Quite recently I was given a small catalog by my good friend, Janet, to add to my collection of Martha by Mail items. I had not been aware that such a booklet existed, so when it arrived I was beyond thrilled. The very early sets of copper cookie cutters had their own dedicated catalog that was sent to customers who bought them in the late 90s. In it, iced cookies were shown with or without the cutters, along with brief descriptions of what they were. This was an antecedent to the much larger catalog that was later to be published on a quarterly basis. Many of these images were used throughout the years in the Martha by Mail catalog as well as in Martha Stewart Living magazine.
Since the little catalog is indeed rare, if you ever come across one I encourage you to keep it in a safe place. You can make copies of it to have in your kitchen (like Janet has done) so that you have a reference when you’re icing and decorating cookies, but keep the original intact and smudge-free.
There are only a few pages in it, and some of the images may already be familiar to you (I’ve written about all of them already), but it’s good to go through this little gem of a booklet.
This is for all of you who collect Martha by Mail passionately.
Martha by Mail Cookie Collection Catalog
"Martha likes to decorate these animals colorfully with royal icing and sugar--green elephants, blue lions, polka-dotted polar bears. Handcrafted in durable copper, these beautiful animal silhouette cutters have rolled edges to protect the baker's hands. Each cutter is stamped with our logo. Complete set includes nine animals ready for gift-giving in a sectioned, ark-shaped box; dove (smallest, 2 1/2"), alligator, bear, elephant, horse, lion, kangaroo, lamb, and giraffe (tallest, 7"). A reusable template makes the ark, and an instruction booklet provides recipes for cookies and royal icing, plus decorating techniques and ideas."
Cookie Decorating Kit
Heart & Hand Cookie Cutters
Miniature Butterfly Cookie Cutters
Thank You Janet!!