Hey everyone! I am so excited about my Cricut Cake and it looks like some of you are too! I wanted to open the door for any and all Cake related questions. If you have questions about the Cake machine or cakes in general, please email me or leave me a comment below and I will try my best to answer your question once my machine arrives.
I am NOT a pro cake decorator, actually on the contrary, I am a complete novice!! I have baked and decorated a few cakes in my life, but they have been few and far between. I am an avid baker, but never really ventured into decorating. I am going to do my best to teach myself and you along the way.
I am going to be testing out lots of different recipes (both decorating recipes like fondant and gum paste, etc, AND different cake recipes as well) and I will keep you posted. I am a total novice at this so I am going to try it all. I might be a bit naive but I think cakes can look awesome AND taste awesome too so that is what I am going to strive for 🙂
What is difference between the Cricut Cake machine and the Expression? Do I need them both?
They are VERY different and I think if you want to decorate food, you need them BOTH. The Expression can be converted into a cake decorating machine, but the Cake machine is specifically designed for cake decorating. It has a lot of special parts so that you can use it with food more easily. If you were to convert a regular Expression machine into a cake decorating machine, then it would no longer be good to use with paper because of all the grease and food particles that would be stuck within the machine. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to get paper bits in my cakes or cake bits in my scrapbooks!!!
What is fondant?
(From Wikipedia) “Rolled fondant or fondant icing, is commonly used to decorate wedding cakes. It includes gelatin (or agar in vegetarian recipes) and food-grade glycerine, which keep the sugar pliable and creates a dough-like consistency. It can also be made using powdered sugar and melted marshmallows. Rolled fondant is rolled out like a pie crust and used to cover the cake. This gives the cakes a smooth appearance.”
What is gum paste?
(From Wikipedia) “Sugar Paste icing is a very sweet edible sugar dough usually made from sugar and glucose. It is sometimes referred to as fondant or sugar gum or gum paste. It can be used to cover cakes, mould features, create decorations for cakes and many other uses.”