Cricut Cake Personal Electronic Cutter, Kitchen Red
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
"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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very disappointed in this product. Fondant is dependent on the weather humidity ect. I thought this machine would make things faster and easy. Exact opposite.Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Hiner
As I am slowly figuring it out I am loving it how ever it didn't get a chance to really at down and use it for a few months, and the dial for changing size does not work . Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jess
I just love my cricket cake machine. I have made so many beautiful things with this!Published 11 months ago by Amanda
Tears fondant easily. Must roll thick fondant to get clean cut. Mat is really flimsy and gets cuts by blade causing markings on underside of fondantPublished 15 months ago by Patricia