Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Birthdays

Was my brother's birthday this last week and he had his party on Saturday. I made his cake to his specifications that it be a peanut butter cake and have chocolate fudge icing. to add a bit more fun in this I decided it should also be a cake my Mom could eat. She avoids eggs and soy, and corn and a few others. I didn't usethe cricut cake at all for this cake, the edging is a chocolate collar that I made from melted white and dark chocolate.

Here is the final results:

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cricut Cake to Expression Comprison

My darling husband got a Cricut Cake for me for Mother's day. I have been curious about how it compared to the Expression. Here are some pictures of the new cricut cake.

The first 3 are pictures of the back. First the whole machine, then a curious little port looking thing that at first glance I thought was tether of some sort. The third picture is where the power cord and usb port is for the gypsy or link to design studio.

The Mat is not dishwasher safe or for use in a microwave. The next picture is a close up of the mat that has circles from 2 to 12 inchs on it. The last picture of the mat is entire mat.

The cricut cake comes with a handy cleaning brush.

A little device that operates and looks much like a tea leaf holder. It is to hold the cutting blade while it is being washed in a dishwasher.

This picture is a comparison of the expression blade housing on the bottom and the cricut cake blade housing on the top. It is much shorter and it has a little rubber housing around the bottom of it to prevent gunk from getting in it.

The cricut cake was a bit misleading when in the manuel and the quickstart guide and the sticker on the front of the cricut cake as shown demonstrate that the blade assembly is identical to that of the expression. after calling provocraft and waiting on hold for a while, they informed me it was a mistake in the user manuel.

Here is the little rubber gizmo that attaches around the cartridge when it is being used.

Here is a the one for when there is not a cartridge plugged in to it.

A close up of the blade.

A close up of the cutting arm.

A close up of the dials

The buttons and screen have a removable plastic cover over them.

The dials are basically the same as the Cricut Expression.

Been a while...

I have been neglectful of my blog.  Major events since I last blogged, my brother got married, then my grandma got married. Went to Hawaii ...