Monday, April 26, 2010

Introduction to the Cricut Cake

My Cricut Cake Machine arrived last week and I have had a chance to play with it a little bit. This machine is basically the same as the Cricut Expression, but there are a few alterations that make the Cake machine perfect for cake decorators! Below I have outlined the basic differences.

The Cake Machine is designed to cut fondant, gum paste, and frosting sheets. This is going to be a great tool to have for cake decorating (especially for beginners like me!!).

The cartridges for all machines are compatible with every type of Cricut Machine. That means you can use any cartridges in your Cake Machine and you can use any cartridges in the regular machines!! This is a great thing because there are so many great Cricut shapes out there that would be perfect for cakes!

The Cricut Cake machine is made with food safe products. It is heavy duty, made out of hard plastic and stainless steel! It looks really sleek!

The Cricut Cake comes with an exclusive cartridge called Cake Basics. This cartridge has some really nice decorative shapes on it that would be great for paper crafting too.

And here is a shot of the Cake Basics cartridge!

So let's talk about the differences in the machines:
  • The blade: The Cake blade sticks out of the blade housing, where as the blade for paper crafting Cricut machines retracts into the blade housing when not in use. On the Cake blade housing, there is also a rubber piece that makes it so that no icing pieces can get stuck inside the blade housing.
  • The rollers: The roller on the Cake machine is different than the roller on the other machines.
  • Food guards: there is a food guard that covers the screen, buttons, and keypad so that you won't get food all over your machine. There is also a food guard that fits around the cartridge you are using so that no icing gets stuck into the cartridge housing.
  • Dials: the dials on the machine are made of stainless steel so they can be wiped down easily.

1 comment:

CheckerBeads said...

Yay! It has arrived! I am so looking forward to your first decorated cake!