Pool Party & Cat Sugar Cookies - Ideas Needed

Baking By blubakers Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 9:39am by Honeydukes

blubakers Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 12:04pm
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i want to make sugar cookies for two events. do you have ideas for

1) kids pool party
2) cat themed cookies

i need any ideas and resources for cute cookie cutters on these two themes!

thanks!

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cindy58 Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:02pm
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I bought some darling cat cookie cutters from American Traditions -- quick shipping and you can't beat the price!

http://www.americantraditioncookiecutters.com/dog_cat-cookie_cutters_14.html

They're also having a one day sale on July 16 -- Save 35% off your order with discount code SPC07.

sallene Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 2:18pm
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Pool Party:
Beach blankets
Beach balls
flip flops
palm trees
swim trunks
bathing suits
swim rings


Cat theme:
Kitty shapes
ball of yarn
mice

Honeydukes Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 11:48pm
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Originally Posted by cindy58

I bought some darling cat cookie cutters from American Traditions -- quick shipping and you can't beat the price!

http://www.americantraditioncookiecutters.com/dog_cat-cookie_cutters_14.html

They're also having a one day sale on July 16 -- Save 35% off your order with discount code SPC07.




OMGosh! I have been looking for a particular ghost cutter for years -- and they have it right there. You've had good service from them? No ordering over the internet problems??


Here are a few ideas.

Cat:
birds
fish
tuna can
milk bottle
food bowl
collar w tags

Pool:
sun
sunblock
tube floatie

http://dir.coolclips.com/Household/Outdoor/Swimming_Pool/

blubakers Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 12:35am
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thank you so much for these wonderful ideas! that site looks fantastic.

once i buy a cutter, is there a good site that has suggestions for how to make the outlines of, say, cartoon cats?

this is my first sugar cookie. i'm thinking of using the NFSC recipe with antonia74's icing. is there anything i should know about working with these two recipes? i'm new to the site but the cookies in the gallery that used these recipes look fantastic.

cindy58 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:21am
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Originally Posted by Honeydukes

Quote:
Originally Posted by cindy58

I bought some darling cat cookie cutters from American Traditions -- quick shipping and you can't beat the price!

http://www.americantraditioncookiecutters.com/dog_cat-cookie_cutters_14.html

They're also having a one day sale on July 16 -- Save 35% off your order with discount code SPC07.



OMGosh! I have been looking for a particular ghost cutter for years -- and they have it right there. You've had good service from them? No ordering over the internet problems??




Ordering from them went perfectly! I have ordered at least 3 times. Seems like she usually sent the order out the next day, and emails a tracking link. One time I mistakenly ordered 2 of the same cutter in an order, and noticed it on the order confirmation. I emailed to ask if she could substitute a different cutter for the multiple one, she replied right away and said no problem and made the exchange.

cindy58 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:32am
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Originally Posted by blubakers

thank you so much for these wonderful ideas! that site looks fantastic.

once i buy a cutter, is there a good site that has suggestions for how to make the outlines of, say, cartoon cats?

this is my first sugar cookie. i'm thinking of using the NFSC recipe with antonia74's icing. is there anything i should know about working with these two recipes? i'm new to the site but the cookies in the gallery that used these recipes look fantastic.




Glad you liked the site! I love their cat cookie cutters.

To get some ideas of how to decorate the cat shapes, type "cartoon cat" in google, and click on "images" near the top left of the page. A zillion choices will pop up. You can also try "cat illustration" images. Adding the "illustration" part will eliminate a lot of photos, as the drawings are easier to adapt to cookie designs. Print a few favorite choices and keep them near to refer to while you're decorating.

Honeydukes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 9:39am
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Originally Posted by blubakers

... this is my first sugar cookie. i'm thinking of using the NFSC recipe with antonia74's icing. is there anything i should know about working with these two recipes? i'm new to the site but the cookies in the gallery that used these recipes look fantastic.



I don't use Antonia74 icing, but so many people love it. You can half the NF recipe if you need to -- just reduce the baking powder to 1 tsp. The dough also freezes well.

Check out the "How To bake & decorate Cookies" article -- it was written by Antonia74 and she gives step by step directions.

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