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Vendor Review & GIVEAWAY!: Martha Stewart Cricut Cake

Reported by Taylor Usry

I was recently lucky enough to get the chance to test drive the newest toy available – the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake machine. This is a match made in heaven! I literally heard angels singing the day it arrived – I am pretty sure my FedEx guy thought I was nuts. The machine came with everything I needed to get started (minus the food materials):

  • A 12″x12″ food-safe cutting mat (complete with grid marks in inches and centimeters, as well as circles in inch diameters up to 12″)
  • Blade assembly
  • Silicone cartridge plug and skirt (to prevent food from getting in there)
  • Blade cleaning basket and cleaning brush
  • Power adapter, several manuals/quick start guides and a keypad protector (also made of silicone and designed to go over the entire display and keypad)

In addition to all of that the machine came with the All Occasion cartridge (I believe this comes with the purchase of all machines); mine also included the Elegant Cake Art cartridge (both are shown below).

There are several other gorgeous cartridges available. The cartridges all retail individually for around $69.95, although you can find them cheaper at some online stores. The machine itself retails for approximately $400.

All Occasion Cartridge
Elegant Cake Art cartridge

The Martha Stewart Cricut Cake machine itself is absolutely gorgeous. A total kitchen appliance work of art. My husband is a nut for anything kitchen-related, but never crafty stuff. However when I pulled it out of the box even he was impressed! One great feature is the pop-up digital display. That makes viewing it from any angle very handy. You can also see, in the picture below, how the silicone keypad protector hangs down over the keypad area slightly.

The Cricut Cake has all of the functions that its paper-cutting cousins do, plus a few extra. The basic functions (Load/Unload, Real Dial Size, Shift, Set Cut Area, etc) are all pretty self explanatory. There are 6 new gray keys in the upper left corner of the keypad. These “Creative Feature” keys vary between cartridges, but basically they allow you to create alphabets, phrases, and even more decorations.

The first thing I tried in my machine was cookie dough. This is the thing I was most excited about – churning out tons of cookies just in time for the holidays! I did both made-from-scratch cookie dough as well as the pre-made roll of Pillsbury cookie dough (you just add flour to it to stiffen it up a bit). I did extensive research online before I tried this to see what tips other people had to offer. And I took a few deep breaths, because even the ProvoCraft instructions say to expect a learning curve.

I rolled my dough out as thin as I possibly could to still have cookies. It was about 1/8″ thick – not much wider than a nickel (which I read was the ideal height to be under). As recommended by the people at Provo Craft (but not written in the instructions; I spoke to them directly) and several people online, I froze my rolled out dough for 3-5 minutes before attempting to cut it.

As you can see, it started cutting beautifully. But the dough thaws quickly (very, very quickly) and as it curved back around it started to get a bit jagged. I’m not sure it would be able to cut a whole sheet of these because although it cuts quickly, the machine just can’t cut faster than the dough thaws.

The cookie turned out decently; it’s pictured above in the undecorated form. A word of caution – refreeze the dough before you attempt to remove it from the cutting mat. Otherwise the dough will tear or wrinkle in on itself because it is so thin.

Next, I tried fondant, both made from scratch and the store bought Wilton sheets. Like the cookie dough, I rolled it out to about 1/8″. That did NOT do the trick even though I froze it before cutting the edges were still jagged. I emailed the super helpful people at Provo Craft again, and they recommended rolling it out thin enough to barely see the grid lines beneath it. I’ll admit I thought they were nuts, but it worked like a charm! The same thing holds true for the fondant as the cookie dough, though. You need to refreeze the fondant before attempting to take it off the sheet.

It didn’t turn out as smooth as I wanted it to when I put it on the cupcake, but that’s because the top was slightly rounded. But as you can see with the butterfly below, rolling out the fondant super thin and freezing it for about 20 minutes prior to cutting it made all the difference.

After five minutes out of the freezer, I tried to cut the more intricate doily design shown below. The edges cut just fine, as did the majority of the smaller inner circles. But when I tried to get it off the mat it just sort of fell apart. This happened with all of the more intricate designs I did. I’m not sure if I didn’t let them freeze enough, if I rolled it out too thin, or what I did wrong.
I also tried some of the longer designs to make a border to go around cakes. I’ve seen some gorgeous ones online, but again for me they just didn’t work.

