Monday, April 12, 2010

Episode 200 - Cricut Cake Machine!

Hello my paper crafting friends!!!




How exciting it is for me to demonstrate a little bit on how the Cricut Cake machine works and also how we, as scrapbookers & card makers, can make it beneficial to us.  I hope you enjoy this little video I put together.

The Cricut Cake will be featured on HSN this Wednesday, April 14th!!  Here is the direct link to check that out..... http://www.hsn.com/cricut-cake-personal-electronic-cutter_at-5049_xa.aspx?rid=1761x

FYI - This is episode #200 because #198 will post tomorrow and #199 will post later this week.  I filmed and edited out of order.  :)

Another FYI - My next My Pink Stamper Live will be on Friday, April 23rd at 8:00 PM CST where I will be giving away a Cricut Cake machine donated by Provo Craft.  You will want to mark your calendars so you don't miss the fun!                   




(Cricut Cake picture from HSN.com)

100 comments:

  1. thats pretty cool, cant wait to see what else you make with it! :)

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  2. Robyn, not sure where you got your info, but gum paste is definitely edible. It will harden up but not too hard to eat. Fondant will also harden as it dries. So if you cut out a butterfly, or whatever, you can lay it down in a V-shaped something (magazine but that would not be food quality) and let it dry. Then its wings will be up at an angle. Anyway, both fondant and gum paste are edible, gum paste will dry harder than fondant.

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  3. BTW, beautiful cookies! They made my tummy grumble!

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  4. What cute cookies!! The more I see other people demo this machine...the more excited I am about it. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for sharing. It looks very fun.
    Rowena

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  6. It's fun to finally see this thing in action. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Thanks Lori! I forgot to add that you could still eat the gum paste. I just added that on in my text. :) My daughter ate that cookie yesterday and now has a really loose tooth because of it. :) It is her next one to fall out so we are not concerned.

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  8. The cookie turned out so cute....looks like fun!
    smiles...Tammy

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  9. Oh Robyn, how cute it that cup cake. you are going to be having so much fun,,, i am so jealous...

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  10. I bet cake decorators and anyone that bakes is so excited about this machine. I think for now lol I will stick with paper but was fascinated by your video. Thank you as always for showing me something new. Smiles, Lynda

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  11. Wow, this is WONDERFUL!! sigh...!!
    I LOVE to bake so that's why I am SOOOO intrigued by this BEAUTIFUL machine! Thanks so much for Sharing Robyn, your cookies look soo yummy!:)
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  12. Awesome Robyn :)

    Keep'em comin' ... BTW, u did great! I am no expert either, but ... I think it was cute :D

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  13. That's definitely a cute start to working the machine as a paper crafter! I've eaten gum paste before and it's not that tasty! So I'm with you as far as taking it off before eating. TFS!

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  14. Super cute...I did not know that was what it did. WOW! the things they come up with.

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  15. Yay for you Robyn!! Enjoy your new toy!!

    Emily

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  16. What a cute cookie!!! It looks like it came from the kitchen of Mary Englebreit!!! You did a great job on your first project!! How excited would your children be to see a plate of THOSE cookies in the kitchen? Absolutely adorable!! I wonder if the waterbrush that comes with it could be used to moisten the paste again if it starts to dry out too fast???
    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    Happy baking!!!
    Linda

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  17. As someone who has decorated cakes for many years, including numerous wedding and event cakes, this machine would certainly be a time saver. I used to cut fondant free form or by using a paper overlay to cut shapes to adorn cakes. Boy, what will they invent next! Also, shortening should be used with fondant and not oil. Thanks for the introduction to Cake and I look forward to seeing more projects.

    Barb from Toronto, Canada
    barbsmith2536@yahoo.com

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  18. Robyn,

    That looks like so much fun! Super cute! Looking forward to more videos :)

    Madison

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  19. Robyn how exciting that you get to have a Cake machine to play with. I have just starting doing cake decorating and I am so excited about this machine.

