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So if it weren't for the gear, this post wouldn't make much sense on this web blog. This is the first day using the Cricut Cake cutter. Wifey received it a while back, but never had the chance to break it out. The Cricut Cake Cutter is a cool little machine that can cut Fondant and Gum Paste to decorate cakes and goodies. She thinks she's the new 'Cake Boss'. JK!

Wifey volunteers to make a few cupcakes and decorate a cake sheet for a friends Baby Shower, so I sit back and capture all the action testing out the 550D /T2i with a combination of lenses all handheld. Hey this Cricut Cake Cutter is pretty cool, and she's starting a blog about it @ https://cricutcakecutter.com.

Canon 550D / T2i
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8
Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro USM IS
LCDVF lcd viewfinder


Not too happy with the Fluid Head that comes attached with this $99.00 dollar slider from IndiSystems, but the rail and carrier work pretty well. It looks thicker than other Camera Slider rails out there, but it's actually hollow and very lightweight. This 2 foot version of a silder is easier for my type of workflow compared to the 4 ft. slider I show in this video. This $99 dollar video camera slider mounts well directly to the Tripod or to a Quick release plate.

I had to drill out the old fluid head mount (plastic) and make room for a 1/4 x 20 flat headed screw. I wanted to keep it at 1/4 x 20 so I still have the option of mounting a camera directly to the carrier plate. In order to mount the Bogen 701HDV Fluid head, 1/4 to 3/8 adapter like this one. I don't do a whole bunch of sliding, but now maybe I will since this is a lighter and smaller version compared to the other Igus Rail. This is the mini slider from https://indisystem.com/products/indislider_mini

You can also get the same slider for a bit more here:

Did I mention I got my new 100mm Macro IS USM lens in also?? It's awesome...Here's a few samples below I took outside in the parking lot.
100mm Macro IS USM Canon Lens