I didn’t try gum paste, which seems to yield amazing results. I did get these two tips directly from ProvoCraft (and they apply to any material you are cutting): 1) Roll it out as thin as you can, so that the lines on the cutting mat are barely visible beneath the material; and 2) Freeze the fondant or gum paste for 30 minutes prior to cutting it. Those two things make all the difference, I promise!

A few tips I learned through trial and error:

  • Invest in more than one 12″x12″ cutting mat. This way you don’t have to wait while you freeze (or refreeze) your fondant, cookie dough, or gum paste.
  • Be very careful to not go over the guidelines on the edges of the cutting mat (trim them back if you do) – if the roller picks them up it’s a mess!
  • Roll your material out as thin as you can get it, and then roll it a little more. It works best to roll it directly on the cutting mat, so nothing tears when you have to transfer it.
  • Always remember to apply plenty of shortening to the cutting mat.
  • Refreeze the material before removing it from the mat – this helps avoid human error šŸ˜‰

And now for the cleanup. Really, who likes this part? I know I don’t. But the Cricut Cake surprised me – it cleans up like a dream. Soooo easy! The blade can go in the basket (remember the tea steeper I mentioned?) and straight into the dishwasher — just the blade, not the housing. All of the mats and silicone covers can be washed with warm soapy water, and clean up really easily. As for the machine itself, there is a small brush about the size of a toothbrush, with stiffer bristles, that will brush off dried food particles from the rollers. Just press the load/unload mat button to move them. Once the rollers are clean, you can wipe them with a damp cloth.

According to the ProvoCraft FAQ section on cleaning, it may be necessary to manually move the carriage (cutting part) to the left side of the machine to reach the right side rollers. If you do this, the carriage will return to the proper place once you turn the machine back on. If only cleaning the rest of my kitchen was this quick and easy!

Overall, this is a great machine. The variety of cartridges will create beautiful art for cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. I’ll be totally honest and say that the learning curve is pretty steep, but with practice and some tinkering you can get good results. I think this is an excellent addition to the kitchen of any serious baker! The ProvoCraft site has a fabulous FAQ section with all sorts of tips, hints, and suggestions about the machine, and if you contact them directly they are equally as helpful (and friendly)! I’m really glad I got to try it out!

Here is a video demonstration about the Cricut Cake machines:

To wrap it all up, here are some pros and cons:

Pros:

  • Very sleek design – it looks great on the counter
  • Easy to clean
  • Allows you to make uniform design elements for cake/cupcake decorating, as well as cookies.

Cons:

  • Only comes with one cutting mat, which can slow things down
  • It is necessary to do reading online in addition to the manual before operating the machine
  • Requires a lot of counter space to use. The recommendation is 12″ clearance from the edge of your table/counter and 24″ behind for proper movement of the mats.

GIVEAWAY
The kind folks at Provo Craft will be giving one lucky winner their very own Martha Stewart Cricut Cake! Ā 
To enter, just leave a comment on one of the “Vendor Spotlight: Martha Stewart Cricut ” article. Answer any one of these questions in the Comments Section right below this article on our website.

Do what would you use the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake to cut? Are you a professional cake decorator or a hobbyist?

One comment per person, per article, please. You have until Sunday, November 21st 6pm CST to enter.

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125 Responses to Vendor Review & GIVEAWAY!: Martha Stewart Cricut Cake

  1. Pammejo November 17, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    I do cake decorating for fun at the moment, have always considered starting a cupcake business. Maybe a machine like the Cricut cake might jump start me into do this. I would probably use it for this purpose.

  2. Theresa November 17, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Probably cookies to start with. Learning new things takes me a little time. I am just a hobbyist!

  3. Donna VW November 17, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    My daughter is a hobbyist cake decorator. I would definately give this to her if I won it – she would love to try this out!

  4. susies1955 November 17, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    I would love the Cricut Cake. šŸ™‚
    I have been a cake/cupcake decorating hobbyist for quite a few years. I could really bump up my cake/cupcake craft with that little gem. šŸ™‚
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

  5. rlynnbaker November 17, 2010 at 8:34 am #

    i would use it to cut cookies and decorate cupcakes!!

