets. Your icing sheets are amazing when I use my print and cut feature of my Silhouette. My customers love how creative I can be with their cakes and I love how easy it is for me.
post #49 of 54
Oh Great! I bought my cricut cake 2 months ago & still haven't used it & after reading all these post I regret spending the money I'm still left with one last payment on it (HSN) LOL
post #50 of 54
Oh thank you pinkpiggie78
post #51 of 54
My sis and I were discussing these cutting machines recently. She isn't a caker but a quilter. I was explaining how this is "cheating" in the art of decorating. She explained how the sewing machine was frowned upon when it entered the world of hand quilting. According to her, now it is just a staple of quilting. When people say," I quilted this myself", no one thinks less of that person for using a machine. She has a valid point. Still holding off on the purchase too, but only for now.
post #52 of 54
I am an avid scrapbooker and have had a Silhouette for years and I love it. Even before the Cricut Cake came out I have thought it would have been great if I could use my Silhouette for my cakes. I've never liked the idea of having to buy all of those cartridges for the Cricut but the Silhouette you only buy the designs you want for about a dollar and you can use loads of free fonts off the Internet.

Am I understanding correctly that you can use the Silhouette for fondant and gumpaste? I am loving that idea, I would even buy one of the new ones to use just for food if that is true.
post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by Cakegirl74

I am an avid scrapbooker and have had a Silhouette for years and I love it. Even before the Cake came out I have thought it would have been great if I could use my Silhouette for my cakes. I've never liked the idea of having to buy all of those cartridges for the but the Silhouette you only buy the designs you want for about a dollar and you can use loads of free fonts off the Internet.

Am I understanding correctly that you can use the Silhouette for fondant and gumpaste? I am loving that idea, I would even buy one of the new ones to use just for food if that is true.



Visit this blog at www. creative designs for cakes .blogspot.com to see what you can do with your Silhouette. You can use the machine you have, you just need the cake package with the new blade, and you get the DVD showing how to use your Silhouette.
post #54 of 54
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ailika I so know what you mean!!! Bought mine last summer and was super excited, but I never really used it! I've been looking for my USB cord for it to plug it into the computer to see what I could figure out. icon_sad.gif I sooo wish I would have bought a silhouette..... Oh the regret! I just hope this posting will help people who are looking for a machine cutter! I will fess up one of these days and buy a silhouette..
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