Saturday, November 19, 2011

A new toy



When these first came out, I thought they were cool.  I had seen what people had made with the regular expression before the cake ever existed.  However,  I just did not want to spend the money on something that I would only use occasionally.  However,  when I saw this listed for $49.99 online with free shipping (that ended up even being express shipping),  I just could not pass it up.  It came with a cartridge too.  Now a days I try not to spend more then $25 on a cartridge, but I remember the day when I thought $40 was a good deal.  So to get a cartridge and a machine for $50 is pretty hard to pass on. 

However,  I have not made fondant before and I live a ways from any craft store, so I did what I could easily do today.   Sugar cookies of course.

I used the recipe on cricut.com site for cookie dough.  I had heard you have to freeze the sheets of dough first and after you cut, so I did, in addition to using parchment paper to cut on.  I found a pressure set at 2 was perfect.

The cookies turned out cute, but my frosting glaze could use a bunch of help.  I am going to try a new recipe next time.   I was hoping to use royal frosting, but I am not one who likes to use raw egg for anything.

Maybe I will take some pictures of the finished product tomorrow, before they are all eaten.  Or maybe I will have to just make more. 

Overall after a few youtube videos, it really was easy to use.  So glad I got to give it a try.  I hope to make many more fun edible treats soon.

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