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CraftyKitchen Offline
#1 Posted : Monday, September 27, 2010 10:27:44 AM(UTC)
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I still love my Cake. Linda McClure was at an ICES event I attended yesterday and demoed both the Cricut (not the Cake, just a Baby Bug) and the Silhouette, and I'm proud to say she didn't sell me on the Silhouette AT ALL. While the printing/cutting thing sounds like a great idea for cakes, besides logos or photographs, I think the images look cheap places on fondant or buttercream.

Still loving my Cake! :)
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#2 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 6:18:15 PM(UTC)
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I was there too and I saw the demo I still can't say that I love my cricut cake because I still have problems cutting with it. I can't get the right consistency of the gumpaste. but I will keep trying
I also like the idea of printing and cutting at the same time just imagine if we had the Imagine machine for cakes wow that would be so cool! it would save us money because we would have a printer and a cutter
together.
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#3 Posted : Friday, October 01, 2010 9:01:15 PM(UTC)
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CraftyKitchen, I was at the same demo. I also have the Cricut Cake. I thought the cakes she had as demo cakes were very nice. The idea was to show some new things we can do, and the print and cut feature is something that can't be done with a cricut. You can print on gum paste or a frosting sheet and the Silhouette will cut the outline out. This will be great for my business so I bought a Silhouette and have had great success with it so far. It is very easy to use and I was able to cut all my intricate designs with ease. Linda McClure talked about how the cricut machine is a great machine, and that you can have success with any cricut you use. She showed that you don't have to have a Cake to cut gum paste. She also shared some great tips that can be used for any cutter. I enjoyed her demo and like that there is more then one barnd of machine to use. She also spent alot of time answering my questions and I appreciate her help.
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#4 Posted : Saturday, October 02, 2010 8:01:22 AM(UTC)
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Don't get me wrong, I liked the demo too. She answered a ton of my questions in between sessions as well, and her and her husband were extremely nice and helpful. I also bought some of her black gumpaste and one of her DVDs that I didn't have :)

I could see wanting the Silhouette to do things like printing and cutting logos, photographs, etc. But for me, since I don't have a shop (I'm licensed from home), I don't have the space for the Cake, Silhouette, and an edible ink printer. I also really like a lot of the images that come on some of the Cricut carts (I don't know what I would do without my Martha Stewart carts!)

I think it is all just personal preference.

For those that were there, did you just LOVE Day of Sharing this year or what?? I learned SO many new techniques and I loved the Truman cake :)
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#5 Posted : Monday, October 04, 2010 10:31:39 AM(UTC)
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CraftyKitchen wrote:
I still love my Cake. Linda McClure was at an ICES event I attended yesterday and demoed both the Cricut (not the Cake, just a Baby Bug) and the Silhouette, and I'm proud to say she didn't sell me on the Silhouette AT ALL. While the printing/cutting thing sounds like a great idea for cakes, besides logos or photographs, I think the images look cheap places on fondant or buttercream.

Still loving my Cake! :)


If any die cutting machine out there is not food safe it should not be used as such. All papers and such are made with chemicals and if those machines are used for such and also to cut food with the warranty on the machine is gone for one and one would also be putting folks at risk to getting sick consuming foods that have touched the blades of chemical used products in it.

IMHO it's not worth losing the warranty on the machine because foods will get into the electronics of that machine that is not food safe and will short it out one day; as well as not probably but when someone will get sick because of chemical residue left on those machines used for papercrafts and food. And who wants to eventually be sued for making someone sick by not using precautions in preparing foods food safe.

No amount of trying to clean such a machine even changing the blade will make food safe if the machine is not food safe because the chemicals get in under the system and unless you open that machine and dose it down with vinegar and in doing so short out your machine it will never be food safe.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:14:58 PM(UTC)
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MarthaRuiz1 wrote:
I was there too and I saw the demo I still can't say that I love my cricut cake because I still have problems cutting with it. I can't get the right consistency of the gumpaste. but I will keep trying
I also like the idea of printing and cutting at the same time just imagine if we had the Imagine machine for cakes wow that would be so cool! it would save us money because we would have a printer and a cutter
together.

Have you tried fondant. It seems that people get better results from that. I just got mine today so i don't know just reading the MB.
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#7 Posted : Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:09:30 PM(UTC)
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CarolS wrote:
If any die cutting machine out there is not food safe it should not be used as such. All papers and such are made with chemicals and if those machines are used for such and also to cut food with the warranty on the machine is gone for one and one would also be putting folks at risk to getting sick consuming foods that have touched the blades of chemical used products in it.

IMHO it's not worth losing the warranty on the machine because foods will get into the electronics of that machine that is not food safe and will short it out one day; as well as not probably but when someone will get sick because of chemical residue left on those machines used for papercrafts and food. And who wants to eventually be sued for making someone sick by not using precautions in preparing foods food safe.

No amount of trying to clean such a machine even changing the blade will make food safe if the machine is not food safe because the chemicals get in under the system and unless you open that machine and dose it down with vinegar and in doing so short out your machine it will never be food safe.


Exactly what chemicals are you talking about? The gumpaste goes on a food safe mat and the knife is made from the same material a regular food cutting knife is made from. There are no olis or lubricants in the machine.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, October 30, 2010 10:53:05 PM(UTC)
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CarolS wrote:
If any die cutting machine out there is not food safe it should not be used as such. All papers and such are made with chemicals and if those machines are used for such and also to cut food with the warranty on the machine is gone for one and one would also be putting folks at risk to getting sick consuming foods that have touched the blades of chemical used products in it.

IMHO it's not worth losing the warranty on the machine because foods will get into the electronics of that machine that is not food safe and will short it out one day; as well as not probably but when someone will get sick because of chemical residue left on those machines used for papercrafts and food. And who wants to eventually be sued for making someone sick by not using precautions in preparing foods food safe.

No amount of trying to clean such a machine even changing the blade will make food safe if the machine is not food safe because the chemicals get in under the system and unless you open that machine and dose it down with vinegar and in doing so short out your machine it will never be food safe.


You've said this on a group and I have told you that there is no cross contamination when you change mats and blades using the Cake as a paper cutter and a gumpaste cutter.
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, November 02, 2010 6:13:59 AM(UTC)
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Hello GrammySue yes, I have try fondant and it did not work well for me but I will try it again,and again
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#10 Posted : Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:00:34 PM(UTC)
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CraftyKitchen wrote:
I still love my Cake. Linda McClure was at an ICES event I attended yesterday and demoed both the Cricut (not the Cake, just a Baby Bug) and the Silhouette, and I'm proud to say she didn't sell me on the Silhouette AT ALL. While the printing/cutting thing sounds like a great idea for cakes, besides logos or photographs, I think the images look cheap places on fondant or buttercream.

Still loving my Cake! :)



ICES event where can I find more info of these events? thank you
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