CHA Kitchen Crafting: Cricut Cake by Provo Craft

Reported by Sarah Moore, Founding Editor

When you approach the Provo Craft Booth, or “Provo Craft Island” as we like to call it, the distinct smell of baked goods is wafting through the air. Provo Craft did their research, and determined that a very large number of crafters are interested in food decorating. Think about all the cupcake shops, books and websites that have popped up over the past year! Ace of Cakes, is queued into many of our Tivo’s, and most of us are at least eating cupcakes if we are not making them.

It makes sense to me! Watch the video below to see a close up view. But note; this is not just a Cricut Expressions with a new blade. The Cricut Cake™ has stainless steel components and…

  • Up to 12” x 24” cutting capability
  • Uses all Cricut™ cartridges, including new Cricut Cake™ cartridges!
  • New food-safe mats, tools and accessories
  • Specifically designed to cut edible material, including gum paste, frosting sheets and much more
  • All-new stainless steel roller
  • New stainless steel cutting blade
  • All-new blade housing unit, made shorter for better cutting
  • New Cricut Cake blade housing protector
  • Elegant, durable stainless steel dials and trim
  • New stainless steel carriage
  • New solid-colored cover and top
  • New kitchen-inspired colors
  • All food contact surfaces made of food-safe material
  • New transparent, full silicone keypad cover to protect screen and buttons
  • New protective silicone cartridge skirt and port cover to prevent mess

Do you have any questions about the Cake? Leave them here and we will ask the powers that be!

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13 Responses to CHA Kitchen Crafting: Cricut Cake by Provo Craft

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    Anne T January 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Can you use your own fondant or gm paste, or do you have to buy their icing sheets?

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    scrappymomtotwins January 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    Couple of questions…

    1. Can you use the cake carts in your regular cricut expression?

    2. Could you add the silicon blade and silicon covers and special mat to a regular expression and convert it for cake use? Are there any risks to that? (don’t really have the room for 2 machines!)

    3. whats the price point?

    4. do you have to use cricut fondant or can you use any? what thickness is allowed (min? max?)

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    Corina January 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    can you cut paper with the Cake, as in a replacement for the other machines? Or is it a kitchen appliance only? Thanks! 🙂

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    sarah January 31, 2010 at 2:56 am #

    yay for kiki art! 🙂

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    RosieP January 31, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I can answer one question…on their website Provo lists the price of this machine at $399.00

    There is also 1 cartridge that they’re showing called Cake Basics, but I didn’t see a price listed for it.

    I think all cricut cartridges will work with the Cricut Cake. There wasn’t anything different with the appearance of the Cake Basics cartridge compared to any other cricut cartridges.

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    cleversomeday January 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    The angel policy for Cricut products does not really allow for professional use, yet PC seems to be marketing this to pro cake decorators(featuring only 2 pro cake decorators in the promo video). Will there be a new angel policy that applies to the Cake?

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    Barbara March 13, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    I too would like to know if you can just buy the silicone covering, blade and cartridge protector AND JUST USE YOUR REGULER EXPRESSION MACHINE TO make these cake designs? No one answered this question. Also, is there a way to dismantle the roller for cleaning purposes?Thanks

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    Liberty Joy April 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    hi all! this is actually directed to scrappymomtotwins question.

    1.Yes you can use the cake carts with the expression and you can also use any expression cart with the cricut cake.

    2. you can definitely buy the blade (not so sure on the silicone ccover) and mat by itself. but i still wouldn’t recommend using the expression for cake if your using it already for cutting paper. also the cricut cake machine itself is food safe and the expression is not.

    3. price point is 399.99 but hsn has it for lower like 389.99 but it comes with 2 cart’s and 9 sheets of gumpaste and other stuff.

    4. you can use any fondant but i would recommend using gumpaste because its used more for modelling and sculpting and it retains its shape. thickness really depends how thick you like it, but you can adjust the blade also.

    hope this helps.

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    M & M mom June 4, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    I have tried to find a review for the Cricut Cake and haven’t been able to find one. It seemed like someone said something negative about it on the Cricut site and it got removed from the site. Has anyone used the Cricut Cake and what do you think about it?

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    April August 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm #

    So………can the Cake cut paper too?

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    kimmycake December 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    what was the cartridge that was used for the wedding cake???

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    Lishes January 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    @Anne T
    I got one for christmas and i’ve been having a great time with it. You *can* use your own fondant and gumpaste recipes, but I’ve had better luck with the Wilton boxed fondant (I haven’t used gumpaste yet). It needs to be rolled REALLY thin and FROZEN otherwise the little cover on the blade housing drags and tears the fondant and makes a big mess. I had my SIL and her mom over to help the first time I used it, and if it weren’t for the moral support, I would probably have given up- it took awhile to get the right combination of settings on the machine, and thickness and temperature of the fondant before we started getting usable cuts.

    @Corina- Yes, you can use it for paper! I have a separate cutting blade and a regular cricut mat for that. It is the same machine as the Cricut Expressions except its modified for food use (all the covers and food grade surfaces etc)

    @ M&M mom
    Reviews for the cake have been discouraging to some people, I heard HSN took them all down when they stopped carrying the Cake. It seemed like most of the positive reviews had come from people who hadn’t even used the machine, they were just excited about using it, and the negative reviews were more from the people who had used it and were disappointed. As I said above, it wasn’t super easy to get the hang of, and it took some time to get everything going, but I was determined!

    @Barbara- I haven’t needed to take the roller bar off, but there’s a brush in the accessory kit that I hold against the edges while it’s moving to get the stuff off.

    I hope this helps 🙂

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    Anonymous February 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I actually just purchased the Cricut Cake on sale for 99.99 @ a big lots store. I also use my own fondant since it is cheaper than just buying the sheets.