Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Making Cakes with the Cricut

Did you know you can cut gum paste with the Cricut to make decorations? Look below to see some of the gorgeous cakes that have been made:






Linda, who owns Deseret Designs, has developed a DVD showing you exactly how to do this! You can find more info by clicking HERE!

Even more info from the cakecentral.com site:

I use a Cricut to cut gumpaste. First of all, you have to remove all of the tackiness from the cutting mat, otherwise you can't get the paste off after it's cut. (I literally rub it all off with my fingers then wash the mat in hot water.) To hold the paste in place, I apply a thin smear of crisco to the mat. I roll the paste thin, to a #7 on my pasta machine, and let it dry slightly. It works best with old gumpaste actually. I trim the paste so that it does not extend beyond the area that paper would normally be on the mat. I set the blade depth to a 4.

I get very clean, precise cuts except when the blade needs to be cleaned (after about 24 uses). I just remove the blade holder and use a straight pin to flick out the build up of paste. It comes right out, and I'm up and running again.


You can read over 17 pages of a message board thread on this topic over at cake central by clicking HERE!

Is there anything the Cricut can't do??


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6 comments:

  1. Oh those are gorgeous. I will have to show my little girl since she has posted photos of her cakes on my blog. Wow, that is something to work towards! As always, TFS!

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  2. this is a fab idea! i love it! hmmmm...i need a good reason to make a fancy cake now! lol! thanks for sharing such an awesome tip! you rock!

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  3. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Cat(s)/Dog(s)/Bear/Bird/Butterfly/Any other Animal Theme post on Aug. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

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  4. Those cakes are beautiful! Do I have to buy the new Cricut cake or can I use my cricut create?

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  5. WOW! Those cakes are absoulutely gorgeous. I have 14 grandchildren(age range from 8 months - 12 years), with this machine and my carts and the carts that I must have(don't tell hubby) I could make all of their B-day cakes, for school and their parties at home.
    I need a miracle here!!

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  6. Those are adorable cakes...also makes me want to plan a birthday party just for the cake:) Did you use the reg cricut or the cake? I dont see why the reg wouldnt work...Thank you so much for your time:)

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