    You can also use a small amount of GumTex mixed into your fondant and it will make it a little harder and better to use in the machine but not as hard as the fondant. Also if you are going to have something sit after you have cut it cover it with some plastic wrap and it will not dry out.

    Can't wait to see what else you can do with this machine.

    sandra dot finigan at yahoo dot ca

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  20. Robyn,

    Love this new machine,can't wait to see you master this. Have a great day.

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  21. very cute! I'm not a baker but I love to eat it! Thank you for sharing.

    Liz

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  22. Robyn -
    Love the cute Pink flower you chose to cut.

    My question is, can you use the Cricut Cake Machine for paper and edible materials ? Paper blade and mat for paper and then food blade with food mat ?

    Kristin

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  23. Very fun. I wish I had one but even better yet, I wish I had the time to bake and make pretty cakes and cookies.

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  24. Wow, that is neat! You made it look so easy! Can't wait to see more demonstrations and I'll definitely tune into your live show - wouldn't want to miss the chance to win one!

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  26. Excellent Robyn looks like fun !

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  27. Cute cookie............


    redheadhugs@verizon.net

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  28. How exciting and fun :) TFS, it looks pretty fun to make. Looking forward to seeing more cake demos :)

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  29. Thank you so much for showing us this Robyn. My daughter will be graduating next year and wants to become a pastry chef and I think this would be such a great gift for her.

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  30. Looks like it will be a fun tool. Not in my budget right now but I will be getting some of those cute cake carts!

    verna

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  31. Thank you Robyn for the great demo. It makes me want the Cake Cricut and the cartridges.

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  32. Cute!...thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm sure learning on this machine is going to be fun for your family too - getting to eat all the projects!

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  34. Cute Cookie!! I am not a cake decorator either.. so I can relate!! hehe

    I love to bake but the decorating is not my cup of tea!

    Good Job on your new adventure. We will be seeing Beautiful Cakes coordinating with your Beautiful Cards in no time!

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  35. Thanks for doing this. I wanted to see how the machine worked!!

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  36. Hey Robin,
    Great job for the first time. I have gone to Wilton Classes and there is a small trick for applying fondant/gumpaste. If your buttercream has already glazed over and hardened a bit, just get a paintbrush & apply a small dab of water to your flowers, etc and they will stick to your frosting. If you have buttercream available, you can most definitely 'glue' them on with that, but water works fine. And yes...gumpaste and fondant are edible as you've been told. Can't wait to have enough cash to purchase this one, but I'll wait until all the fondant/gumpaste sheets are available for purchase. Thanks for sharing...I already have my DVR set up to tape HSN...that's where I purchased my Cricut.

    Cira
    Belair211 at gmail dot com.

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  37. Enjoyed seeing how this machine works. I am not much to bake, but that might make me interested just to play with all the cute cuts and my family would be so big eating all those goodies LOL Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Robyn;Looks like so much fun,but if it isn't eatable,why not just use paper? Bear with me,I am just learning by watching.annaj

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  39. My daughter uses fondant for decorating her cakes, and she does not have any problems using the fondant.
    Hazel

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  40. Thanks for sharing your video with us! Your cookie looked great!! I think you will be having a ton of fun with this new toy!!! :)

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  41. My daughter uses fondant to decorate her cakes, and she has no problem.
    Hazel

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  42. Another great video!! I would love to get this machine. I would still make paper crafts alot more. But I am seeing all my kids birthday cakes and holiday event baking in my future!! I'm really not the cook of the family. They will be shocked...lol Can't wait till April 24th.

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  43. I am excited to watch and learn along with you. Although I will not be getting one of these.

    Amy V

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  44. UGH!!!! why must you be so good at what you do??? lol. i told myself repeatedly that "i do not need this machine" when i first heard about it and now you have to go and make me want one. lol. you are amazing!

    thanks for all you do,
    cissy

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  45. So cute Robyn! Good job for your first time.

