sallene Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:35pm
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I know there have been a few threads for places to purchase cookies cutters in the past? Can we get those threads pinned up top? I've been searching for them today but can't pin them down.

Help!

Thanks!!!

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cindy58 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:52pm
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Here's one -- they have a 20% off sale today (10-13, code SPC10) and 10-28.

http://www.americantraditioncookiecutters.com/index.html

Click on the "calendar" section of their site, and then on the days marked "special" to see the details.

andpotts Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:08am
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Two of my favorites off the top of my head are H.O. Foose and Karen's Cookies, I have more and will post them when I can get to my favorites on my laptop!

http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/index.shtml

http://www.karenscookies.net/

Lenette Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:19am
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I love love love coppergifts.com

I also have seen some nice ones at ecrandal.com. I will order from them at the end of the week.

HTH! icon_smile.gif

cindy58 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:34am
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Two of my favorites off the top of my head are H.O. Foose and Karen's Cookies, I have more and will post them when I can get to my favorites on my laptop!

http://www.foosecookiecutters.com/index.shtml

http://www.karenscookies.net/




I like Karen's Cookies too. I've noticed that she has a bunch of cutters on her site for $2.50 that I think look just like the $3.99 Ann Clark ones, only without a handle.

Can't forget Country Kitchen Sweet Art either! FAST shipping + lots of cool sprinkles and sugars at a good price.

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shops/cookie_supplies.aspx

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:36am
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I love www.kitchengifts.com and www.coppergifts.com. and www.karenscookies.net has some great tips and techniques.

Personally I love the copper cookie cutters over anything, they last forever and don't lose their shape. Tin cutters are the most common and can be found everywhere but they rust and lose their shape almost immedately, thus not making them a good investment (which is why they are so cheap.)

Stainless steel ones (like what Lindy Smith sells) are not bad, they don't rust or lose their shape as quickly but they aren't as durable as copper. Hope that gives you a starting point anyway. icon_biggrin.gif

antonia74 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:57am
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www.kitchengifts.com
www.cookiecutter.com
www.thelittlefoxfactory.com
http://stores.ecrandal.com/StoreFront.bok
www.coppergifts.com
www.simonscookiecutters.com
www.frankencutters.com
http://www.victortradingco.com/Cookie_Cutters.htm
http://www.goldaskitchen.com/m.....=40&step=3
www.krittersinthemailbox.com
www.globalsugarart.com
www.thecookiecuttershop.com
www.confectioneryhouse.com
www.downtowndough.com
http://www.grammascutters.com/
http://www.coppercutters.com/
http://www.thecoppercookiecutterstore.com/
http://www.cookiecutterfactory.com/
http://lacuisineus.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=39
www.aunthollycookiecutters.com
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bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:58am
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Wow Antonia, what a great list! icon_biggrin.gif

prterrell Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:17am
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I purchase all of mine at Foose, CKSA (both mentioned above with links) and Fancy Flours http://www.fancyflours.com

Ebay, fleamarkets and yard sales can also be great places to pick up cookie cutters, especially vintage ones.

kimsmom Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:51am

A couple more.

www.hbcornerstore.com

www.cincicakeandcandy.com

sara91 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 8:11am

I prefer the stainless steel cutters to copper. Stainless steel is a much stronger metal than copper so I don't see how it could be less durable. They also do not tarnish like copper cutters. Just put them in the dishwasher and they are very easy to care for.

cindy58 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:01pm

I love the stainless cutters also, too bad there aren't more available. One reason I go for the tin ones sometimes though is SIZE. So many of the copper cutters are giant-sized! When I'm making them for a gathering or for little kids, the smaller size seems to work better.

antonia74 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 7:30pm
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Stainless steel is a much stronger metal than copper so I don't see how it could be less durable.




I'll have to argue that one with you! (My dad's a metallurgist icon_lol.gif )

I think she was refering to them being easily bent/mishapen? You can very easily bend the stainless steel cutters, but the solid copper ones are super strong.

The high-end copper cutters on the market are great because they don't bend out of shape over time or have closures that can come open and get dough trapped in there. Their drawbacks include: higher pricing, they usually don't have sharp cutting edges and they tarnish (but this doesn't affect them at all, you can simply use ketchup or purchased foodsafe anti-tarnish cleanser like one found at www.kitchengifts.com to clean them.)

