|Steampunk Cookie Cutters!!!
||[Dec. 11th, 2009|11:43 am]
I was inspired to run off and do something silly and irrelevant after finishing the Big Damn Coronet, so here goes. I made cookie cutters patterned after my charms:
An 8-toothed gear, A pair of goggles, A ray gun, and of course a cartoon airship.
I then had to try them out to be sure they work, you know:
Those are plain, from my great-grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. I figured I'd frost them in astounding ways, with piping for gear details and airship ropes, and wee brass pipes going here and there on the ray gun. Yeah. That takes forEVer. I did get some good food coloring, abut the copper turned out rather pumpkin and I got tired of standing around frosting cookies when I should be working, so I cut to the chase:
so I've eaten a ray gun and a pair of goggles, and they're tasty. ;-)
These are a prototype set of cutters, made for the heck of it, and I've figured out that it would be worth my time to make another set for $60. I thought that sounded high, but it turns out that handmade copper cookie cutters seem to average $12 - $15 each at various websites, and mine average out to $15, so that isn't so bad. I think I'll make up one more set on spec for Etsy, and see if any orders happen. I will include a paper illustrating some of the design possibilities, and maybe even include that recipe. It turns out rather fluffy cookies, because it uses both baking powder and baking soda, and the cookies are intended for frosting - there isn't much sugar in the cookie itself. I of course, love them, and no other sugar cookie recipe is quite as good.
Anyway, there's my silliness for the day!