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  46. I don't understand gum paste or fondant. What are they made of? I keep reading that no one wants to eat them. Maybe you will discuss this more on your videos.

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  47. An interesting machine, but I'm so going to stick with paper crafting :-)

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  48. Shame of PC for coming out with another machine/craft that we will all want to play with. LOL!

    We are all in a learning curve with this machine. I don't plan on buying the Cake machine as I am unemployed and can't afford one. I sure wouldn't turn down a free one though. Ha!

    I thought that you were having a live ustream tonight. I guess not. I don't see any mention of it.

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  49. oh uau! that is such a lovely cricut! all pinkie xD

    congrats for teh 200 videos!xD

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  50. Very exciting that your MPS Live is going to be on a Saturday night!!! Guess that shows how much I get out....lol

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  51. Neat! Let us know how gum paste tastes! Looks pretty, but does it have a descent flavor!

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  52. I keep looking at this video over and over. I am so excited about this new toy!

    Rowena

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  53. I didn't think I was going to have any interest in this machine, but I think you have just changed my mind :) Thanks for another great video!

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  54. I was so excited when I saw that PC was coming out with this machine because I thought FINALLY!!!! PC is making something that I don't need or want!!!! THEN..... you and Joy and Melanie start showing off all this live feeds and videos and.....


    NOW I NEED A CRICUT CAKE!!!!!!!!!! :-)

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  55. Looks like alot of fun ! Although I could see myself eating ALL my creations !!!

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  56. I am so jealous you got the cricut cake...but I am so happy for you too. :)(the jealous part is just kidding, LOL)

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  57. Oh I soooo need this machine. Thanks for showing off your talent AGAIN. TFS, Mary M

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  58. good demo. still not convinced that it cuts intricate designs well-- please try something fancy so we can see how that turns out. looks like taking it off the mat could be tricky.

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  59. Thanks for sharing your video. I am so jealous :(... You did a great job with your cookie. It was fun to see how it works.

    Tammy
    luv2scrapp@charter.net

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  60. Pretty darn good for your FIRST try! Can't wait to get this machine! Thanx for the demo!
    Brandy

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  61. Such a nice demonstration. You made it seem so easy. I would love to have a Cake Cricut. I enjoy making cupcakes and this would open so many possibilities.

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  62. Thanks for sharing!! It looks like fun - I think I will stick to paper but will enjoy watching what you make with it. I definitley want the holiday cakes cartridge for cards and scrapbooking - it looks awesome!!

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  63. Hi Robyn!! I'm someone who loves to cook and bake as well as craft so I could really see me LOVING this machine! I've always wanted to take a cake decorating class, but this looks so much easier! LOL Thank you for taking us on your learning journey! I know I am going to love this as much as your crafting videos too!!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

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  64. Looks interesting, but for the cost, I'll leave it to the real bakers out there! Thanks for showing us a demo!

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  65. If I had this machine and found I didn't like to make food with it, can it be used to cut paper?

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  66. I love the cookie. It looks like this machine has so many possibilities. Thank you for being willing to learn while we watched. I love it!

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  67. Hi Robyn, I actually watched your video yesterday, but didn't have time to comment.
    I am also not a professional cake/cookie decorator, so thank you for posting this video. It made me think that I can also do this.
    Cute cookies by the way!

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  68. Awesome machine. Thanks for sharing. If I get one it will be when provocrafts sells the frosting sheets.

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  69. oohh so exciting. I want one.. NOW if only i could get my DH to see this advantage! I can't wait to see more.

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  70. Oh how pretty, you certainly made a better job than I would of for a first try lol. Can't wait to see what else you make and I am sure your girls will love to have a play with this too.
    Kim xXx

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  71. I'm looking forward to learning along with you.

