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post #1 of 46
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How easy or difficult are the make your own cookie cutter kits? I came across these while looking for a couple of cutters, that I have still been unable to find. icon_confused.gif But, was hoping for some feedback before I purchased one of the kits.
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post #2 of 46
funny that my daughter is currently watching "finding nemo" right now (noticed your dory image)..and i was just thinking about it because i wanted a specific cutter and i could not find anything so here's a bump... icon_wink.gif
post #3 of 46
When all else fails, make your own...cardboard, image, Xacto knife, and wax paper... I'm in the process of making a Coach handbag one for NF's and a fondant cut out
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post #4 of 46
oh tnx puppyloveconfections! the idea now seems endless.. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #5 of 46
Do you mean there is a kit that allows you to make your own manual cutter - rather than using a template & Xacto? That sounds cool!
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Originally Posted by CakeDiva73

Do you mean there is a kit that allows you to make your own manual cutter - rather than using a template & Xacto? That sounds cool!



This is what I found:
http://www.cookiecutter.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=124
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Originally Posted by puppyloveconfections

When all else fails, make your own...cardboard, image, Xacto knife, and wax paper... I'm in the process of making a Coach handbag one for NF's and a fondant cut out


I'm embarrassed to ask but, how do you do this? icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif Does this make a cutter or a template that you place on the cookie dough and cut around? icon_confused.gificon_redface.gificon_confused.gif
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post #8 of 46
That is so cool! I needed on a couple of years back to make the "WM" logo of waste management and could have used this kit icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 46
I bought one of the copper ones from Beryl's. It has been great. The only problem I found it that the 'tape' they provide to join the ends can come loose over time. You can buy a small rivet gun, similar to a staple gun, for about $20. this will give you a permanent join.

I think when I buy again, I will get aluminum. The copper is a bit hard to bend. I think the aluminum might be easier.

I used it to make a smaller version of the wedding cake cutter, a tear drop shape for some special leaves, and a larger hat shape for some redhat cookies. Worked great.
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post #10 of 46
I have made about 20 of my own cutters from copper cookie cutter kits. I used needle nosed pliers to make a lot of the bends. I also found that the sticky tape they give you comes undone so I had my husband weld them together. They work wonderful. Its pretty easy if the pattern is not to intricate. Happy baking to you!!
post #11 of 46
I don't waste my money on the copper kits. I buy several different shapes and sizes of the thin tin cookie cutters--about 50 cents each. They are thin enough that you can reshape them to the pattern you have drawn out. And the ends are already secured together.
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mac

I don't waste my money on the copper kits. I buy several different shapes and sizes of the thin tin cookie cutters--about 50 cents each. They are thin enough that you can reshape them to the pattern you have drawn out. And the ends are already secured together.



Wow, I never would have thought of that and it's a GREAT idea. Thanks for sharing.
post #13 of 46
Mac.... that is pure genius! I LOVE this site party.gif
post #14 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mac

I don't waste my money on the copper kits. I buy several different shapes and sizes of the thin tin cookie cutters--about 50 cents each. They are thin enough that you can reshape them to the pattern you have drawn out. And the ends are already secured together.



That's a great idea! thumbs_up.gif Now my only dilemma will be finding a cookie cutter that's large enough for the one I need to make. icon_cry.gif It's never easy. I know they make some that are 5" and that's the min. size I was looking for. Back to searching. But, worst case, I try the kit. icon_smile.gif
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post #15 of 46
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Originally Posted by puppyloveconfections

When all else fails, make your own...cardboard, image, Xacto knife, and wax paper... I'm in the process of making a Coach handbag one for NF's and a fondant cut out


I'm embarrassed to ask but, how do you do this? icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif Does this make a cutter or a template that you place on the cookie dough and cut around? icon_confused.gificon_redface.gificon_confused.gif



Dont be embarrassed! icon_wink.gif It makes a template. I use the thick cardboard. Get your image, trace it onto the cardboard, cut it out with the knife and use it! You may need to use wax paper adhered to the cardboard with Pam (you can through it out when you are done) to stop the dough from sticking.


Marj, watch out, you're gonna be making cutters in your sleep! icon_biggrin.gif
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