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I hope all this is going to take is practice, practice, practice! The pro's make it look so easy. All you have to do is lay out some crisco, slap down some gum paste, feed the mat into the machine, bring the blade in a bit and 'BAM' you have a beautiful butterfly! RIGHT???
As of today I have wasted 2 sheets and I have 1 butterfly to show for it. I am going to be optimistic, after all I can't prove my husband right! He asked me last night when I wanted to toss the machine across the room "how many days do you have to send it back?" LOL LIKE YOU GET A TRIAL PERIOD!!! LOL Anyway, I have never been one to give up, I'm just going keep on keepin' on!

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Comment by Sophie Bakes a Cake on May 5, 2010 at 1:07am
no, those were regular cutters i used.
Comment by Anne-Marie Main on May 4, 2010 at 6:17pm
The butterflies on your blue and white cake, did you make them with the Cricut cake?
Comment by Anne-Marie Main on May 4, 2010 at 6:15pm
I know! That is what I was thinking too.
Comment by Sophie Bakes a Cake on May 4, 2010 at 6:14pm
you'd think it would dull the blade to keep cutting into the mat??
Comment by Sophie Bakes a Cake on May 4, 2010 at 6:14pm
interesting... well thank you so much for letting me know.. it doesn't seem to affect the material. but yeah.. it is kinda weird. thanks again!
Comment by Anne-Marie Main on May 4, 2010 at 6:07pm
Sophie, when I came home from work I posted the question on the Crucut.com forum. The reply came back saying that it is normal to make the deep grooves in the mat. :( I don't like that either.
Comment by Sophie Bakes a Cake on May 4, 2010 at 12:08pm
has anyone had a n issue with the blade cutting into the mat? mine does this... even on low pressure and med. speed. i'm not sure if this is normal or if i should call the company?
Comment by Jane Smith on April 28, 2010 at 12:32pm
Anne-Marie, I too had issues the first day I used mine. I did record the presentation from HSN, so I viewed it again and they said to roll out your gumpaste or fondant then stick it to the cutting mat with crisco and freeze it for 30 min to an hour....it worked!! I do think the speed and pressure are the key and we will all figure it out as we go along. I did try SugarVeil and had no luck at all yet.....I will master this!!!
Comment by jeri c on April 23, 2010 at 3:36am
The speed and the pressure are key with different thickness of paper and the design with the paper machine too! I am sure once you get it figured out you will be fine. Have a great time with it!

Dana... I heard Kerry Vincent say the sane thing... I need to get back to buttercream too. Have been working with fondant so much that I have gotten away from all b/c cakes ... My next adventure is working on learning more flowers.. I agree..don't lose the art but do enjoy the new methods too... after all everyone laughed at Henry Ford too!
Comment by Anne-Marie Main on April 22, 2010 at 10:57pm
I am making progress with my Cricut Cake.....FONDANT WORKS GREAT!!! I was even able to get some nice cuts with the gum paste sheets! WoooooooHooooooooooooo! I think the speed and pressure all depend on the image you want to cut!

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