Joanne1944 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:12am

www.ecrandal.com is my favorite. I love their cutters - excellent quality and some very nice designs. I love the Cinderella coach. Right now I am waiting for my latest to be delivered - a banana split cutter. Their cutters are so different that everyone else's.
I also had a custom cutter made and Eric and Jamie were so helpful and easy to work with.

bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:58am
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Originally Posted by sara91

Stainless steel is a much stronger metal than copper so I don't see how it could be less durable.



I'll have to argue that one with you! (My dad's a metallurgist icon_lol.gif )

I think she was refering to them being easily bent/mishapen? You can very easily bend the stainless steel cutters, but the solid copper ones are super strong.

The high-end copper cutters on the market are great because they don't bend out of shape over time or have closures that can come open and get dough trapped in there. Their drawbacks include: higher pricing, they usually don't have sharp cutting edges and they tarnish (but this doesn't affect them at all, you can simply use ketchup or purchased foodsafe anti-tarnish cleanser like one found at www.kitchengifts.com to clean them.)




I've bent stainless steel cutters before without even trying to. They're not as bad as tin but my heart still lies with the copper.

vicki0052 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 2:04am

Simon's doesn't have a website any longer. Is there anyway to get Simon's cutters?

bobwonderbuns Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 2:13am

I think Simon's has been gone for a while now. I've seen some of their cutters on ebay but you'll have to sign away your firstborn male child to afford one. icon_rolleyes.gif

Joanne1944 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 9:49am

vicki0052 - Simon's cookie cutters are awesome. I have several and wish I had more. Every now and then, one will be listed on ebay and there are always a lot of collectors who bid on them. John Newton, who owned the business and made the cutters, has retired. At one time, I heard his wife, Debi, was going to publish a book about John and his cutters, but I haven't heard anything lately. Maybe someone else knows?

Simon's Cutters are a unique treasure. They are large copper cutters and have a flat back and a nice, solid handle. The name Simon's is written in cursive on the handle.

If you look under the Events Section of this website, go to 2009 Central Florida Fair. Simon's cutters were used for several of the cookie entries. My daughter used my cutters to make her Mardi Gras masks, a jester mask, a butterfly mask (measures 11 inches across the top), and one with "feathers" on the side of the mask called Midnight in the Garden. It is a Simon original and I think the only one like it ever made.

sophisticake Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm

Thank you for this post!

ovenon Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 12:09am

Has any tried FancyFlours.com? Every year they issue a limited edition set of custom cutters--pricey but incredible. Last year they had the 12 Days of Christmas. This year they have a Dutch Canal House set. The site has some really, really clever decorating ideas.

sara91 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 8:45am
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'I'll have to argue that one with you! (My dad's a metallurgist Laughing )


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I disagree stainless steel is far stronger than copper as a metal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_strength

As you can see from the table the tensile strength is much greater for stainless steel than copper.

Copper, is much easier to manipulate than stainless steel and is a softer metal.

I have seen plenty of make your own cookie cutter kits in copper and tin, but none in stainless steel.

While the copper cutters are nice, and I do have many, they are very expensive compared to stainless steel. You can also use the stainless steel cutters for gumpaste and other areas of cake decorating whereas the copper tends to have a much thicker cutting edge.

sallene Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 5:39pm

Thanks for all the great sites? Any chance of getting this thread pinned so that we always have it up top?? Or at least get all the links consolidated to one post and pinned?

antonia74 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 2:39am
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'I'll have to argue that one with you! (My dad's a metallurgist Laughing )

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I disagree stainless steel is far stronger than copper as a metal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensile_strength

As you can see from the table the tensile strength is much greater for stainless steel than copper.

Copper, is much easier to manipulate than stainless steel and is a softer metal.

I have seen plenty of make your own cookie cutter kits in copper and tin, but none in stainless steel.

While the copper cutters are nice, and I do have many, they are very expensive compared to stainless steel. You can also use the stainless steel cutters for gumpaste and other areas of cake decorating whereas the copper tends to have a much thicker cutting edge.




We're not talking about a piece of copper and a piece of stainless steel of identical thickness here. Stainless steel cookie cutters are made of thin metal easily bent out of shape by your bare hand. The high end copper cookie cutters are made of thick copper that are super strong and durable. As basic metals per se, the argument would be different.

