So the other day I made a D cookie cutter for the college logo sugar cookies I did for the local college. I decided to make another cookie cutter for the logo of a local high school. It’s a pretty simple cookie cutter so I thought I would take pictures of the process so you can see how easy it is to make a cookie cutter. Here is the logo I will be making the cookie cutter for: Here is a picture of the cookie cutter kit I used: I bought the kit from Amazon.com, the cost was $14.83. It comes with enough aluminum to make several cookie cutters. You can cut the aluminum with a pair of scissors. Here is what the kit looks like: The instructions that come with the kit are easy to follow. The only thing that I had to figure out (because I didn’t really read the instructions that closely – even though they are less than a page long) was that on the long piece one end is for pointed corners, the other is a little larger for more rounded corners. The first thing I did was form the bottom of the shield: Then I placed it on the logo and marked where the first upper curve needed to be and marked it with a marker: Using the mark as my starting point, I created the curve: When I was making the D cookie cutter I found that the best way to create curves was not to wrap the aluminum around the round guide, but to actually wrap and turn the plastic guide at the same time. With each step you will need to place your cutter on the picture/guide to determine where your next curves and bends need to be. The next several pictures will be the rest of the steps I used in making the cookie cutter: After you have the cookie cutter formed, you finish it off by using the adhesive included with the kit to join the ends together. To create a strong bond, you are supposed to let the cookie cutter sit for 72 hours before using, or you can put it in the oven at 200-degrees for an hour. I hope this post was helpful!
The same week I did the college logo sugar cookies for work, I got a call from someone at the local college (Dixie State College) to see if I could do cookies of their logo for a special meeting. Here is what the logo looks like: Seemed simple enough….until I started looking for a D cookie cutter. I searched and searched but could not find one in the same shape. I had seen kits online where you could make your own cookie cutter so I decided to order the kit and make my own D cutter. A cookie that I thought would be so simple to do, turned out to be an excellent learning experience. I learned how to make a cookie cutter and I learned more about the importance of the consistency of the icing. Because I was so concerned about the bleeding, I made the red and blue icing a little thicker than normal, even though I had planned to let the blue and red icing dry at least 12 hours before adding the white. Because it was thicker, it didn’t lay as nicely on the cookie as I like. I also made the white icing thicker, again because I was concerned about the bleeding. The other thing I found is that I had a lot more air bubbles resulting in little holes in the icing on some of the cookies. Having said that, here is how the cookies turned out:
I have a friend whose daughter loves Batman and Halloween. My friend wanted me to do a small cookie bouquet for her daughter and she wanted a Halloween theme along with a Batman theme. At first we thought about doing some Halloween sugar cookies and then include a batman sugar cookie. But I thought there had to be something a little more creative than doing that. Then it finally hit me – why not incorporate the Batman logo into the Halloween cookies. I decided to go with a witch theme for the sugar cookies. Starting from the top, a sugar cookie witch’s hat with the Batman logo on the band: Next, the witch socks and shoes: Of course, every witch has her cauldron: The finished bouquet: I’m happy to report that my friend’s daughter loved her Halloween treat!
For boss’s day this year I decided to make cookies of the logos of the schools each of the bosses graduated from. The schools included Brigham Young University, University of Oklahoma, Idaho University, University of Utah and University of Iowa. Here is how they turned out: One sugar cookie recipient made this comment to me “Part of me wanted to save the cookie, but the other part of me knew how delicious it tastes and that part of me was much stronger than the other part and I ate the cookie.”
I was asked by someone to do a platter of sugar cookies for their mother-in-law who had just gotten out of the hospital. At first I suggested flower cookies, but she wanted to do something more whimsical and she mentioned band-aids. So, I took off with that suggestion. Because I have never done anything on a cookie with band-aids, I needed some inspiration. So I searched around the internet and got some inspiration from some clipart. I decided to do a few flower cookies that were “on the mend”: And the whimsical band-aid sugar cookies: Instead of using a regular card to put their greeting, I decided to do a sugar cookie card with their message. Here is the completed platter of cookies that was given to her mother-in-law: I’m happy to report that the family loved the cookies – I was told that “The family said they were great. They were surprised that they not only looked good but tasted good too!” Maybe a sugar cookie a day will keep the doctor away!