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  72. You are so great with explaining how to work with the cricut cake. Excited. Caint wait to purchase it. Thanks so much

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  73. Awesome! Some day I will have one of these. I love to bake and create. I really look forward to more videos using this great tool! Robyn you ROCK!

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  74. My daughters and I just starting cake decorating classes, I promised them as a Christmas gift and it is a great bonding time for the three of us. I think they will be better at it than I am but it is some much fun. It would be great to have one of the Cricut cakes to start them off so they could learn with it. Just started a new job so money is tight but maybe we can scrape up the funds to own one one day. I am looking forward to more great ideas from another awesome tool from Provo Craft and yes own evrything except for the Nifty Knitters! Thanks for everything!

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  75. Robyn,
    I am happy for you! It is always fun learning something new. I am a baker/cook and I love anything like this. I'm excited to see you making more!
    God Bless!
    Lynn

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  76. Only one word....WOW!!

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  77. Only one word...WOW!
    Judie
    judieshe@gmail.com

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  78. Really interesting demo. I'm not a cake decorator by any means, but it's super interesting to see how it works and the results. Thanks, Pam

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  79. Wow! What a neat demo! That would sure make cake decorating a whole lot easier!

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  80. looks yummy
    A floyd
    dna101103@aol.com

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  81. What a cool new toy! I was a little skeptical that it was actualy for food. Thanks so much for the great video!

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  82. What a cool new toy! I was a little skeptical that it was actualy for food. Thanks so much for the great video!

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  83. I'm a cake decorate and I really would love to have this...it would make the cutest things for all kind on pastry..........thank you for sharing....and I can't wait until it come on HSN.....

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  84. Robyn
    The flower for the cupcake was awesome I make and decorate cakes,just love the new machine so very cute . Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gloria Harvey

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  85. That looks great! Great cookie!

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  86. Would this cut sugar cookie dough? If so, think of the possibilities. smgoodie smg(underscore)gdp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. Wow... not bad for your first time...lol. I can't wait to start using them sometime.

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  88. What unique ways to use the Cake machine! I gotta have the elegant cakes cartridge--it would make some beautiful cards.

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  89. Great video! Thanks :)

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  90. Robin the cookie looked to cute to eat! I'm just learning the Expression, but what fun to use to make things with my granddaughter. Hopefully I can win one since I can't afford one with my scrapbooking hobby. As always your videos are great and so is this one.

    Nana Crys

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  91. Thanks for posting the video. The cricut cake looks like a ton of fun!!

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  92. Thanks so much for showing how this machine works, I've been dying to see it in action and I missed the HSN launch. Can't wait to see what else you do with it! Maybe someday I'll convince DH I NEED this!!

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  93. Wish I could have had this machine years ago when I was teaching cake decorating and I was a whole lot younger. I'm sure it will be a big hit. My husband wishes a wood cutting Cricut will be the next one out!!

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  94. This machine looks awesome. I would love to have a machine like this considering I love to bake. You Rock!!!!!

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  95. Thanks Robin I just signed up for the cake class by Jinger. I would not have know so I appreciate you sharing the info. Love all your work and I have all your dvds and most stamps. You are awesome. Again, Thanks
    Melissa

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  96. Since I don't need to eat any cake or cookies myself, if I win the cake machine I would use it to make my coworkers fat and wow them with my baking prowess(haha). At least it would look good.

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  97. smgoodie - It does work with sugar cookie dough. The betty crocker bag works better than the pillsberry premade dough. If you use the pillsberry, add about two cups of sugar before using. Also freeze for about 10 min after you have rolled the dough out then freeze an additional 10 minutes before peeling the cut cookies from the mat. I think the Martha Stewart sugar cookie dough works the best.

    Gum paste works much better than fondant.

    It will also cut paper and fabric just fine. You just have to change the blade and mat. Apparently it is no longer food safe if you do so. I am no expert, but the mat and blade are all that touch the paper so I am not sure how contaminated your gum paste, which people aren't even eating will be. I have done both with no problems.
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