The very first copper cookie cutters ever to be produced for the Martha by Mail catalog were fashioned in the shapes of a Star & Moon. Displayed on the cover of Martha Stewart Living for the December 1994 & January 1995 double issue, these cookie cutters quickly became very popular with readers of the magazine. At the time, the issue stated that these cutters were sourced from Naiad and Walter Einsel Designs of Westport, Connecticut; they were offered for sale starting at $65 each.
Martha Stewart Living December '94/January '95.
"Royal Icing gives a porcelain base, and sugar adds a shimmering finish. Use the recipes and versatile decorating techniques in our booklet to make moons that are sleepy and sweet, and stars as sparkly as the night. Decorate them for baby and bridal showers, birthday parties, Halloween, Christmas or any other day of the year."
A porcelain blue star is iced & flocked with fine sanding sugar. The sleepy man in the moon has a striped night cap with a yellow puffball end; the face is simply iced in a pale celadon green.
The Moon & Star.
Man in the Moon Cutter.
Stamp on the Star Cutter handle: "star light star bright".
Stamp on the Moon Cutter handle: "The Man in The Moon".
A fanciful Christmas tree decorated with scores of Stars & Moons.
This image from Martha by Mail shows how whimsical cookie decorating can be.
Martha by Mail image of the Star Cutter & an iced cookie.
Martha by Mail image of the Moon Cutter with a decorated cookie.