Here is my second attempt at using the Cricut Cake machine. I ordered the Cricut Cake Mini from JoAnn's on Black Friday for $99. I will be using the small one more often than the big one, it is much easier to use and I don't think I will be making many cuts that require the larger mat. So, if any of you are considering buying the Cricut Cake, I would say go for the mini.
I used the Snow Friends (2009) Cartridge and the Cake Basics Cartridge. I used gumpaste and fondant for all the cuts. I rolled the gumpaste/fondant on the mat and then put it in the refrig for a couple of minutes before I started my cuts. This seems to help to make the cuts more crisp.
I cut the snowman at 3 1/2" and the snowflakes at 2". Next time I cut anything with a face or other little lines I am going to use the Gypsy and hide the marks. I used the edible markers to make the snowman's face.
Sorry for the bad pics, the color in the pictures looks a little funny. The fondant looks dirty around the edge of the cake, but it really is white. :)