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MAKE YOUR OWN COOKIE CUTTERS?

post #1 of 14
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does anyone know how?

i was looking around the net and found this site to be very helpful:

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/CookieCutters.htm

she makes it looks so easy! icon_smile.gif i was wondering if anyone has had experience making their own cutters? some tips and how to's would be much appreciated!

thank you very much!
post #2 of 14
Well I didn't make mine out of metal, but rather used cardboard and made templates. The cookies I made in my photo's are from templates, not cutters, except for the heart. I just found images I liked online, printed them off, and then cut around them on cardboard. I then just used a knife and traced around them on the dough. It worked wonderfully easy. I got the idea from someone else on this site, I can't remember who but she made templates for rose shaped cookies.

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post #3 of 14
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thanks icon_smile.gif that is very clever, but i really like working with cutters more than templates. in my opinion, cutters are quicker to use (especially for large orders) and can be more uniformly precise than working with templates. plus, i think a custom-made cutter would make a great gift to go along with the cookies themselves! icon_wink.gif
post #4 of 14
My husband sometimes makes them for me if I can't find what I want. It's best to use copper when you make them yourself - you can find it at Home Depot - those kinds of stores - usually I just draw a pattern and my husband bends them to match, but you can also use a wood template, where you have a piece of wood and dowels sticking up at all the places the cutters will bend so all you have to do is wrap the cutter around it. Then you can make the same cutters as gifts for others!!! Shapes you might never find anywhere else. i don't know if this makes any sense, but good luck!!!
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post #5 of 14
Darra that site is awesome thank you so much, I always think about making my own when I see how expensive copper cutters are LOL But I never reallyknew how to go about doing it....I'm definitely going to try this soon. I have to get some paint this weekend maybe I'll grab some copper too Thanks so much for that great site.....looks too simple to be true .....probably is, but hey I definitely wanna try it.
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post #6 of 14
I have reshaped several metal cutters I had to get what I wanted. I recently took a cookie cutter I had and reshaped it to make a cat in the hat hat cookie cutter for my kids Dr Seuss Birthday parties. It wasn't too hard to do. I am sure it would be easier if it wasn't already together but they bend pretty easy. I used some needle nose pliers to reshape it and a pen to help make rounded corners. Before I read about doing that on this site, I literally spend hours one day looking for a cookie cutter I wanted. So far its worked great and I can get cutters for less than $1 & reshape them.

I've seen cookie making kits on several online website. I have thought about getting on since I hear the copper cutters really cut nicely and the tools that come with the kit would be nice to have.

Hope that helps!
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Originally Posted by JamesSweetie

Well I didn't make mine out of metal, but rather used cardboard and made templates. The cookies I made in my photo's are from templates, not cutters, except for the heart. I just found images I liked online, printed them off, and then cut around them on cardboard. I then just used a knife and traced around them on the dough. It worked wonderfully easy. I got the idea from someone else on this site, I can't remember who but she made templates for rose shaped cookies.




It works great doesn't it? I forgot to mention you can also laminate them if you plan on reusing them. Then all you have to do is use a clean sponge with soapy water and a bit of bleach to clean them. This is great if you have limited storage as well.
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post #8 of 14
I reshape the thin, tin cookie cutters that you can get for about .50 cents.
I first draw a pattern then start by pulling the shape out of the cutter and shape around my pattern.
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post #9 of 14
That's pretty cool, you can even make your own gumpaste cutters... Now if only there were an easy way to make your own veiners... I don't even want to try, nevermind!
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
awesome ideas, everyone!

please make sure to let me know what happens with your homemade cookie cutter-experiments! good luck to all!


dydemus - just wanted to know how you connect the ends together so the finished cutter doesn't come apart? do you use double-sided tape as well?

thanks so much!
post #11 of 14
Thanks for all the research!!! I am going to put my husband to work!!!!
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post #12 of 14
I would have never thought to reshape old cookie cutters.... great ideas!
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post #13 of 14
Darra, thanks so much for that link!!! I would love to try this. Was looking at metal sheeting the other day thinking "Hmmmm...wonder if I could form that." Didn't even know I could buy copper ribbon!
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post #14 of 14
you can even by copper ribbon at Michael's. But it is expensive!
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