The Hungry JPEG has released a new bundle of 12 crafter friendly fonts specially coded to work with Character Map/Font Book. That means you can get to all the swooshes and swirls with software built in to your machine.
Update: Cricut people please see this updated post. Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition users now have a Conical Warp feature to curve text and images automatically. I have shared these files in various forums over the years but never got around to putting them on my blog. If you are cutting vinyl for a standard 16 oz double wall tumbler then this template will let you curve