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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Some of my attempts with the new Cricut Cake

I was one of the lucky folks to be hired as part of the Cricut Demo Army to demonstrate the new Cricut Cake machine at Michaels this coming month.  So in order to get ready to demonstrate the machine properly I have been practicing at home.

Here are a few of my samples.


This is actually an 8 inch round styrofoam piece that I have covered in fondant and decorated with cuts from the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge, the shape cuts are at 7 1/2 for green doily, 6 for the yellow design and 3 for the flower and the white circle  was at 1 inche and the lettering (also from Cake Basics) is at 2 inches.


These here are little cowboy boots from the cake cartridges also, they were cut from Kraft American cheese slices at 1 and 1/4 inch, I have to tell you this machine cuts  cheese and bologna like nobodys business.

These cute little cowboy hats (also from the cake cartridge) are sugar cookies, yep sugar cookies.  The cookie was cut on shadow at 3 inches and the hat and band were cut from fondant at 3 inches.

13 comments:

Regina Easter said...

wow what a wonderful job...i love them...

Brenda said...

WOW! Your doing a AWESOME job!!!
Love them!!! :)
Thank you for sharing!!

Beth said...

I think you did a wonderful job! I hope I do this well when my CC arrives! I'm really nervous that I will not have the knack for this :)

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

These are gorgeous!!

MedicScrapper said...

Great job ~ TFS !!!

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

wow - love those cookies. have to try that soon :) :)

Brandi said...

Hi, glad to see you were successful with your CC. Can I ask what you used on the cake and cowboy cookies? Is it gum paste? I have been trying to use gum paste and not having much success! Thanks.

SK said...

Did you have to use crisco on the mat for the cheese and bologna?

scrappyRN said...

Brandi on the cowboy hat I used fondant as that was all I had on hand at the time.

SK you do not need crisco on the mat for cheese or bologna

Thanks everyone for the comments, they really do mean alot

ascrappersdream said...

welcome to the army! I'm part of the costco regiment and have learned a lot from your posts as i will be a fill in where needed for the retail demos! In fact, tomorrow may be my first! keep the info coming!!

Scrapooking Dreamer said...

WOW Amazing you are almost enabling me to get a cricut cake! My kids would eat anything shaped like a hat ;)

Ladybuglair75 said...

Super cute! How thick did you roll out the cookie dough?

scrappyRN said...

Ladybug
The cookie dough ended up a little thicker than a slice of bologna when I was done rolling. I do not use the bands on my rolling pin and I never measure. I think after the first time using the machine you just kind of eyeball it and can get it right. I just try to judge if it can fit under the roller it will work, you just have to decrease your pressure so you do not have the indent from the blade housing.