Monday, March 11, 2013

Martha by Mail ~ Egg Cookie Cutters


Images of eggs are synonymous with the Easter holiday and what better way to capture them than with perfectly iced cookies?  A most charming set of cookie cutters was produced for the Martha by Mail catalog over a decade ago by a very talented American coppersmith.  Made of solid copper, the set of 12 cookie cutters vary in size and shape from 1 1/2” to 5 1/2”, making each one unique.  There’s even a cracked egg!

With Easter right around the corner, wouldn’t it be wonderful to bake a few dozen cookies and then decorate them in exquisite shades of royal icing?  Packaged in clear cellophane bags and then tied with appropriate ribbons, waxed twine or even some playful yarn, the cookies can be used in your Easter egg hunt to make it more enticing & sweet.  They can even be tucked into an Easter basket if you’re constructing one for someone special.  Just make sure to make room for them next to those tasty jelly beans or that giant chocolate bunny.  Sweetness is guaranteed if you use these highly collectible copper cutters from Martha by Mail.  Create beautiful cookies this holiday and have fun doing so.

The Decorating Booklet

The beautiful copper cookie cutters.



This Easter Tree is decorated with wire-mesh eggs, Limoges porcelain eggs and hand-painted wooden eggs.  It was once tradition for young men in Hungary to place decorated Easter Egg Trees in front of the home of his beloved.  You can construct something similar using decorated Easter egg cookies.  Use it as a centerpiece if you’re having an Easter luncheon and let your guests pick their favorite cookies.  Everyone is going to want one!



These pastel speckled eggs seem to have been laid by some rather unusual chickens.  You can easily recreate the designs by flooding each cookie in one color and then adding dots in different colors here and there while the icing is still wet.  The cookies can be left as is or they can be flocked with sanding sugar.  You can do raised dots on top of dried flood-work or you can ‘appliqué‘ a different shade of flood-work on top of the bottom color.  Use your imagination when decorating the cookies.


5 comments:

  1. what a beautiful posy David,easter is my favaourite holiday of the year!

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  2. Thank You Alan!

    I do love Easter as well, because I have such fond memories of it as a child. Those Easter baskets chock-full of candies & chocolates, and our little Easter egg hunts in the backyard.

    I hope the U.K. is treating you well!

    Best,
    David

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  3. Easter is my favorite time of year. Creating cookies with these copper cookie cutters from Martha by Mail just makes it a little more special!

    Wonderful post (again!)

    xo

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  4. So many people love Easter, Janet. I'm so jealous that you have the cutters in your possession. Enjoy years of making cookies!

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  5. Things4Thinkers
    Things4Thinkers makes custom cookie cutters for any occasion. We can do cookie cutters, fondant molds, cake toppers, and a lot more. Birthday packages available.

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