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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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.
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.
Later, I found a Cake mini on deep deep discount in a local craft store (less than 1/10 the price I paid for this) and decided at that lower price it was worth another try, even if its only cutting out big things. Downside to that is the sheets are only 1/4 the size, so more prep work. I have also found it helpful to run the fondant through a pasta press to get it nice and thin first.
"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. I put a dab of shortening under my mat so when I'm rolling out my gum paste onto the mat, the mat doesn't slide on my counter. I freeze my gum paste for 10 minutes then cut & refreeze for 10 minute before removing from my mat. When I make cookies I do the same thing with the freezing, but also freeze the cookies on the sheet for 10 minutes prior to baking so the cookies do not spread out in the oven (DO NOT use a mix!! ProvoCraft & Wilton both have excellent sugar cookie & gingerbread cookie recipes on their websites). I also stack them 2 on top of each other so they bake nice & thick. I was able to make a complete cake for Easter & dove cookies without having ever used fondant, gum paste or a Cricut Cake machine before, so you can, too!! I have included pictures of the finished products in customer images."
After contacting the seller I ordered the cricut though I am happy. Excellent customer service , sent me a replacement part and i can now change the size perfectly. I'm not completely happy with the cuts , any one have any ideas ?? Maybe a different blade ? I used Wilton pre made gum paste and sometimes get these horribly rough cuts. Very frustrating. Don't be in a hurry when trying to use this. I have had to roll and re roll out my gum paste sooo many times because I get jaged cuts