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post #1 of 21
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Someone asked about Simon's Cookie Cutters.
In reference to your question, Simon's Cookie Cutters were made by John Newton for many years. John is a true artist and his copper cutters are the most intricate I have ever seen. Most of his cutters were in the $50 - $200 range, true collectible cutters. I have a nice collection of Simon's cutters and I wish I had more.
At the end of September, John retired from making cookie cutters. All of his designs retired with him. I think now he and his daughter have an ice cream shop and he loves it.
The Simon's website has been taken down, so you can't see any of the cutters anymore. Occasionally, there will be some on ebay.
Poppy's Cookie Cutters is new and is owned by Debbie and Fred Scalzo. They are just getting started. Fred was trained by John Newton. I already have 4 of their cutters and just purchased 2 more. I love the detail and quality. Right now their cutters are less expensive than Simon's, but I don't expect that to last very long. That's why I am getting mine now. As of this week, Poppy's now has their website up: www.poppyscookiecutters.com
They have some great original designs. What do you think of them?
Joanne
post #2 of 21
Thanks for the link. They have some cute cutters. I am a bit disturbed that they list "Hobby Horse" under the Food section! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I LOVE the Mrs. Claus -- she's holding a gingerbread cookie -- MUST HAVE HER!!!

I am so sad that I didn't get any of the Simon's cutters. I wanted the Donkey (Eeyore) and the Elf. Sadly, I don't do any shopping on Ebay. icon_sad.gif
post #3 of 21
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I remember seeing pictures of both the doney and the elf. Both were really cute. There were several Simon's cutters I would love to have had. I think Poppy's will be a good resource for this type of cutter and they have some really cute designs. I had a good laugh about the hobby horse under the Food Category. I think the website has just been up a matter of days - we are some of the first to see it. Mrs. Claus with the gingerbread cookie is just too cute.
post #4 of 21
I'm not sure if I'll ever end up ordering from Poppy's Cookie Cutters after all. I sent an email asking if it was possible to order by mail (with a U.S. postal money order) rather than online. I don't do Paypal.

I got a reply today. That basically said -- Yes. We'll wait on the money. PERIOD. Yah think??!! No "thanks for your interest." No address Nothing. (Just where the heck am I supposed to send it?.) Do they want my business or not? It sounded like I completely bothered them. I don't need the cutter -- I wanted it. Well not anymore. I haven't replied cause I was way too annoyed.
post #5 of 21
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Hi Honeydukes,
When I ordered from Poppy's Cookie Cutters, I did pay with a money order. I just sent an Email stating which cutter I wanted and asked for the total including shipping. (They did combine shipping charges). Hopefully, the reason you got such an incomplete response is because they may be overwhelmed just getting their business started. At least I hope that is the case.
Maybe you could give them one more chance and try to send one last Email. Their website has only been up a few days. They may not even realize their mailing address isn't on the website. Their mailing address is
Poppy's Cookie Cutters
9644 Waterbury Drive
Peyton, CO 80831
post #6 of 21
Those cutters are adorable! Thanks for sharing the website!!
post #7 of 21
Nice cutters..but...wow..too expensive for me.
post #8 of 21
I have a question - why do they have a "back" to the cutter?
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post #9 of 21
Glad I looked in this post.

Those cutters are really cute.

I used to do decorative painting in the 80's and 90's. His designs look very much like the stuff I used to do. His santas are totally Pat Olson designs. I really liked her style and still have many of her patterns.

I've got to get my hands on those Santa's.
post #10 of 21
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In answer to the question about why these cutters have a back, I am not sure. I think it may be because of the intricate designs and so the interior part of the cutter has something to attach to. Also the flatback keeps the shape of the out edge of the overall cutter. Sound right? They really look good, too and they don't bend.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by mcalhoun

I have a question - why do they have a "back" to the cutter?



If you look at the cutters, they aren't just an "outline." They have strips of metal that are about half the length of the outer piece. When you cut out your cookies these shorter strips leave an imprint, giving your cookie details. As Joanne said, the back is necessary for those intricate pieces. I hope this makes sense.

Here's a link to a Hammersong cutter and cookie made with it. You can see the detail.
http://lacuisineus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=39_75&products_id=2286
post #12 of 21
I have a few of Simon's cookie cutters, one of them is a huge snowflake.
post #13 of 21
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Hi Susie
Which Simon's cutters do you have? I don't think I ever saw the snowflake. Have you ever used it to make cookies? I have several Simon's cutters and wish I had more. They truly are pieces of art. The amount of detail is just amazing.
One of my cutters is named Jesse's Jeep. It is a very intricate cutter and looks ljust ike the front of a jeep. My son-in-law and I have a running joke. For years whenever I ask him what he wants for Christmas, he tells me he wants a jeep. This year I am going to give him one - except it is going to be a cookie. (I'm keeping the cutter - he gets the cookie).
Joanne
post #14 of 21
Hi Joanne, I haven't used the snowflake cutter yet, but I will this holiday season. I know a little more about decorating since I took some Wilton cake classes over the summer. The snowflake cutter is huge...about 9" across!!! It will take a lot of cookie dough! I also have a small and large paw print, I ordered those to make "wildcat" paw print cookies, my son is on the football team and they are the wildcats. Then I have a Christmas ornament that I love and can't wait to use. Wish I had more of Simon's cutters, as you said they are like a piece of art and very well detailed. Back to the snowflake cutter, this cutter has 8 points, where most of the snowflakes I've seen have 6 points, it's still a beautiful cutter.
post #15 of 21
I hope this is not a goofy question......... Is there anywhere that you can see pics of how to decorate the cookies when using the Simon's cookie cutters? I saw a penguin cutter on ebay, but it is one of the lesser detailed ones and I don't know that I have the creativity to figure it out. I'd love to get one (someday, when I have that much to spend on a cookie cutter) to add to my cutter collection. I had never heard of these until I saw this post!
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