Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › cookie cutter storage
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

cookie cutter storage

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ok, what have you found is the best way to store your cutters? I've got mine in a plastic storage container in a bottom cabinet, the problem I now have is the cutters have outgrown my box and my toddler keeps opening the cabinet and running away with cutters giggling...and we have those cabinet locks for children, but guess where they are? In their package under my kitchen sink...lol can't motivate DH to install them already....oh we need a gate! (sorry, venting)
post #2 of 29
I use clear bags to sort by type (holidays, animals, shapes, minis, whaterver) Then I put them in a tub with a snap lid in my garage.
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
Reply
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
Reply
post #3 of 29
I'm out growing my plastic container as well. I'm tired of digging through it looking for the right cutter. I've thought about hanging them, but then don't want them to get dirty/dusty. I think different containers by theme/subject is the way to go, just haven't gotten myself to the store for more containers. The story of my life.....
No longer baking and caking. Medical transcriptionist and Thirty-One Gifts independent consultant.
Reply
No longer baking and caking. Medical transcriptionist and Thirty-One Gifts independent consultant.
Reply
post #4 of 29
I like the rest of you am going broke buying stuff to organize, I have a plastic bin for each holiday and weddings, graduation and so forth. Needless to say I think I've counted 9 of them and 2 are about full. Sheesh........................
post #5 of 29
I have mine in gallon zip top bags organized by holiday, nautical, wedding, etc. These are all stored in a LARGE tote with a snap lid. I too have a toddler who thinks they are fun. Used to keep the tote in the garage, but since we moved from our house in OH to an apt in CT, they are in my closet...taking up shoe space icon_cry.gif LOL
post #6 of 29
I store mine in baskets and plastic containers. I don't store too many in each container so that I can see what I want easily. I also have them divided up in categories.

Speaking of cutters, I ordered some new cutters from Off the Beaten Path---and got them in 1 1/2 days. Wow! That was fast! icon_eek.gif
post #7 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichelleM77

I'm out growing my plastic container as well. I'm tired of digging through it looking for the right cutter. I've thought about hanging them, but then don't want them to get dirty/dusty. I think different containers by theme/subject is the way to go, just haven't gotten myself to the store for more containers. The story of my life.....



That gave me an idea - what about those photo storage boxes at Garden Ridge? They're only a few bucks and you could probably buy ones that are seasonally decorated so you'd know by the box what type of cutters were in it...or I could just buy plain ones and label them....The ziploc bags that are in my container aren't able to close anymore b/c they're overflowing too...lol. Thanks everyone for the ideas and inspiration!
post #8 of 29
I got a large photo storage container on closeout at Hobby Lobby. They had tons of them left.
post #9 of 29
I'm a newbie and haven't really posted much but wanted to let you know that I have my cutters in clear plastic shoe boxes that I bought at Walmart for $.97 each (and they stack on top of each other nicely). Whenever I go I try to buy 1 or 2 that way it doesn't seem like a lot of money at once. Then I have them labeled by theme in bold and all cap letters with each cutter in the box listed underneath the theme. So far its made it easy to find a cutter when I've needed it.
post #10 of 29
I have mine in a huge old fashioned pickle jar...and have them sit on my counter...Great disply item.....
Mother of Emily 11-1998 and Abigail 04-2003
Reply
Mother of Emily 11-1998 and Abigail 04-2003
Reply
post #11 of 29
I have mine in a plastic office organizer, the one with 6 shallow drawers. They are broken down by holiday. The organizer was on sale for $7.99. They lay flat so I don't have to dig.
MYW
Reply
MYW
Reply
post #12 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by slent

I'm a newbie and haven't really posted much but wanted to let you know that I have my cutters in clear plastic shoe boxes that I bought at Walmart for $.97 each (and they stack on top of each other nicely). Whenever I go I try to buy 1 or 2 that way it doesn't seem like a lot of money at once. Then I have them labeled by theme in bold and all cap letters with each cutter in the box listed underneath the theme. So far its made it easy to find a cutter when I've needed it.



Yup, me too, I have about 8 - just haven't been as organised as you, so nothing is labelled and I have to dig every time I want a cutter. I will get around to it though, one day!
- Natalie
"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"
Reply
- Natalie
"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"
Reply
post #13 of 29
I store mine in thrift-store baskets. I decorate the baskets with the 'theme' of the cutters, then put the cutters in plastic bags so they don't get dusty. The baskets sit up on top of my kitchen cabinets, and from down at eye-level, you can't see what's in them... just the decorations on them. Neat and pretty. icon_smile.gif
NC_Cake_Decorators@yahoogroups.com

http://doni-n-sal.weddingannouncer.com/
Reply
NC_Cake_Decorators@yahoogroups.com

http://doni-n-sal.weddingannouncer.com/
Reply
post #14 of 29
I keep mine in gallon size zip top bags. Easy to see and easy to throw back in t cabinet. BTW yellobutterfly, those cabinet locks will do wonders when installed! LOL. My daughter used to do the same thing. She even cried when she realized she couldn't open Mommy's cabinets anymore.
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. -Tolstoy
Reply
Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. -Tolstoy
Reply
post #15 of 29
This post couldn't have come at a better time!! At the present time my cookie cutters are all over the dining room table because I had a graduation cookie order to make and had to search through all my cutters to find the ones I needed. What added to the mess was that I just order tons of cutters from Sugarcraft (along with other baking items) and now that they've arrived, I have not done anything to organize them.

I love slents idea! I just hope I can get that organized to actually get to the store, remember to buy the containers, separate and then label everything. And yellobutterfly, I was laughing at your post about your toddler in your cupboards--we had the cupboard door locks on our cupboards for years (my youngest is now 8-1/2). What I was laughing at is the thought of my husband and I struggling to open the cupboards while it way my toddler who was the one who figured out how to open them successfully after the locks were on. LOL!
Michele
Reply
Michele
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cookies!
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › cookie cutter storage