  6. Cindy Litt November 17, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    Could you please post your cookies recipe? I would love to bake some shortbread cookies and use my C Cake for cutting them out. what kind of cookies did you make.

  7. Stephanie November 17, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    I would decorate cakes with it!

  8. AnneMaflan November 17, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    I would use the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake Machine to cut fondant, cookie dough, pie crust, and gum paste.

    And I’m not a professional decorator; I’m just a hobbyist who loves to bake!

  9. Kelly Massman November 17, 2010 at 9:17 am #

    I am a hobbyist. I would probably most likely use it for cookies and possibly decorating cakes and cupcakes…maybe I could start a part-time business. It’s hard for me to work-full time…

  10. Bonafyde November 17, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    I’m a hobbyist who just loves to bake… cupcakes, cakes, cookies, you name it I bake it! I would use this groovy machine to add that special detail to my creations that would make them stand out even more!

  11. Lisa G. November 17, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    What an incredible give away!! I currently decorate cakes and cupcakes for fun…I love designing bday cakes for my boys!! I would definitely be able to step up my game with this!!!

  12. Tessa Buys November 17, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    I’m not much in the kitchen, but having this machine may be just the push I need to get creative with my baking.

  13. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings November 17, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    I would so love to win this! I’ve been wanting to try it. Thank you so much for posting your results…very helpful!!

  14. Lacey November 17, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    THis machine is just super cool – looks like so much fun. I honestly would give this machine to my sister in law (I have a cricut) and she is the cake decorator / baker in the family. Don’t get me wrong – I’d TOTALLY be over at her place to use it for special occasions like birthdays and everyday cupcake making šŸ˜‰

  15. maiahs_momma November 17, 2010 at 11:06 am #

    I do the occasional cake decorating project for my kids for their bday parties, so this machine would definitely be VERY helpful :)! I would use it to make many different cakes and cupcakes for my kids school events, and bday parties for my kids and may be for my friends kids.

    Thanks for this chance to win one,
    Catherine L.
    catlevy@eastlink.ca

  16. Amy November 17, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    I’m a hobbyist but I’m married to an engineer… I totally see schematics for the coolest gingerbread house ever in my future!!!

  17. irasema November 17, 2010 at 11:26 am #

    I would love to win this to give to my aunt. She could never be able to afford it with 4 kids and working full time and going home at night and making cakes to sell just to keep her family afloat. And with the cricut cartridges i already own, she could totally make awesome cakes!

  18. Laura November 17, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    I am a hobbyist but would love to try and make more professional looking projects!

  19. Harriett November 17, 2010 at 11:52 am #

    I am a hobbyist but have a 3 year old granddaughter that I would love to make cakes and cupcakes for.

  20. rudie2shoes November 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    I would decorate more cakes with this. I’m a hobbyist. I bake every week for fun!

  21. Mary Davee November 17, 2010 at 12:18 pm #

    I used to be a professional cake decorator 30 years ago. I wouldn’t have been able to imagine something like the Cricut cake. Nowadays, I make the occasional kid’s birthday cake and, if I am lucky, I’ll get to do a wedding cake.

    I would love to use the Cricut Cake.

  22. Colleen A. November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to try this out fondant would be my first choice to try. Really would enjoy this giveaway!

  23. Vana63 November 17, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    oh, Id make some awesome cupcakes and cookies for the holidays of course šŸ™‚ Not a pro here but luv being a hobbiest, Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Wende November 17, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    I would become the cupcake lady in my neighborhood. LOL, to win this would just be amazing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. Louise November 17, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    I love to decorate cakes, so would give that a try using the Martha Stewart Cricut cake.
    I’m a hobbyist at cake decorating.
    Thanks for the chance to win this product.

  26. Jessica Wekenman November 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Holy Cow, that’s an AMAZING giveaway! I would love a Cricut cake machine, as a hobbyist. I would love to make some beautiful cupcakes. I would also make cakes for family functions, and parties. I can only imagine the beautiful desserts that could be made with this machine!!!

  27. Patchi November 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I’m not much of a baker, but my sister-in-law would love this!!!

