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Monday, May 7, 2012

Cutting Icing with Silhouette

I have seen these icing sheets every where.
I googled how I could cut them with my Silhouette.  I got some good information but nothing on how to do it EXACTLY.  My girls birthday was coming up so I thought I would try them out.  Of course, I did it the day before just in case it didn't work and I had to go to plan 2.  This is what I did and it worked beautifully.
Prep for the Silhouette:
  • I bought a sheet for the Cricut cake and cut it to fit in my Silhouette
  • I also got a blade that I will now use just for icing
Cutting the Icing:
The trick is to only take the icing out right before you need to cut them.  If it is out too long, it will get brittle.
  • I created my design on my silhouette machine
  • I took the icing out of the bag and put it on the cricut sheet, I kept the clear backing on.
  • Tape the icing to the sheet.  Tape both sides - you will waste a little icing but it is worth not having it slip since the cricut cake sheets aren't adhesive.
  • Cut the icing using thickness of 20 and speed of 2.  This may be different for different brands but it worked great.
  • Remove all the negative space and then I rolled off the design.
I had to do each letter separately so I wasn't that great at spacing.  The letters were a little difficult to get off the clear coating.  I couldn't imagine doing a more delicate design but I see it done on the Internet everywhere.

The icing doesn't really have a flavor - just a little chewy.

I liked how it looked. However, I frosted it with butter cream before and I would prefer to use fondant as I think it looks smoother.
Icing Sheets Cake

Icing Sheets Cake


  1. I love how they came out. My kids b days aare coming up too, great idea.
    thanks for sharing at tip toe thru Tuesday

  2. that's so cool! i can hardly figure out how to get mine to cut paper and vinyl, let alone somethign like this. looks so great! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

  3. Cool! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  4. Wow--didn't know you could do this! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!


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