So, after all my posts on Fondant, Frosting Sheets, Bologna and Cheese, are you wondering how the Cricut Cake cut tortillas and fruit roll type snacks? Well, so was I…so the experimentation continues!
As you might have noticed yesterday, there was a fruit roll up snack on the cutting mat:
And then, you see the fruit snack all crumpled up:
Well, yes, this was my first attempt. Against my better judgment, I tried to cut the fruit roll on the same mat that was greased with Crisco. I had a feeling that the sticky fruit roll and the greasy Crisco weren’t a match, and boy was I right!
However, today I tried again. But this time, I DID NOT grease the mat at all- instead, I just lightly misted the “smooth” side of the fruit roll with water, then froze it on the mat for about 10 minutes. Here’s what I got:
So, next I went back to the greased sheet for the tortillas. Again, I froze the mat for 10 minutes. I have to tell you, I got spotty results with this one:
I had a hard time with tortillas- unless they were really well frozen- like 20 minutes or more- they had a tendency to bunch up. So I ended up with about a 50% success rate.
And that brings us to another problem-Â ROUND tortillas (and bologna, too for that matter)– there is just SO MUCH WASTE. I mean, tortillas aren’t terribly expensive, but still. Obviously, buy the biggest ones you can get, and try to make the most of them. Nonetheless, the shapes are cute, and you can make little cinnamon-tortilla-crisps with them:
Overall, the Cricut Cake isÂ fine with tortillas and fruit roll-ups. BUT, considering how much waste there is, it’s gonna take a REALLY special person (and a rather small party) for me to make snacks from these materials!
OK, kiddos! I think I might have one or two more posts in me on the Cricut Cake, and then I’m having a giveaway for a cool chef’s hat. Stay tuned!!!
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Too cool. Gotta try this.
Cynthia K. says
I’m with you, I don’t much care for waste. For a special occasion I suppose, but just for school lunches, I probably won’t be cutting shaped bologna.
Have you tried cutting pasta sheets yet? It’s on my list of things to try.
Hmm, trying to think what I could do with a fruit roll up shape 🙂 You’re right about the waste. I think having the design studio might *help* in that you could be more exact with where the shapes are cut- but still. Thanks again for sharing what you learned. Good job on the blog!
Cynthia- haven’t tried pasta yet! I’m letting my machine rest a bit before the next round of tests! : )
I understand what you mean about waste it is hard not to lose a larger part of the actual food. I do like with the fondant you can just ball it up and reroll it to use again.
What amazing things you can do with this machine! I’ve got to put it on my Christmas list!