Cuttercraft

CutterCraft has a great range of cookie cutters, handmade right here in Melbourne. We enjoy baking and decorating these shapes to inspire you and show you how good a simple biscuit can look! We also have a good range of decorating tools and supplies plus mini cookie cutters ideal for baking bite size cookies or making cupcake toppers.

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The name, you ask? Well my sweet as friend Erin Burch (cookiezbyerin) adjusted, played and created this very special recipe, because in her words…I’m lazy…I just want to plonk it all together and have a delicious taste….and wallah! Here it is ! She has been so incredibly kind to share it with you all! So, thank you sista! x

A tougher type cookie with more of a snap. Not as soft as our vanilla cookie recipe https://www.cuttercraft.com.au/vanilla-biscuits/ But uber DELICIOUS!!

No need to chill, straight from bowl to bench to oven. Spreads about 1mm only.

Ingredients and Method ~

170g salted butter 120gm caster sugar ~ Cream together

Add 1 egg ~ mix

Add 1 tsp baking powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional but yum!) 1 heaped teaspoon vanilla bean paste ~ Mix

Add @315gm plain flour or until a good consistency to roll without being too sticky

Add a little flour to your bench top and rollout using CutterCraft 6mm rolling guides for the perfect thickness cookies (of course ha) https://www.cuttercraft.com.au/shop/decorating/supplies/cookie-dough-rolling-guides/

Cut your shapes and bake. Huge range of cookie cutters available from us too ūüėÄ
Bake 160 degrees (not fan forced) until just cooked – slightest browning only.

For fan force ovens reduce heat 10-20 degrees. All ovens bake and heat differently, so a few time and temperature adjustments may be needed to get your desired result.

Tip ~ Use a fondant smoother and lightly swirl over the top of your cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. https://www.cuttercraft.com.au/shop/decorating/supplies/fondant-smoother/ No pressure required, just light, swirling actions. This eliminates any air pockets, lumps or bumps that may have been caused whilst baking. I do this every time with the best results !

1 kg pure icing sugar
22gms egg white powder. 
150ml TOTAL of water and lemon juice (OR vanilla OR almond) 

Easy method ~ Place all ingredients in your mixer. Mix on medium speed for about 4 minutes till combined and plump.
Do not over mix.

Recipe tips ~
-when the icing has dried on a cookie, try it, if it is not crunchy enough for your liking then add a couple grams more) IF it is too hard and crunchy, for your liking, then add a gram or 2 less)
-(I generally use 2 juicy lemons or 80ml lemon juice and the remaining water) OR use all lemon for a very tangy icing. It depends on what you like. -I generally do not sift, and do not often have a problem, but you can if you wish or give it a light blitz before adding wet ingredients.

Sizes ~ Available in 5″- 12″ sizes as a set to save you money or also sold separately. Each trim ring is actually 1/2″ smaller than your standard baking tin to allow for ganache or buttercream coatings, using your ganache boards to level and even. To see full range and details click herehttps://www.cuttercraft.com.au/?s=cake+trim+rings&post_type=product

Timesavers ~ Revolutionary in speeding up your decorating process in the kitchen. Fully handmade, resuable, over 2″ high with a very important safety edge, and designed with strength to with stand the pressure and not bend out of shape.

Method ~ Our handmade cake trimming rings eliminate the need to crumb coat and trim the cakes hard edges/sides, freehand. Simply torte your cake to desired thickness layer/s and trim using your cake ring. It’s as easy as that! Fill your layers, stack and begin your coating processes, without ever having to hand trim your cake edges again.

Cakes ~ Works ideal for all mud and dense cakes without fuss or crumbs. For softer lighter cakes like a sponge you will find the cut may crumble the sides a little as it has less structure. To compensate trimming a cold cake is best. If your cake does crumb a little, your crumb coat will fix this.

IMPORTANT ~ Care for your cake rings. Clean with a damp cloth, and dry with a tea towel or hand towel immediately after, Ensure your cake trim rings are completely dry and they will last forever. You can oil cutters with cooking oil or butter if you wish, but generally the butter from your cakes is protection enough. Store in an air tight container in a dry location. Do not immerse in water or leave wet as they will tarnish. Will not effect use, but will effect look.

Share ~ Please share your successes, your action photos and any videos with us! We’d love to share. Instagram ~ #cuttercraft Facebook ~ @cuttercraft Tag your friends who may love this revolutionary handmade product!

Contact us ~ For any queries or questions contact us today. Tinplate steel. Made in Melbourne.

Posted by in Latest News on March 8, 2017

Gorgeous Birdhouses decorated using different window shapes (Circle, heart, star or flower)

Step 1 – Pipe a line of stiff royal icing on the inside of both front walls and also along the base line (see white lines in pic) Alt the same time pipe a line of icing along the base of the side walls.

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Make your own gorgeous Santa sleigh¬†gingerbread house for the festive season and fill with your favourite lollies! It’s simple ūüôā

You can decorate your house with royal icing after you have glued it together, but with¬†this set above, I decorated each piece and then glued together when all the cookies pieces¬†were dried. I prefer to decorate each piece before gluing the house together to ensure my design is the way I want it, rather than run the risk of the RI dripping…unless it is¬†the look you are going for.

