For this Cake and Fondant you will need:
- 1 Cake Mix and everything you need to make it in two 8-inch rounds
- a bag of marshmallows
- powdered sugar (I used a full bag and a little extra)
- black piping gel
- rolling pin
- green gel food coloring
For this cake decor you will need:
- Cricut Heavy Chipboard
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Felt in your house color
- iron-on in your house color
- Gold food coloring spray
- white cardstock
- baker’s twine
- hot glue
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How to use the Cricut Knife Blade
My absolute favorite thing about my Cricut Maker is the ability to cut heavy duty materials. Chipboard and Basswood are my favorite things to cut. The ability to cut heavy-duty items really opens up the crafting possibilities. One of the things that I have had the most fun experimenting with is cake toppers! I love that you aren’t limiting by the fandoms on the market, you can make just about anything.
For the Quidditch Pitch hoops, I combined Abstract Circle Vision (#MA5EF4B9) and a modified simple square. To make things really easy, you can find my cut files here.
Add the abstract circle to your canvas and use the contour palette in the bottom right corner to delete all of the extra cuts in the middle, leaving just the circle. Add a square to your artboard and unlock it, so you can change the shape to be long and skinny. Lay the skinny rectangle over the top of your circle design, where you want them to connect. Select your circle and the line and hit weld, so they become one object.
Now that the hoop is complete, resize it to 7 inches tall. Then copy and paste it two more times to your artboard.
Secure your chipboard to a heavy grip mat. I also secured the chipboard with a few small strips of duct tape. I knew that the material would need many passes and I didn’t want to risk the chipboard moving. Before you load the chipboard into your machine, slide the white grips on the machine all the way to the sides.
Add your knife blade into your Maker and set your machine to Heavy Chipboard.
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How To Cut Felt with the Cricut Rotary Blade
Put your felt down on your fabric grip mat and roll a brayer over felt to help secure it to the mat. Add the rotary blade to your make and load the felt into your machine. When you select felt on your materials list, your machine will default to the fine point blade, I find the that the rotary blade does such a great job with felt that I always want to use that. Simple edit the tool and select the rotary blade instead.
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Using both of your arms, lay the fondant over the stacked 8-inch cakes. Smooth the fondant down and then trim off the excess.
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