Add a little Love
I wanted this cookie cutter until I saw the price! I love the original design and I could think of several different things to do with it, but $30? I am not doubting the craftsmanship but there is no way I want to pay $30 for a cutter that I may or may not use more than one time. So I decided to think of something else I could do to get the same look.
Want to make one?
Pink Outline icing
Pink Flood Icing
White Outline Icing
White Flood Icing
Red Twenty Second Icing
Wilton Pear Color Mist Spray
Pink Disco Dust
Paint Brush for applying Disco Dust
You can make this cookie with many different shapes like circles, ovals, squares or any cutter you want to add a little love to.I used a plaque cutter and after I pressed it into the dough I pressed the heat cutter into the top right corner and baked. It is that simple and I used what I had without shelling out $30.
Now for the fun part!
With the pink outline icing, outline cookie except for the heart and the white band.
Next, flood with the pink flood icing.
While the pink is wet, make the white lines with the outline icing in sets of 3. When I make lines, I start piping and do not stop. I want the lines to line up from top to bottom so this is what works for me.
Next, we need to clean things up a little, so take your boo boo stick or a toothpick and remove the white icing in the band area.
Now let this dry for a few hours.
Once your pink is dry, use the white outline icing to outline the sides of the band.
Then, flood with the white flood icing.
With the red icing, outline and flood the heart.
Now for the “love.” I used a food safe marker to write the word love then used my pink outline icing to pipe over it.
Let this dry completely.
Now we just need to add a little sparkle.
To make these baby shine, spray with Wilton Pearl Color Mist. All you do is follow the directions on the can. I hold the can about 10 inches from the cookie and begin to spray. If I need to move it closer to get the effect I want I do so. Just remember, you can always add more but you can’t take it off. If you spray a heavy amount on your cookie it will change the color of the icing so you might want to test on a practice cookie before you do this for an order or a birthday party.
While the Color Mist is wet, add the Baby Pink Disco Dust by dipping your paint brush into the disco dust and tapping it while holding over your cookie like I did here. This will allow you to control the amount of sparkle you add. Apply as much or as little as you want.
Now you know how to add love to your everyday cutters. Just add a little heart without breaking the bank!
OH!!! I’m in love with these! So dainty and pretty!
Awe… thanks! You made me smile:)
Thanks! I hope you make some!
Just gorgeous Lisa, Love it. I bet you could also take an extra scalloped edged round cutter and bend it into an oval to get one almost exactly like the one you love… just add the heart like you did to this one.
Hi D.J. I have a scalloped round! I am going to do that next time! Thanks:)
P.S. Plus, although I don’t have that particular cutter (same reason you don’t!), I have others made similiar and can tell you that can be a real pain in the patootie to get the dough out of them…. just sayin’.
A friend told me tonight she has that cutter and you can’t get the dough out and it has RUSTED!! Gasp!! Rust on a $30 cutter!! Not good!
T’was me! I’ll admit to owning a $30 piece of JUNK!!!
I was trying to keep you anonymous!!!! LOL
Beautiful, love the techniques used here. I’m with you on the $30 cutter. Homerun on this idea!
I am so glad you like it! Thank you!
Beautiful….again!! But then I love all of your work. Great job!!
I don’t have that cutter, either, for the same reason. Wish I could have it, but my budget said ‘no’…I love that you make do with what you have, just like me. Thank you for the tutorial…I’m going to try these out for Valentine’s Day.
Ohhh my goodness, I cannot believe how gorgeously talented you are, and your blog is amazing! I’m excited to be contributors with you on Lil Luna. I’m your newest follower!
You’re one smart cookie! The end!!!
Love the Wilton pearly color mist! I had only bought pearly mist online, but this would save on postage and best of all, I can use a Michael’s 40% coupon!
These are so adorable! I love seeing the difference the pearl mist gives it. Must print out my coupon and head over to Michael’s. And the boo boo stick for the stripes? pure genius
This is awesome, I love seeing your techniques! Brilliant.
Totally Loving this cookie!!!
I can’t believe I missed these!! They are SO PRETTY!!!!
These are beautiful! I’m going to try them for Valentine’s Day!