The Cricut Cake – And Other Sneak Peeks!

In case you have not heard the news yet, the Provo Craft company is coming out with another new machine - the Cricut Cake Personal Electronic Cutter!  Instead of being stowed away in your craft room, this machine is meant to be used in the kitchen.  It cuts fondant, which can be used to decorate cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and candies.  Here's a picture of it...

Cricut Cake

It comes with an exclusive Cricut Cake Basics cartridge.  However, you can also use your other cartridges with it too.  The machine and Cake Basics cartridge will retail for $399.99.

In addition to the new machine, Provo Craft will be releasing 100 new cartridges this year!  Yep, you read that right - one hundred!  Crazy, huh? 

To get things started, this past week they announced the release of their new Once Upon a Princess cartridge.  I believe it will be available sometime in February.

The cutouts on it are absolutely adorable.  Although I don't have any little girls, I am very tempted to get this one!  Not only does it have a delightful selection of princess paper dolls, phrases, and tags, it can also be used to make a variety of three-dimensional items:  wands, crowns, tiaras, even a castle!

Provo Craft is also coming out with a Halloween cartridge later this year - can't wait!  As for other must-haves, they will be releasing a robots cartridge.  With two boys and a mountain of pictures that need scrapped, I'm definitely getting that one!

Click on the links to check out the sneak peek pictures of the cartridges.  The pictures were take by Megan Peacock, one of the bloggers that attended the show.  She has a lot of other pictures too, including a nursery rhyme cart (the cutouts remind me of a A Child's Year), some new font carts, and new Cuttlebug embossing folders.

Anyway, I will post more information about the Cricut Cake and other new releases very soon.  In the meantime, let me know what you think...

Comments

  1. Ooops – one more thing I forgot to say! The Cricut Cake machine should be hitting the stores late April or early May (just in time for graduation parties and weddings!)

  2. So, I wonder how I can win one…haha! WOW…that price tag on the Cricut Cake is crazy-high! Oh well…perhaps I can sell a few cakes to make the money to buy it…that just might work!

    Thanks for the info! Make it a great day!

  3. Hi Jenn,

    I’m sure the prices will come down after they have been out for awhile – they always do. It is retailing for the same price as the regular Cricut Expression, and it’s easy to find those for around $250 (give or take).

    Now, I just need to stop watching TLC. I’m getting hooked on the Cake Boss show, and even though I thought I would be able to pass on this (I’m more of a paper crafter than a baker), every time I watch that show, I’m getting more excited about this machine!

  4. So you can use ANY of the cricut cartridges with the new Cricut Cake machine?

  5. Hi Amy,

    According to everything I have read about the new Cricut Cake machine, you can use all the other cartridges in this machine too. That’s one thing I really love about Cricut – they have introduced several new machines since the launch of the original Personal Electronic Cutter, but they have made certain that almost everything is cross-compatible. Now – if only my kids’ video games were the same way!

  6. someone on another blog said she used her cricut expressions with the blade for the cricut cake and the food safe sheets for the cricut cake and it worked…any one else know anything about this???? Not willing to take a chance of ruining my cricut expression…wondering if anyone else has tried or knows anything about it. wondering what the difference is between the 2 machines.

  7. Sabrina says:

    I just purchased the cricut cake and was wondering why I couldn’t switch out the blade and the cutting sheet to enable it to cut paper. I know that Provocraft is not recommending this but with all due respect, there is no financial incentive for them to do so. thx

  8. i have both…the cricut cake gets kinda dirty gets little pieces of fondant or shortening on the roller bar that i wouldnt want on my cricut machine…cornstarch and stuff that you use to roll out fondant or gumpaste….i loved i though..,used it yesterday to cut out butterflies! lots of fun…plus if not put on right gumpaste or fondant can roll up and get stuck on the roller part that grabs the paper to roll the mat in!

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