Melanie Heatons Crafty Blog in association with Bramwell Crafts
Thank you for that! I've ordered some straight away. I bought my cake mini a year ago & after 5 failed attempts to get anything to cut properly, I gave up on it. I'll try again with this gum paste. Does Sarah have a blog??
Hi MelLoved all your shows.I need some new mats for my E2 I saw C&C has them in stockI was about to order then I read some feed back abouthow Provo has altered the mats and I must say everyoneis saying they are awful and asking for Provo to readthe complaints and do something about it have you anyinfo or used the new ones? and do you think C&C have the new stock as theyhave not sold any 12x12 for a long time.RegardsEdith
Whated the show last night, and almost bought a machine! I don't bake, Mel you are too good at your job!
Hi,I loved the show yesterday!I bought a cricut cake about a year ago but like so many I gave up as i could never get a good cut. Hopefully with your tips I will make friends with it again!Is the gum paste a powder you make up or a packet? And approximately how thick did you roll it as I don't have the rolling pin with the spacer?
Hi Mel just popped in to say it was great seeing you yesterday at Create and Craft in the Green Room. I hope you have a wonderfulChristmas and all the best for 2013.HugsLinda xxxhttp://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
Hi SamIt comes in a tub. I would advise you to put a cd on either side of your rolling area. That way you will get it even.Remember to pop it in the microwave for ten seconds first.Hope that helpsMelanie
Thanks for the tips.I have emailed The Sugarshack to ask which gum paste it is - could it be Satin Ice?
Yes that's exactly what it is . I will add it to my blog post.Melanie x
Hi Mel, bought my first cricut cake mini on the idealworld show. i have been trying to find the gum paste you spoke about, I ended up emailing Sugarshack who directed me to the satin ice. What i would like to know do you colour the gumpaste with the food colouring or do you have to buy the gumpaste already coloured. The other thing i wanted to know was how edible is the gumpaste, does it go hard. Looking forward to the delivery of my machine. Thanks Linda xxx
Hi have found another site that sells the florist paste/ gum paste. Its cake decorating store, selling 220g bags of coloured and 100g of darker colours. Would this be similar to Sugarshack. Would love your comments on this Mel.xx
Hi Linda.Sarah colours hers with gel colouring not liquid as this makes you gum paste to wet.The gum paste does go hard but it is still edible.x
The product from the Sugar Shack is Satin Ice. They may be able to tell you if it is the same. I will email Sarah and ask her as she knows more about icing than I do.Xxx
Thanks Mel for all the information. I bought the cake Mini Last year but l just did not get to grips with it. After spending a year getting to know my Cricut machines. My Cricut Mini is just the best machine ever made and is there ready to be used 24/7 my poor Expression is feeling lost now lol.So with this great offer from C&C l decided to get the Cricut cake and try again. Have ordered some Gum Paste from Sugar Shack and looking forward to playing. This time KEEPING IT SIMPLE!! and not expect a design that's flourished and has small cut out parts. 'KEEP IT SIMPLE S****D' as the saying goes.Thanks for all your help and advise over the past 2 years its very much appreciated.Have a wonderful holiday season and a great fun filled 2013 to one and all...
Hi Mel,My sister has just received her cricut cake, early christmas present from me. Can you tell me what you put onto mat to stop sugar paste from sticking to much and where do you buy it from?I love my cricut, got the expression and expression 2, so i recommended cricut cake, do hope it as simple as you made it look!!Hope you have a good christmas and Happy New Year Sharron
Hi SharronWe used a very very very thin layer of TREX. You can buy it in any supermarket .EnjoyMelanie xxx
HI Mel i have emailed them back with my phone number with all the right codes, and they have sent me another email saying they are unable t contact me and gave me a free phone number which is not free for me as i checked with my line provider... so with a sad face and feeling very disappointed i give up, machine is now back in its box... as i don't know what else to do as support have been no support at all, which is a great shame and i will consider buying anything again that dosen't have full uk support... thank ou for all your help Mel it was very much appreciated ... have a great christmas xx
Practicing with my Cricut Mini which I received last week. Had problems with paste and getting off the mat but after watching some posts on You tube if found a way to improve ordinary fondant icing by adding a small amount of tylose powder to make it more stable and then discovered if I used my trex to add a sheet of wax paper to my mat when I had cut my items I could just lift off the wax paper and allow the items to dry without touching them. Up to now has worked brilliantly, (not quite dry yet.
That sounds like a good tip!
Where did you buy the tylose? Did you put the wax paper on your mat then roll the fondant onto the mat and put through the machine. I have just bought mine and confused of best methods to use. look forward to your reply. Many thanks
Hi Mel,Many thanks for your reply, I have found it in supermarket. Just need to order the sugar paste now and give my sister some lessons!!!Many thanks for all your tips, ideas and inspiration that you share with us all.Happy christmas and Happy New Year Sharron xx
Hi,Where or what video did you watch to get this tip from? Im very eager to find ways that will make my usage of the Cricut Cake easier. If you have the video link we can all share in this and fingers cross make a lot more crafting images for our cakes etc.Have a wonderful crafting 2013 one and All..
Having a problem Mel with my Cricut ckae tool kit, it came with cake blades and not paper blades as stated on your shows, how do I get C&C to correct this as they just state it comes with cake blades !! Love your shows and you have helped me loads with my paper making, hope you can help me with this.
Hi LynnYes, when I opened mine it had cake blades in as well. I guess that they just had the paper ones on the picture and on the counter, but they were indeed cake blades.I can't get hold of anybody at the moment at C & C to ask about this. I am down here for New Year but the buying team are on holiday.I will see what I can find out in the new year.Have a good oneMelanie xxx
Many thanks, I have now had another email saying they are looking into it, so fingers crossed, will need to wait a bit longer to replace my blades on my paper cricut lol xx
Hi Mel, having difficulty in using my cricut cake mini. I remember watching most of the shows but have forgotten most of it. I eventually got it to cut out a design, but could not work out how to remove it from mat without it breaking up. Do i have to leave it on mat until it dries completly. Would you and sarah consider making a DVD on how to use machine as O think there are many people out there like me. Thanks linda
Hi Mel just opened my cricut cake accessory pack and have received cake blades instead original blades. I only added this to my basket because you said we would get paper blades. can you tell me what I have to do to get them changed.Thank yoy