  28. MrsETaylor November 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    I’m crossing my fingers big time on this one. I’ve been eying up the cricut cake for a while and would love to make themed cakes, cupcakes and cookies for your childrens birthdays and special occasions. I’m definitely a novice cake maker, but know the Cricut Cake would get a lot of use in my house.

  29. java diva November 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    OMG, cookies?! So cool, I would totally have a blast making cookies with this! So would my daughter!

  30. Susan November 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm #

    WOW! What a prize! I’m a hobbyist who does a lot of baking.

  31. Donna November 17, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    I am not a professional cake decorator but two of my children have taken cake decorating classes so this would be a family project for sure! What a neat idea for cookies and all kinds of decorating. Love it!

  32. Thrifty Blogger November 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    These new machines look like so much fun! I would decorate holday cakes and cupcakes if I won.

  33. Aldean November 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    I want one of these so bad you can’t ever imagine. I love to do cakes just hate the time it takes to do them with all the details. This would be awesome to win!!!!

  34. dinkuminkum November 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    What a fabulous machine. I make wedding cakes for friends’ weddings. I’ve just finished a cake for this weekend, and have 3 more to do between now and February, so I’d use it for wedding cakes.

  35. Wendy November 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh my goodness….I never thought about letter cookies…I have had cake on the brain. I have been wanting to buy this machine and give beautiful cake making a whirl. FINGERS CROSSED!!!

  36. Lori November 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I feel like I’m constantly making cakes for my kids and cousins’ kids. This would be a big time saver!
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

  37. Karla Anderson November 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    I Love to bake. I am just a hobbyist but recently disabled and am looking into several “crafty” ventures I can do part time on days i feel good. The Cricut Cake would be fantastic to help me out! Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. kim November 17, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    HMMMM Sounds interesting and fun! Would love the opportunity to get to know the Cricut Cake!

  39. Rebecca Ednie November 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    There is an anniversary cake I saw in a book that I’d love to try making. The pieces are so intricate and this would make it so much easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

  40. dennis November 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    This would take cake decorating to the next level, would LOVE to win this.

  41. dennis November 17, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Oh wow all the possibilities, this is an awesome giveaway!

  42. Sharon November 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    i would make cup cakes for grand daughters party.
    used to make cakes for family but now i have lose bones in my hand it’s to hard to squeeze the bags to make things.

  43. christina #4635 November 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    I love to make holiday cakes and cupcakes for our children’s class at school. I would move to make out treats look even better.

  44. ScrappinCricut November 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    I would love to won the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake! I so would love those cartridges! šŸ™‚

  45. Debby November 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    I am looking for a new carrer and baking is one of my hobbies, so this would be the opportunity to lift my hobby to a higher level. What a generous give-a-way!

  46. TERE November 17, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I will use the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake, to decorate any cake, cupcakes, cookies and many other edible creations on a more intricate, delicate and faster way.
    Iā€™m a hobbyist, so any opportunity for making things easier on the creation of a master piece. Iā€™m on. šŸ˜€

  47. Becky G. November 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I work in a childrens clinic, these are specialty kids, (cancer, transplants and stuff like that, if I had this Cricut cake I would make cookies, cupcakes and cakes for them, and the nurses.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Bekah763@aol.com

  48. KanataNewf November 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    definitely just a hobbyist – I make cakes/cupcakes for friends and coworkers. Would definitely be fun to try this out!

  49. Mandy November 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Just a hobbyist, would love to make cakes for my three boys!!
    Mandykirk@hotmail.com

  50. kathy s November 17, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

    I am not professional but have made and decorated many many cakes for many many years for family and friends Now I am a grandma and am still making and decorating cakes for my ever growing family and the occasional friend- this would certainly make my life a lot easier.

  51. Lysa November 17, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    I don’t bake much, but I am pretty sure I would invest in frosting sheets and gum paste if this machine was happily living in my kitchen! I love all of Provocrafts toys!
    Lysa

  52. Mommy D November 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    I make cookies for family and friends for the holiday and I would love the Cricut Cake to use in decorating my cookies and candy. I am sure I’d start making cakes too!

  53. LadybugCarrie November 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Thank you for the great review! If I won, I would make cakes for birthdays, holidays and just because! I am just a hobbyist, but love to bake and create things! Thank you for the chance to win!

