Cookie cutter flips. Simply. No. End. Who doesn’t love embracing new ideas on what you already have? After all, cutters can be quite expensive!
(What is a frankencookie? What does morphing mean?
Great questions! Keep scrolling to find out.)
That’s why I decided when publishing the WeCookier’s Express newsletter, that it would be a permanent feature. I’ve committed myself to design at least 3 cookie cutter flips to share each month in the newsletter. Easily over 95% are my creations, like the upside-down clown head to the caduceus (medical symbol) sugar cookie:
As I’m filling orders, each time I pick up a cookie cutter, I briefly study it and turn it in different ways. Often my husband chimes in too.
Kids are the best at seeing things we don’t. Have them study your cutters, even make a game out of it on a rainy day.
I loved flipping the teddy bear cookie cutter into a winter penguin.
How about the letter X into a pair of skis?
There is simply no end to cookie-cutter flips. It seems the longer you look at cutters, the more inspiration comes.
The arrow is a versatile one. This one below was from a cheap set of Valentine's cutters at Walmart (so is the 'X' flip above, it was a set of the X&O). Hey, cheap is good!
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The first flip I ever saw was totally by accident.
I was looking for a particular cutter and ran across one. I said, “I didn’t know I had a dragon cutter”. Lol. It was a squirrel cutter!
Funny when you first see a cookie cutter flip that you can’t un-see it.
Out of amusement, I posted it on a couple of Facebook cookie-cutter flip groups. It was a popular post and received nearly 600 likes and a couple of hundred comments.
Silly how simple things can make such a splash.
The video on how to decorate WeCookier's squirrel to dragon cookie will be up shortly. Sorry for the wait!
A cookie cutter flips can be a true flip or simply a way of using a cutter that wasn't for its intended purpose. For instance, the Valentine's arrow above. I also used it for Christmas arrows, like this:
Just a matter of thinking outside the box.
We all know what cookie cutter flips are, and the many ways to decorate them. But what is a
Cookie Cutter Morph? What is a frankencookie?
Morphing means the same as a frankencookie. It is when you take 2 or more cutters and glue them together to make something.
How do you glue them? Easy! Take a paintbrush and brush with a little bit of water and paint the sides that are to be connected. Press them slightly. As they bake, they will graft together and become one.
Like my lemonade stands…
I simply cut the rounded part off of the mailbox and the indented sides of the tent I cut straight.
Sometimes morphing and a frankencookie can simply mean cutting off a little cookie dough here and there to make it the desired outcome, like the second lemonade stand above made from the front-facing school bus. I just cut the sides a bit.
Like this elf shoe turned to leprechaun boots. There was just a notch cut for the heal and I pushed in the tops a little...
If you do not have a 3D printer to print your own cookie cutters, like most of us, there is the option of making your own. Some cookiers faithfully make their cutters. Others will make them in a pinch.
Here is a link to Whisked.com. Over there they show 3 ways you can make cookie cutters. I tried a couple of times. Evidently, I do not have the patience for anything but sugar cookie decorating and ideas!
Time to get those thinking caps on! I would totally love for you to drop your inspiration cookie-cutter flips in the box below. Show off your creativity to us. Tell us about your picture/s too.
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