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post #16 of 19
I was fortunate enought to receive the Martha Stewart Cake Cricuit as a Christmas gift. I thought I would watch some you tube videos, read some blogs and then use it. I started with my MMF and I would work in Tylose powder. The one video said to freeze it on the mat, wrap it in saran wrap and then a ziploc bag and store it in the freezer. I did that - EPIC FAIL. It was probably in the freezer for 2 days just because I hadn't had a chance to work with it. I think I kept it out for too long and it became to soft ? I added more tylose powder, rolled it super thin and let it air dry. It felt like a piece of leather- that was an epic fail. I tried the Wilton Gum Paste already made in the package and tastes horrible- my first try was a fail, but my second try worked. I thumbed through a magazine for a few minutes and then tried it. It left jagged edges, so I changed my cut speed to a 4, my pressure to a 2 and smeared some crisco on top too of the gumpaste too. I don't know if it helped to do that, but I was able to get a clean cut. SUCCESS ! Would love a real recipe that works- or maybe a different brand ?
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by aprilismaius

My cake has been one of my most worthless and expensive cake tools until this past weekend. Since purchasing it, I have tried gumpaste rolled thinly, fondant in the freezer, fondant with tylose, 50/50 paste etc and the results have all just plain stunk. I have been really disappointed with it. UNTIL I had an epiphany brought on by hand cramps on Saturday. I was cutting out little trees with an exacto knife and thought to myself, geez, using this 50/50 fondant and modelling chocolate mix is working well with the exacto... I wonder how it would do in the ??? And it worked! I rolled it out to a number 4 on my pasta machine, stuck it to the mat with a thin film of shortening and it cut. And cut. And cut. All of the rest of the little trees for my cake. And I didn't have to freeze it. I didn't have to let it dry. I stuck it to the mat, loaded up the mat, and it worked! I think if you have not tried this fondant & modelling chocolate mix with your yet, you should! It really worked for me with no hassles.



I just got my Cricut Cake. I haven't done a cake yet with it but got it out to play. I was having issues gettting a clean cut. I have never used modeling chocolate before but googled how to make it and WOW how easy could that get? I think I am going to give it a try with my cricut. Can your knead colour into it just like fondant? Thanks for the tip
post #18 of 19
Check out Linda McClure's youtube videos. She also has recipes on her website.
A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
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A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands!
Glenda
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post #19 of 19

I use CMC powder (edible) with the fondant. It works perfect. You just need to make sure you plan your designs and use all the fondant up as the powder makes the fondant very hard.

PS: Also make sure you roll it out thinly.

Jacky
 

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