  54. Marion R November 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    WOW! I would love to win this. I didn’t really know what it was for before this review, thanks.

  55. Lyndall November 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Wow I would love the M.S Cricut, it is awesome. I am a hobbist cake maker. if I had one of these babies it would be so easy to slip into the professional category.

  56. Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick November 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    Wow, what an informative review! I’m a craft hobbyist and tend to avoid the kitchen. But, if I could combine my crafty gene with food, I’d be ecstatic! I’d love to use the machine for ‘cut out’ cookies and cupcake decorations. I think I’d become the coolest auntie in town!

  57. Lori's Projects November 17, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    I would totally use it on gum paste. I’m a hobbiest, but you could bet I would give it a workout!

  58. StitchenTigger November 17, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I love to bake and if I could really decorate the cakes/cookies/cupcakes, that would be great. I’m strictly a hobby baker.

  59. Nicole Chauvin November 17, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    I currently do not do a lot of cake decorating, I had carpel tunnel surgery and it makes doing it very hard. My hand is not as steady as it used to be. This product looks amazing for such situations, my son would love to use this with me and create amazing snacks for his classmates he would be the hit of parties being able to create cookies for different units in school.

  60. MarisaC November 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    This would be amazing to win. It would be fun to cut cookies with it.

  61. Lindsey November 17, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    What a fun idea to be able to make such unique cookies! I would love to be able to try this.

  62. Janette November 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    I LOVE cricut products, and I am very anxious to try one a Cricut Cake. Looks fun and easy once you get the hang of it. I am definitely a hobbyist, but would use this all the time!

  63. Nana Donna November 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Strictly for fun and family events Thanks

  64. Shaaron November 17, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Winning the Martha Stewart Circut Cake would mean the world to me. I make cookies and cakes for our community fund raisers (working on getting a Boys & Girls Club going right now) and I also want to start a cupcake business to help make ends meet and this fun product would be so helpful. Thank you for the opportunity to win this machine.

  65. Lpooljim November 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    I wouldn’t use it for baked goods, rather clay to create pendants, charms etc.

  66. Doramiyi November 17, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    This hobbyist would definitely want the chance to try out her hands on this machine to decorate cakes, cupcakes, cookies….etc.

    Oh what a dream come true. Thanks for a chance to win.

    doramiyi
    doramiyi at gmail dot com

  67. Anonymous November 18, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    I would love to use this with my crafts doing custom cookies instead of cakes
    as a hobby
    love to win to try it out
    Hugs from Lana

  68. Sandra November 18, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    WOW! Amazing!
    Sandra

  69. Nana Jo November 18, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    That pink heart shape really added to that cake. Have always decorated birthday cakes for family.

  70. sucor November 18, 2010 at 2:09 am #

    I am just a hobbyist. I would love to win a Martha Stewart Cake to cut fondant, cookie dough, cheese and more. Thank you for a chance to win!

  71. Jennifer B November 18, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    I have a creative friend that would do amazing things with this. If I win, it’s hers!

  72. Melissa November 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    I can just picture the beautiful cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday with beautiful cut-out pink initials on the tops!!

  73. Cristina November 18, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    This is really a cool machine. I’d love to use it to make cupcakes.
    Thanks for the detailed description!

  74. Btrflywmn November 18, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    I would love to bake more, this machine would be awesome to win.

  75. rush November 18, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    i don’t bake much. with those “cons”, i wonder if the machine is worth the time and trouble. i suppose i could give it a try, but i would rather cut paper and fabric.

  76. Gail November 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    What a fun toy that looks like!
    I’m a novice, but love to bake!

  77. Anonymous November 18, 2010 at 4:49 pm #

    I would decorate cakes and cookies for the Holidays and Birthdays. I would love to have this machine. Please enter me in the Giveaway. I am a hobbyist. I have the other Cricut Machine and it’s great.
    Charlene
    cmlebel@sbcglobal.net

  78. huntla1 November 18, 2010 at 6:09 pm #

    I would give it to my girlfriend’s daughter who wants to open her own bakery some day.

  79. Isabel Z November 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Cake decorating is just a hobby of mine and I really enjoy it. The Cricut machine would make it even more fun!

