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post #1 of 26
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I've started getting more into the cookie side of things with my business. So... I am acquiring a lot of cookie cutters. How do you all organize them. I've gotten where I forget what I have and don't have... Help... I'm not a good organizer and would love some tips....

Thanks...
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post #2 of 26
I just have the thrown in a bin with a list of the cutters by theme. Probaby not the most organized way to deal with them all because everytime I need to look for one, I have to take them all out of the bin, but I haven't come up with a better solution. And at least with the list, you have an idea of what's in there.
post #3 of 26
Hi there.
I think that organizing the cookie cutters by theme is a godd idea, I mean, by Holidays: all Easter together, all Christmas together(I have a lot of these and in different sizes, so here I'll do a subcategory icon_biggrin.gif )(laughs) Well I hope I gave you another idea. Good Luck!!!!
post #4 of 26
Can I high jac this thread and just ask you cookie gals if you know of ANY scooby doo face cookies? I pm'd the lady on here who made them and never heard back, any ideas??

As far as organization-I bought one of those flip top file folder storage box-which is clear and add the new cutters to a list then drop it in, AND let me say although I keep a list I have still ordered the same cutter twice! LOL!
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post #5 of 26
I have a large 66 quart container. I place all cutters into gallon size storage baggies. The baggies are marked by holiday or occasion. If I need my easter cutters I just go to the container and pull out the bag that has Easter written on it. If I have more than 1 bag for the holiday or occasion I just put 1 of 2 or 2 of 2 on the bag also. I do the same for the smaller cutters I just use a different container so I know where my different sizes are.

All you need to do is organize them once. When you get a new cutter you just put it directly into the bag that fits the occasion.
post #6 of 26
Iamlis,
Try Coppergifts.com I found a "monster" face which was perfect for Cookie and Elmo. They have really nice cutters!
Melissa
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Grandma's are Mommys with lots of frosting....
My two grandkids Lily and Thomas are the sparkle in my eye!
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post #7 of 26
Iamlis,
Try Coppergifts.com I found a "monster" face which was perfect for Cookie and Elmo. They have really nice cutters!
Melissa
Grandma's are Mommys with lots of frosting....
My two grandkids Lily and Thomas are the sparkle in my eye!
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Grandma's are Mommys with lots of frosting....
My two grandkids Lily and Thomas are the sparkle in my eye!
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post #8 of 26
Oh I love coppergifts.com! I tried looking for Scooby, now I am off to find this monster cutter NOW! THANKS A MILLION!
Melissa Thompson Earl
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post #9 of 26
I also keep my cutters in gallon size bags that are labeled.

I also have an inventory list of the cutters to avoid buying duplicate cutters. Hubby can download the list to his phone, so when we are out shopping, he can look up what I have and don't have.

Technology......gotta love it (when it works!)
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post #10 of 26
There was a thread going on this before "The Crash of '08"-lol


I have about 550 cutters and a bunch of templates...I am fortunate enough to have a house with ALOT of built in cabinets. I organized all of my cutters in ziplocs by occasion, and placed them in photo boxes (the kind at AC Moore that were 2 for $3, that have the label spot on the front) and on the inside cover of each box i have a list of what is in there. I also have a notebook in which i have traced all of my cutters so i know which purses, shoes, easter (or whatever) cutters I have. I also keep all of my invoices from when I order cutters , so I can remember where I got them..I know that seems like a lot of work, but it really helps in organizing them all.

As far as the Scooby Doo goes...I had a heck of a time finding one about a year ago..I ended up making a template! I hope you have better luck icon_smile.gif
I'm not a control freak...I just have excellent quality control skills

"I went to the store to buy a candle holder, they were out...so I bought a cake!" Mitch Hedberg
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I'm not a control freak...I just have excellent quality control skills

"I went to the store to buy a candle holder, they were out...so I bought a cake!" Mitch Hedberg
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post #11 of 26
WOW, great ideas chqtpi! And thanks for being such a downer on my Scooby!! LOL! ONLY TEASING! I saw the monster cutter that would make a perfect elmo! BUT the frankenstien is what I bought-flip him upside down and WHOLA-SCOOBY! You guys are great!
Melissa Thompson Earl
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post #12 of 26
Ok, and my family calls me a neat freak!!! I love all the organizing ideas!! The Ziplocs in the bin is a really great idea. I don't think I could pull off all the different boxes (although that is a goal I'd love to attain).
post #13 of 26
I have a pegboard where I organized my cookie cutters.
I'll try to attach a picture...
LL
post #14 of 26
I have lots of cutters that I keep in plastic shoe boxes from the Container Store.:
http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=71227&PRODID=61479

I can get three "layers" of cutters in each box. I wash and dry my cutters before going in. Since I've been using these I've no longer had problems with rusting. The cutters/ boxes are divided into categories such as:
Christmas (3 of these)
fashion
sports
princess
home (telephone, mixer, houses, etc.)
food
transportation
baby
etc., etc., ...
I put a label on both sides and the top of each box. I stack these in a closet and can easily see the labels from any angle.

I keep a running list on my computer. Each category has sublists. Christmas
Angel
Copper - 5
tin - 3, 4, 5

candy cane
copper - 6 whimsy
tin - 3
coated - 3

I have a three-ring binder that I keep these printed lists in. I also trace my cutters and make photocopies. I call these my cookie coloring pages. When I want to try something different, I print off a sheet of them and draw out my designs. I know what I want to do and how many icing colors I'll need. This is great for kids, too.

I also have an idea binder. I keep photos of my cookies along with others I find on the web. Cut-outs from magazines, newspapers, etc. Anything I think might make a cute cookie. I always try to make things my own, but inspiration can come from anywhere. I hope this helps and isn't more information than you wanted. icon_lol.gif
post #15 of 26
Honeydukes ....You are really organized !!
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