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Cricut Cake Personal Electronic Cutter, Kitchen Red

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  • For beautiful cake design, personal electronic cake cutter from Provo Craft; cuts decorative shapes out of gum paste, fondant, frosting sheets, and more
  • Comes with: manual, blade assembly, Cake Basics cartridge, cartridge binder, keypad overlay, 12-by-12-inch food-safe cutting mat, power adapter, cleaning guide, and more
  • Stainless-steel blade cuts materials up to 12 by 12 inches and 12 by 24 inches in size; with 6 modes, 4 functions, and shape size variation for further customization
  • Compatible with original Cricut paper-cutter cartridges; unplug machine before wiping clean with a damp rag
  • Measures 23 inches long by 9 inches wide by 11 inches high; limited 1-year warranty
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 21 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003EO9RTE
  • Item model number: 2000238
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,239 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing (See Top 100 in Arts, Crafts & Sewing)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product Description

The Cricut Cake Personal Electronic Cutter is specifically designed for decorating professional-looking cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and confections in no time at all. Just choose a shape, a size, and press CUT. Decorating like a professional has never been faster or easier. Bon Appetit.

Customer Reviews

In general, I think that gumpaste works better than fondant.
Kitchens and Chemistry
Since I received Cricut Cake as a gift, I have spent the better part of 3 days trying to get something I could use from it.
Cakelady from OK
This machine is great if you have the time and patience to make it work.
MandyBean

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

226 of 228 people found the following review helpful By Kitchens and Chemistry on May 14, 2010
Let me start by saying that I've never used a Cricut product before, but I've been using gumpaste and fondant for about a year on my cakes. This is a fabulous machine. There is a learning curve, but it will work once you figure out the right consistency for your edible materials and with a bit of adjustment to the instructions. You really can cut the intricate designs, not just the basic hearts and whatnot. So don't give up!

First, roll your gumpaste/fondant really thin. As in, you can see the lines on the mat through it. They say to freeze it to help avoid tearing--if you roll it thin, you can use it at room temp. I couldn't get it to work at all frozen, because the condensation from the air on the cold gumpaste pretty much instantly turned it to goo. In general, I think that gumpaste works better than fondant.

Second, if you make your own gumpaste or fondant, you may want to add a bit more powder sugar than usual. Go for structure over flexibility.

Third, use a very very small amount of water (instead of shortening) on the mat if you are having trouble with the material gumming up the machine and sliding around the mat. I wiped the mat down with a damp cloth and tried it with both gumpaste and fondant. The dampness from the cloth is enough to get the sugar to stick to the mat, and it doesn't slide around as much as it does on shortening. Be warned that it will be trickier to get your designs off the mat if you use water--you may have to refrigerate or freeze them after you're done cutting. If you get the material thin enough, the shortening will work, but the thicker stuff I used worked much better with water.

So all in all, are you going to be an instant designer cake decorator with this? No--you have to understand that you're working with sugar, and sugar can be finicky, and there's going to be some trial and error. But you don't have to be a professional to get it to work, either. You just have to be patient.
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57 of 63 people found the following review helpful By Cindy Bunker on May 9, 2011
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I bought the Cricut Cake for a friend and she has done nothing but rave about it. Here are her comments:

"If you have an Expression machine already, it works the same way. Just like your Expression machine took some trial & error to figure out, so does the CC, but it's worth it! Remember also that food (especially sugar) can be very temperamental & not as easy to work with as paper is in your machine! I found that using the Wilton 20" rolling pin Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin with the Wilton 20" rolling pin guides Wilton Fondant 20-Inch Rolling Pin Guide Rings was the way to go! Made getting the correct width for food materials a breeze. I use the 12"x24" mat Cricut Cake 12-Inch-by-24-Inch Cutting Mat, 2 Mats instead of the 12"x12" because I can get so many more cuts or cookies done at one time & I have a chest freezer so it fits.

Here are my tips that I have had complete success with: Instead of cutting fondant, I cover my cake with delicious Marshmallow Fondant (recipe on Wilton website - I add orange extract). I then cut all my decorations out of gum paste. ProvoCraft provides a wonderful gum paste recipe on their website that tastes great & is simple to make & lasts for a couple months. You do need Tylose powderCMC Tylose Powder - 5 Oz.
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79 of 97 people found the following review helpful By designercakes on April 8, 2011
I have been an award winning professional pastry chef and cake decorator for 10 years. I bought the Cricut cake the week it was released thinking that it would save time in my business by allowing some of my less experienced employees and interns to work on cupcake and cake projects...it is not nearly as easy to use as the company would have you believe and to top it off their customer service is horrible- I thought that maybe if I bought the design software and connected it to a laptop it might make it easier to use and worth the money I spent - WRONG- after trying a few times (with no luck) to download trials of the software I called the company three times and was put on hold for 30 minutes each time and hung up before ever being helped...I then sent an email detailing my problems and attempts to reach them to which they responed with an auto generated message telling me to call the number I was complaining about! This machine might be fun for people to play around with just for fun if they aren't concerned with speed etc...but for $300 I expect a machine that can be at least as fast as we are by hand and customer service I can actually speak with...it's pretty sad when even my high school interns can turn out flowers etc...faster by hand than a $300 machine.
I am surprised by the huge discrepency in reviews and can only guess that either there is an inconsistancy in the machines and some work better than others or that the good reviews come from people with a lot of patience and time on their hands who are not concerned with speed and efficiency.
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