  80. Irit Shalom November 19, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    This one makes you to wnat to bake and to decorate cakes- things I never do!!

  81. Rebecca November 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Thanks for a great review! I love the idea of cutting cheese slices with this šŸ™‚ or fondant, I’ll try them all!

  82. Jen November 21, 2010 at 7:46 am #

    Wow! I took the first 3 cake courses and really enjoy decorating cakes! This machine is amazing!! Thanks for the 2 fabulous reviews with all the amazing creations you can do with this! What fun!!! The things I could create this year for Christmas! Endless!!!

  83. Kathy November 21, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    This machine is great!! My daughter and I need this for Christmas! Amazing!

  84. Jennifer November 21, 2010 at 7:51 am #

    I need to get this machine!!! It’s amazing to me the tools they come up with these days!! This is fabulous!

  85. Kathleen November 21, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    I took some cake decorating classes with my daughter! We would practice more cakes and cupcakes! Perfect just in time for all the treats for Christmas!

  86. iam_artisan November 21, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Im not a cake decorator nor a baker but my sister is… that’s why we’re a team. I make the invites and she does the cakes… So if I’ll win this, I’ll surprise her with this… =)

  87. Maggie November 21, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    Love the idea of cutting cookie dough, I would be creating cakes for the Church Christmas auction to raise $ for the youth group..
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

  88. Carole RB November 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I’m a hobbyist and would definitely use this for cake decorating and would give them as hostess gift. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  89. Dilsaver Designs November 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

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  90. sleeplesswonder November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    I make and sell cakes with my friend, this would help a lot. This looks like an amazing machine, just not in our budget right now.
    What would I cut??… Designs for cakes, cupcakes and shortbread cookies.

  91. Pookie November 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I would love to try fondant, no not a professional. Thanks for the chance.
    pookie

  92. Sharon Callis November 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Wow what a great idea using the pastry, I adore the white colour and love Martha Stewart and have loads of her books. I currently use cookie cutters to cut out my fondant and it never looks that good if i’m honest. Having a damaged hand dosent help either lol. I would really love this machine, you have no how much more simpler my life would be because of it.

  93. creative patti November 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I just love to bake. Especially with my 7 year old. She love making decorations for her cupcakes. This would be wonderful to win for her. Thanks for the chance.
    pattig161@yahoo.com

  94. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm #

    what a brilliant machine would love to won one
    janet diggins

  95. Binny November 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Im a hobbyist but would love to try this out to make cakes and cookies for my kids

  96. Erika November 22, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I would start decorating cakes. I love to bake, just not the best at decorating. This would be PERFECT! Would also loan it to my office for bake sales, showers, etc. Would be so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    The cricut cake looks like so much fun. I would love to have it to cut out cookies and decorations for cupcakes. I am always making cupcakes for someone. Would be alot of fun to decorate them with cute cutouts šŸ™‚

    Adeline
    whineybuttfalk47@cox.net

  98. Helen November 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I am a hobbyist! I would love to have one of these to play with šŸ™‚

  99. pinkerboi November 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    Oh Yeah i would cut with the cricut cake…..so many brithdays etc….

    i hope i win, here in germany dosent give the cricut cake in white

  100. Kelli November 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm #

    I’ve wanted to “play” with one of these to cut out monograms for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc.! Since my daughter does not like cake, being able to cut out fun cookies for her would be fantastic. I’m a hobbyist cake decorator who would love to step up my level of decorating.

  101. cvresendez@yahoo.com November 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

    I have been drooling over this machine since it was introduced. I hope I win it. It would make Christmas sooo bright!

  102. April J. November 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    I am a beginner cake decorator. I would love to use this and share it with friends!

  103. Nannie of 3 November 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    I love surprising my grandkids and they think every cake is for a celebration so I would definitely use it for decorating cakes and cookies. I would also use it to decorate pie crusts, as of now I do it all by hand this would be huge!!!!
    I’m a hobbyist cake decorator and pie maker.

  104. Sweet Sensations November 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    I am currently a hobbiest, hoping to become a professional one day. It would be a rewarding time to receive this and be able to produce good results to boost my confidence while continuing to learn cake decorating.

