Happy Monday Krafters!
Hope everyone had a good and productive weekend! I was really busy! My second oldest turned five years old Saturday so we had a very small party for her. The weather was beautiful by the way LOL. I have to admit, I like hello Kitty as well, but I can stand to wait until the next time I see anything Hello Kitty LOL.!
I made the cake (from scratch and the frosting-love to bake, not a master at it…yet). After months of waiting, I finally pulled out the Cricut Cake Machine to help decorate my baby’s cake. Now I have to confess, it really isn’t as easy as the advertisements made it out to be. I am sure some of it was user error since it was my first attempt. However, you would think it would be pretty cut (no pun intended) and dry..right? WRONG! I used the frosting sheets for the cuts (Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge-silhouette feature). Just to cut out the design at 4.25”, I wasted approximately 2.5 sheets of frosting (3 comes in a pack). The machine ripped the poor frosting sheets to shreds. After much discouragement, frustration and adjustments, I used a less intricate design (really wasn’t that detailed, but whatever) and it cut out nicely.
Then I attempted to cut out the wording…..letters were cut at 1” using the Hello Kitty Font Cartridge. If I had to do all over again, I would have used the round letter feature on this cartridge instead because it cut out better. I learned this after the fact. The font I used I had to have a pressure of 3 and a speed of two for the best cut. Even with that, it did not cut out the y well. It took several attempts until I just scored it and cut the outline with a knife. Once I had all of the die cuts on the cake, I added a design to the cake using my star decorating cake tip. I also added pink gel to the bow. The cake didn’t turn out how I imagined it, but my daughter was happy with it J
Now that I have a feel for the machine and with more practice, I think the red machine and I will get along just nicely. I have plenty of ideas and opportunities (I have four children) to use the machine to the max.
I will bore you any further; here is the finished product (my first attempt):
Cricut Cake Machine
Hello Kitty Font Cartridge
Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge
Frosting Sheets (chocolate brown and primary colors)
Wilton’s Sparkling Gel (pink)
Pastry Tube with #6 tip