I finally had a chance to play with the cricut cake mini I had to have so badly that I got up before dawn on Black Friday and stood out in the cold in front of Joanns. While I was waiting to use it, I did a lot of research and watched a lot of videos. I think that helped a lot. I felt like I knew what I was doing by the time I was ready to try it out. We went the easy route this time. I bought some sugar cookies and some icing- no baking involved. Then I got some Wilton fondant. I put it on my cricut mat (which I brushed with crisco) and then rolled it out. I rolled it out thin- really thin. You can see the lines on the mat through the fondant. Then I put the mat with the fondant on it in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Then I put it in the cricut cake and cut my first shape. It worked great!!!! Since I am not an expert at rolling fondant (this was my first time), I cut the pigs one at a time so that I could be sure they would cut where there was enough fondant. Ignore their faces. I couldn’t get the gypsy to work because I hadn’t updated the cricut yet, so I had to try and make faces with black icing and the tip was too thick. After all the shapes were cut, I put the mat back in the freezer for a little less than 10 minutes, then I carefully lifted them off the mat with the spatula that comes in the cricut cake tool kit. Since it worked so well, I wanted to try it again with some yellow fondant. This time I cut the peace sign from rock angel and I used the gypsy so that I could make sure they were all in the middle of the mat where the most fondant was. All in all I have to say this was everything I hoped it would be. I can’t wait to play with it again. This is not good news for my diet, however, the fondant tastes pretty good. Our finished product. You can see how yummy there were since that poor little pig cookie is bitten in half.
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