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post #16 of 24
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Sorry was out hunting thrift stores for cutters today figured load up on cheap ones before I buy. Thanks everyone for all the advice. Good to know about the animal cutters not being used. I already went to cookie cutters and filled my basket with 22 cutters then somehow deleted the window icon_sad.gif lol..
I actually have a prime membership and up to this thread was never going to do it again! So I guess I'll find a new use. I like my netflixs way better for viewing and it seemed everything I was buying was from companies and amazon didn't sell the item so that is really good to know. Ill start utilizing that more because I still don't think I've made up half the $79.
When I said bundle, because I'm cookie lingo challenged, I mean a theme like tea party. So I have seen these with say a teacup, teapot, and various sizes of circles or such.
So do customers usually buy like 2 dozen cookies half teacup half teapot? Or a theme package where you have creativity to make 2 dozen based on tea party theme?
post #17 of 24

Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with cookies, but I just laughed out loud at your signature line Lovelyladylibra!  I'd like to say, ditto :)

post #18 of 24
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Ok well this is what I decided from what others have said and my own searching.

After looking to pic up as many locally that I can I also got to inspect those 101 piece sets.

In my opinion those aren't worth it for two reasons. After looking at thrift stores almost half of all those sets are holiday and those seem to be the easiest ones to find at thrift stores. This is taking into account a 40mile difference in stores to look..lol

So I figure get what you can at a thrift store by they others in those sets if needed.

What I think would be really helpful and useful first is like discussed above shapes.

Circles, plaques, squares, rectangles, then go from there.

So I hope that might help someone else in the future if they have the same question.

Thanks to all the posters that have helped me!
 

post #19 of 24

Check out this blog, she uses average cutters in the most innovative ways! http://www.lilaloa.com

 

She really is amazing :) And she will help you make use of any and every cutter you buy.

 

Fwiw, I bought the 101 set and its been most helpful and best value for money, and since then I've expanded with some specific shapes (like stars in a set with different sizes to make a Christmas Tree with).

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post #20 of 24
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Thanks for all the responses! Ya it's not that the 101set was bad its just I got almost all the same ones from my thrift stores. I you don't have that kind of time the set is great.

I'd love some floating cookie cutters icon_smile.gif but I'd love floating cake tips more;) since they meet my garbage disposal frequently.
post #21 of 24

If you are in the US where everything is easily available why rush out and but stuff just in case, wait till you get an actual order then you can justify the expense. I personally purchased cutters that I loved and NEVER used them for orders. The 101 kits are great for the price you are bound to use at lease 10% of them which is the cost of buying them individually. Here is a link that shows Wilton's 50 piece animal set:http://montrealconfections.blogspot.ca/2013/06/wilton-animal-cutter-set-outline.html which is IMO a great buy.

post #22 of 24
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I'd love some floating cookie cutters icon_smile.gif but I'd love floating cake tips more;) since they meet my garbage disposal frequently.

 

Same here, and it is always the good icing tips that get ground up.

 

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post #23 of 24
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Montreal- ya i only bought a few so I have about 3 bins worth and I think in total I paid $4. I find them cheap lol.

Anyhow I'm only buying ones online I know I will use like squares, circles and plaques only like 2. So ya I'm gonna wait till I get an order unless its something I'd personally use like dinosaurs for my 3 year old. He thinks they are the coolest cookies ever!

 

Liz I just bought the dishwasher tip washer from hobby lobby for $5 after my coupon.

A bit much but I think it will be worth it.
 

post #24 of 24

cheapcookiecutters.com is amazing. I'd recommend a 101 kit. they have animals, holidays, shapes, numbers, and letters. Also I'd get wedding and baby shower cookies asap. I own a cookie business and i don't charge them for the cookie cutters. sometimes i just make my own cutters but mostly i buy as i go if there is a specialty one. i use the baby shower cookie cutters the most. also circles a lot! The basic shapes are great because if you don't have a specialty one you can make the image inside those. also ETSY is great for some cool cutters that are unique. my biggest holiday is xmas and valentines day which you get both in the 101 sets. 

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