Saturday, December 3, 2011

My First Cricut Holiday Cakes

I finally received my Cricut Cake  and after tearing into the box I started cutting fondant!  I learned very quickly that this is not like cutting paper... having said that if you prepare and take your time the results are amazing.  I made 4 cakes with very little effort or stress!  These holiday cakes are my first attempt with the CC.  Next I will attempt sugar cookies for a PTA event that I host  each year.  

 I did learn a few things that I think will be helpful if you are having trouble cutting Fondant with your machine.   I used store both fondant from Wilton ( I think homemade marshmallow fondant is too soft) and you need to freeze the fondant for about 10 minutes once you roll it onto the CC mat.  I Rolled my fondant directly onto the mat covered with crisco.  I had no trouble removing it after cutting.  If I felt that the fondant was too soft after cutting I put it in the freezer for a few minutes before removing the cut pieces.  It is also helpful to have mor than one CC mat so that you have one ready to cut while you are freezing another.

I enjoyed making these cakes very much.  The possibilities are endless with this machine.  I will post more photos as I bake more...  Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Getting Started

I am still having trouble getting my blog started, but with a little help from good friends I think I am on my way.  I hope to start posting pictures and videos soon.

On another subject, I just bought the Cricut Cake today!  I adore working with fondant and gum paste and hope to add to the fun with the CC.  I have read all of the reviews good and bad (more bad than good it seems) and I am ready to start creating.  I hope to make a video and post it to my blog as soon as I get it!

Happy creating for now... by the way if you have been thinking about buying the Cricut Cake, you can now get them for a great price.  I paid $79.95 with free shipping from Amazon Prime.  Great deal!

Friday, November 4, 2011

First Post

Hello everyone!  I have decided to join the blog universe.  I am new to this and very unsure of what to do next.  The only I know is that I love crafting, scrap booking, card making and all things creative.  I am excited to share my projects with you!  I am going to try to get this started, I might make a few mistakes a long the way... I apologize in advance.  OK, lets go...