CutterCraft Cookie Decorating Starter Classes Рwith Royal Icing

Dahna from CutterCraft will teach you the art of Cookie Decorating. In this hands on class you will learn how to decorate cookies using royal icing and different techniques with handy tips, using simple and delicious recipes. Loads of learning, practicing, decorating, laughs and meeting new friends. Included in all classes is a complete information book filled with our favourite recipes, tips and tricks and ideas to help you on your cookie decorating journey at home.

 

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A simple video to show you how to quickly cut out your desired scallop size and also ruffle (frill) the edges using a ball tool and modelling pad. All products available at CutterCraft. Please also see our 2 different picture tutorials with full instructions, showing you different ways to use these marvellous templates.

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http://youtu.be/zdp9sZygLFc

 

Now you can cut whichever width chevron design you like, thick or thin, narrow or wide. Long or short. It is a double sided template. Any which way to suit your project, whether it be a cake or a cookie! It is super simple to cut out using our straight edge cutter and with a little practice on the transfer method, you will have gorgeous results every time. There are baking baking <a style=

Please also see our picture tutorial with full instructions

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Chevron acrylic template and cutter

 

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What a wonderful creation for wedding favours, christenings or just to impress!

I hope you all try it once you see how easy it is and I’d love you to post your creations on my FB page too ūüôā The result may look like ‘rocket science’, but it is clever and simple…I just¬†had a play and I hope you do too. In no means is it perfect, but as a whole, the look of these¬†biscuits is very effective and as I always say, practice makes perfect confidence.

Depending on your recipe, you will need about¬†‘outlining’ piping¬†consistency royal icing (RI), paint brush, blotting¬†cloth (I used paper towel) and a bit of water..that’s it ! See Royal Icing recipe here.

You want your RI ‘drop’ to hold it’s own shape to what you have piped, you do not want it to spread into a blob (too thin) and you do not want it to spiral out of your tip (too thick)

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Using the medium acrylic scallop template for this 10″ cake was a breeze to create…and very enjoyable, not to mention creating it ombre style, made for it extra lovely.

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So many gorgeous layered looks can be created with these simple, acrylic scalloped templates. 3 sizes available caters for every size cake to proportion. These are so simple to cut using a scalpel, at first I was concerned, but after cutting my first, it was super easy, with a wonderful, clean, sharp edge. TIP Рwhen cutting your fondant, hold your scalpel more upright, than on an angle, this way you can manoeuver you blade in and out of the scallops with ease. I hope you find this tutorial informative and exciting, to create a masterpiece of your own.

FullSizeRender Now you too can create your own chevron¬†decorated cake or cookie! A dual sided¬†chevron acrylic template, small and large with the ability to make each chevron strip as thick or as thin as you like. Yes, that’s right 2 different chevron sizes on the same template, plus with this comes a straight edge cutter to make perfect cuts every time and the best thing is that you can make any chevron width you like, you are not limited to one thickness or size! I hope you find these instructions clear and simple enough, but as with trying any new product, it does take¬†patience and practice. Before long you will be transferring with ease. As for now, we cannot make a perfect sharp chevron cutter, I have thought out of the box, to try providing a solution, and I think this is a pretty good one…It was new to me as a thought in Oct 2014, now a product to be mastered and executed well in Jan 2015. There are certainly other products on the market, different, but to achieve the same result, but I hope you see the ingenuity of this template and enjoy learning with me along the way.

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Make your own gorgeous mini gingerbread house for the festive season or high tea! It’s simple ūüôā

You can decorate your house with royal icing after you have glued it together, but with¬†this set above, I decorated each piece and then glued together when all the cookies pieces¬†were dried. I prefer to decorate each piece before gluing the house together to ensure my design is the way I want it, rather than run the risk of the RI dripping…unless it is for the look of snow on the roof top ūüôā

About 6 months or more ago, I watched a tutorial¬†(twice) of the amazing Paul Bradford Sugar School wiring petals making a gorgeous fantasy flower. I have https://thesquarepdx.org/soma/ used what I saw to have a play myself. I have not watched any other tutorials or spent hours on the internet looking how to make them, I watched it and and had a go at it. So, it’s not at all perfect and I’m sure others do different ways or techniques and I know there is immense room for improvement…but, we all have to start somewhere, don’t we?!

This is for those who have purchased a CutterCraft starter cupcake kit. It is a short video of how to make a few extra cute flowers using your kits, with a different technique of using the tools. I find I use this technique more and more to create more details in each flower. Now, with a few simple steps, create a gorgeous http://www.pythagorasandthat.co.uk/buy-clomid frangipani and other cute cupcake toppers in addition to all those on your DVD. Follow us on Facebook for the next DVD, intermediate level, but using the exact same tools and cutters in your kits!

 

To purchase your starter cupcake & DVD set decorating  kit click link below

https://www.cuttercraft.com.au/shop/kits/starter-cupcake-decorating-kit-plus-dvd-set/

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