The Best Tool in Cake Decorating

Hey cake virgins!

Okay, so I know we haven't done any talking about the techniques involved in cake decorating. However, I could not help but tell you all about the greatest invention in cake decorating history.

I don't know how many of you have heard of Cricut personal cutting machines, usually used for scrapbooking. If you haven't, the personal cutting machines are a magic genie for those who love to scrapbook. The machine can cut anything you want it to, with the appropriate attachments. You can make vinyl letters for your walls, cut paper to make your own cards, cut through plastic to make your own stamps, etc.

For my niece's first birthday, my sister made this using the Cricut personal cutting machine:

Fantastic, clean and looks professional.

Well Cricut has outdone themselves this time. They have created a Cricut Cake, which is now available in stores across the United States. It follows the same idea of the scrapbooking machines, except this time, you can cut cake products, such as gum paste and fondant, which we will cover in a later blog. You can cut out monograms, figures, letters, whatever you want!     
This machine, which is available at Joann Fabrics, Michaels, Hobby Lobby and AC Moore, will make cake decorating a breeze for beginners and experts alike. You won't have to purchase numerous tools to cut out different shapes, you can simply have this machine and its accessories.

It has all food safe materials, so you don't have to worry about things becoming unsanitary. Don't worry cake virgins, this machine won't give you (or those friends you are trying to impress) any e-coli or other harmful germs.

The price is not yet listed online, but the national debut is today, so it is available in your local craft stores! If you don't have a Joann Fabrics or a Michaels near you, you can order the machine off of HSN for $429.99. The HSN package includes the following:  Cricut Cake machine, cake basics full content cartridge, elegant cakes full content cartridge, 12" x 12" cutting mat, blade assembly, keypad protector, cartridge plug, cartridge skirt, blade cleaning basket, cleaning brush, yellow frosting sheet, red frosting sheet, blue frosting sheet, 3 white frosting sheets, 3 brown frosting sheets, quick start guide, user manual, tips/tricks insert, instructional DVD, cleaning guide, manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty on electronic parts and manufacturer's 90-day limited warranty on labor and non-electronic components.                                                                www.hsn.com

Here is a video that gives a demo of what the Cricut Cake can do, courtesy of Custom Crops:

For additional videos, check out the Cricut Cake website and click on the "See the Cricut Cake in action!" tab on the side!

Until next time cake virgins!


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