air brush machine and cricut machine

Forum: Cake Decorating Tools, Gadgets & Supplies

Hi fellow cakers,
Can any one give any advice on what to look out for when buying these machines, and what accessories go with them. Tnx

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Goreti ...

I don’t own an air brush so I couldn’t give you any information on that. As far as the cricut machine, I have one and used it only once. To be honest with you, I am not impressed with it. After one use, the cutting mat already has cuts on it. The actual cut was not very clean. I did find that after letting the fondant dry about 30 minutes it cut a little better but still not perfect. From what I have read in different forums, many people have the same issues with the cricut.

Jenniffer White ...

I LOVE my Cricut Cake, I use it all the time. It does have a learning curve though. This is what I have found works for me. I only cut modeling chocolate and Fondarific, or other “fat-based” fondants (things that firm when you chill them). I find anything cuts better in the Cricut if it has been chilled. As far as the mats go, mine don’t have a smooth section on them anymore. It really doesn’t affect their ability to hold the material. Hope this helps.

Cindy Casper ...

I too have a Cricut Cake, but am confused about setting the pressure and speed. I have tried to find information about those settings to no avail; any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Hot Mama's Cakes ...

I have the cricut cake and never really use it.. I converted it into a cricut for paper lol.. My air brush i love.. I purchased a inexpensive air brush kit at Harbor freight for $60 bucks.. it came with a small compressor and a cheap air brush. it clogged after the first time I used it so I bought a Master Airbursh online and works great! As long as you have a good quality air brush and clean it after every use you won’t have any issues..

Fun Fiesta Cakes ...

I have a Kopykake airbrush machine – it’s awesome!

Koek Krummels ...

I have a cricut and just lovvvvveeee it?Probably the best tool I own. I use it for almost everything. Works perfectvwith fondant that is ultra thin. I use a pasta machine to get it really thin. Yes, there isva learning curve, but it is all worth it!