ladixiechic1 Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 10:34pm
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I just took an order for 5 dozen Mardi Gras cookies and I do not have the first cookie cutter for Mardi Gras icon_redface.gif They are due in 1 Week, yikes icon_eek.gif I will be looking for them in the mean time, but does any one have any ideas to use alternate cookie cutter shapes? Thanks in advance!!!

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cakeymom Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 10:55pm
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Do you have a crown cookie? If not, when I don't have a certain cutter I find and picture and create a template. First, I draw it on paper, then cut it out, then place it on top of a piece of cardboard cakeboard and cut it out. I get the cake board from a wholesaler very cheap.

Good Luck and Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the good times roll)!!!!


cakeymom

bobwonderbuns Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 11:20pm
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Both Kitchengifts.com and Coppergifts.com have mask cookie cutters. Those are fun cookies to do and great to dress up for Mardi Gras themes.

JGMB Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 11:22pm
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I was at Hobby Lobby the other day, and they had a whole wall of Mardi Gras stuff. I'm not sure if there were any cookie cutters, but you might call them and ask.

If you don't find a cutter and the template idea is too time-consuming, you could probably just make round cookies and decorate them in gold, green and purple with icings and sugars. HTH!

ladixiechic1 Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 1:27pm
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Thanks for the ideas, I did go to Hobby Lobby and Michael's last night, I found the crown at Hobby Lobby, 1 down and a couple more to go. icon_cool.gif

cakeymom Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 9:47pm
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Please post some pics. I would love to see how they turned out.

bonniebakes Posted 4 Feb 2010 , 11:44pm
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you can always make a template or your own cookie cutter. here are some threads with information about those two options.

KHalsteads article make your own cutters
http://cakecentral.com/article73-How-To-Make-Your-Own-Cookie-Cutters.html

making own cutters thread
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-607066-metal.html

templates
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-629098-templates.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-629249-templates.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-607066-templates.html

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

I was at Hobby Lobby the other day, and they had a whole wall of Mardi Gras stuff. I'm not sure if there were any cookie cutters, but you might call them and ask.

If you don't find a cutter and the template idea is too time-consuming, you could probably just make round cookies and decorate them in gold, green and purple with icings and sugars. HTH!




I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and they not only had no mardis gras stuff, they didn't know when to expect any in... icon_confused.gif Isn't that odd?

JGMB Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 1:37pm
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That is odd!! Our local store had tons, and it's not like I live in New Orleans or anything. My daughter does, though, and she's anticipating a WILD weekend down there as the Saints play in the Superbowl!

7yyrt Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 6:58pm

Do you have a number '0'? They can be turned into King Cakes.
Upside down hearts can be feather masks.
Ovals can be full face masks.
Diamond shapes iced in purple, green and yellow.

ladixiechic1 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:06pm

7yyrt, love the king cake idea thumbs_up.gif thanks !!!

JGMB Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:08pm
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Do you have a number '0'? They can be turned into King Cakes.




I'd love to see one of these -- do you have a photo you could post?

CookieMeister Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 10:38pm

do you have a heart cookie cutter? I love these masks, done with the heart cutter upside down.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1183966

7yyrt Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 11:15pm

I don't know if we took pictures of them last year, I can't find them if we did; but here is a king cake.
I just made '0's, iced them white, and dipped them in yellow, green and purple sugar. (I dipped instead of sprinkled so they would be thickly crusted like the cakes always are.)

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Zamode Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 11:30pm

A fleur-de-lis! It's basically the symbol of Nawlins!

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