  105. bird November 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    Every year I decorate a cake for my sons birthdays so this machine would definitely speed up my time in decorating there cakes.

  106. Suz November 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    I’ve seen this machine in action & it really is incredible. I’m a hobby cake decorator but would love to step things up a bit and make my yummy cakes as pretty as they taste good… who knows maybe I can make it a business since the bakeries are closing around here there is a real need

  107. rosie November 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    wow that is too awesome…. i thinki would use it for my kids birthday cakes …yummy!!!

  108. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    This machine looks like so much fun. We are doing my little girl a flip flop party in december for her birthday. I could really use this to make flip flop for her cup cakes

  109. Patricia November 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I own a daycare and we do yummy treats for birthdays, I would be so fun to do cookies and decorate our cupcakes and rice krispie treats using the cricut cake!

  110. Roberta November 22, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I would love to have one of these. I use the cricut for scrapbooking and adore it. Cake decorating with it would be fun. I’m a hobbyist at scrapping and cakes.

  111. Denise Collins November 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    I love to bake cakes and would use this to decorate them. I am a hobbyist.

  112. The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife November 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    I am just a hobbyist. I have the Cricut Expression for my scrapbooking and cardmaking, but have always wanted to try to Cricut Cake. I LOVE to bake and think it would be so much fun to try decorating a cake this way!
    cporter519 at yahoo dot com

  113. Delphia Kay McBride November 22, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    i am just a hobbyist, and would love to try and work with the cricut cake. i already have the expression and love it, oh and i also have the gypsy!!
    kay
    rmcbride@panhandle.rr.com

  114. sdelong1228 November 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    I would use the Cricut Cake for cutting cookies, first, then move on to cutting decorations for cakes. I am just a hobbist.

  115. Mary Jean November 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    I am a cakedecorator and have been wanting to hear more about this …thanks so much! Now to just save up so that i can take the jump!

  116. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    Do a lot of decorating for family and friends, this machine would be awesome! Jeananne jrtherunks42@yahoo.com

  117. Chris Wooten November 23, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I am hobbist who loves to make cakes for grandchildren. This would be an awesome prize. Thank Craft Critique and PC and thank you for the chance. Thanks for showing this to us.

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

  118. Caitlin November 23, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    I make things for my grandchildren. I have 3 that live with me (grandma)

    how this would be a great christmas present for granddaughter who loved to cook.

    thank you so much. i am friends on all your sites. thanks provo craft too for donating this wonderful machine.

    caitlin
    caitlinwooten72@yahoo.com

  119. KayTee November 23, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Your review is great! Thank you for all the details. I have been wanting one of these for months! I would love to decorate the cupcakes and cookies for family and friends with all these awesome designs. I used to work in a bakery and can say this would be such a great addition to my hobby. Thank you again for the awesome chance!

  120. The Hobby Collector November 23, 2010 at 10:13 am #

    I do cake decorating for fun, at the moment, for special events in my family. would be so nice to add this special touch, and possibly expand to do it professionally!

  121. Shortybiscuit November 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    If i were to win this machine, I’d cut fondant with it. I took the Wilton class and the hardest part was cutting out those little flowers. It would be great to have the Martha Stewart Cricut Cake so while its cutting, I could start edging the flowers. Make short work of it all!

    I am a hobbyist cake decorator. It was just too time consuming to do it professionally. Maybe with this machine I could finally become a pro. šŸ™‚

  122. Anonymous November 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    I do love decorating cake and cupcake. Maybe a machine like the cricut will help me to be more creative.

    mihandc@yahoo.com

  123. Chrissy November 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    I decorate cakes and cookies for fun. This looks like an awesome machine. Would love to win one!

  124. LillyxxGal November 30, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    I am a hobbyist who loves doing fondant cakes. Cricut has combined 2 of my favorite things, making cakes & Martha Stewart into this amazing machine! I can only imagine how much easier it would be for me to make beautiful cakes, cupcakes and cookies. This machine would never stop running!

    suzietrader77 at gmail dot com

  125. liz January 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    I would love to have the cricut cake machine. I have been decorating cakes off and on for 35 years.My hand are giving me some problems this would help me tremendously.My husband bought me the cricut expression for christmas. I really like it.