Sorry if I confused the two matters, but I do still maintain that the solid copper cookie cutters on the market are indeed stronger than the cheaper stainless steel ones out there.

andpotts Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 4:12am

Here's another cookie cutter site that I love for a different reason, they have an assortment of "regular' cutters but they have a collection of very special cutters, you can read all about them here in the Aunt Chick's section, I love that the cutters and molds are available to purchase again, really cool, hope some of you get to try these out icon_smile.gif I ordered all of the sets so I have my own. I am so beyond bummed I'm missing making cookies this season when I know so much more than I have in years past. IMO this is the ultimate cookie time icon_smile.gif


The site is Grandma's Cutters, but make sure you go to the Aunt Chick's section and you can read all about these really neat sets and their history thumbs_up.gif

http://www.grammascutters.com/home_president.asp

http://www.grammascutters.com/default.asp

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 4:58pm
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Originally Posted by andpotts

Here's another cookie cutter site that I love for a different reason, they have an assortment of "regular' cutters but they have a collection of very special cutters, you can read all about them here in the Aunt Chick's section, I love that the cutters and molds are available to purchase again, really cool, hope some of you get to try these out icon_smile.gif I ordered all of the sets so I have my own. I am so beyond bummed I'm missing making cookies this season when I know so much more than I have in years past. IMO this is the ultimate cookie time icon_smile.gif


The site is Grandma's Cutters, but make sure you go to the Aunt Chick's section and you can read all about these really neat sets and their history thumbs_up.gif

http://www.grammascutters.com/home_president.asp

http://www.grammascutters.com/default.asp




Wow! What a great little site!! icon_biggrin.gif thanks for sharing! icon_lol.gif

conchita Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 10:33pm
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Originally Posted by antonia74

www.kitchengifts.com
www.cookiecutter.com
www.thelittlefoxfactory.com
http://stores.ecrandal.com/StoreFront.bok
www.coppergifts.com
www.simonscookiecutters.com
www.frankencutters.com
http://www.victortradingco.com/Cookie_Cutters.htm
http://www.goldaskitchen.com/m.....=40&step=3
www.krittersinthemailbox.com
www.globalsugarart.com
www.thecookiecuttershop.com
www.confectioneryhouse.com
www.downtowndough.com
http://www.grammascutters.com/
http://www.coppercutters.com/
http://www.thecoppercookiecutterstore.com/
http://www.cookiecutterfactory.com/
http://lacuisineus.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=39
www.aunthollycookiecutters.com
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thumbs_up.gif thanks Antonia for the info

bobwonderbuns Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 10:16pm

Hi everyone, I want to post regarding Ecrandal. They are a small, relatively new cookie cutter company, a real "mom and pop" enterprise if you will. They make probably the sturdiest copper cutters on the market. The workmanship is top notch and Eric (the dad) makes all the cutters himself.

I am hoping in the not too distant future (hopefully when I update my website) to do a spotlight on this company as well.

They really are a dream to work with and the cutters are top quality. icon_biggrin.gif

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Joanne1944 Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 11:36pm

bobwunderbuns,
I am so glad to see your message. I really admire you for posting this.
I have been dealing with Eric and Jamie - ecrandal cutters - www.ecrandal.com for some time now. Each time I order I am amazed at the quality of the cutters. I just love all their original designs. Eric and Jamie run their small business along with a little help from their six young children.
For all of you who haven't looked at this website, I hope you will take a few minutes and take a peek. There is a great family picture posted on the website in addition to some amazing cutters. I have already give my children the website and my Christmas wish list.
The customer service I had received every time is beyond my expectations (and I expect a lot).
I think my favorite cutter is the cinderella coach. It is absolutely stunning. I just received the banana split cutter and now I am going to order the parfait to go with it.
I have never met Eric and Jamie, but one of these days when we are traveling through North Carolina, I hope to.

cindy58 Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 12:46am
Quote:
Originally Posted by andpotts

Here's another cookie cutter site that I love for a different reason, they have an assortment of "regular' cutters but they have a collection of very special cutters, you can read all about them here in the Aunt Chick's section, I love that the cutters and molds are available to purchase again, really cool, hope some of you get to try these out icon_smile.gif I ordered all of the sets so I have my own. I am so beyond bummed I'm missing making cookies this season when I know so much more than I have in years past. IMO this is the ultimate cookie time icon_smile.gif


The site is Grandma's Cutters, but make sure you go to the Aunt Chick's section and you can read all about these really neat sets and their history thumbs_up.gif

http://www.grammascutters.com/home_president.asp

http://www.grammascutters.com/default.asp




I had these cutters on my Christmas list last year, my son got them for me. I finally tried out the pumpkin cutter yesterday -- It's so cool, and the instructions worked perfectly! Can't wait to try some other designs.

sjmoral Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 9:41pm

www.hbcornerstore.com has free shipping on orders of $20 or more in November. I love their prices, just wish they had a bigger selection...

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