September 10, 2011
At last count I have approximately three bizillion Halloween-themed cookie cutters. More or less. Ghosts, witches, haunted houses, cauldrons, black cats, Frankensteins, broomsticks, tombstones, pumpkins, fangs, skeletons, spiders and cobwebs, and hebbie jeebie thingies of every shape and size. Just when a girl sits back content in the knowledge that she has all the Halloween cookie cutters she’ll ever need, someone like LilaLoa comes along and makes a mess of Halloween cookies out of boring ordinary ol’ squares that are so cute you wanna pinch their little cookie cheeks. And because this is LilaLoa we’re talking about naturally the squares aren’t cut with a flimsy tin or fancy schmanzy copper cutter. Oooohh nooooo. Little Miss Cookie Ninja cut them with a. kitchen. knife. And then, for no other reason other than to pour salt in my cookie dough she goes and turns a tulip cutter upside down and make it into a skull head, and not just a skull head but an adorable pink bowed girlie cha-cha skull head.
Give. Me. A. Break.
But of course, she’s not the only one out there on a mission to make me feel
a little extremely obsessive for owning ten bizillion Halloween-themed cookie cutters, and in case you were wondering about the seeming inconsistency in the count on my cookie cutters, the UPS truck delivered seven bizillion new cookie cutters between the first and third paragraphs. Anyway, do not even get me started on Sweet Sugarbelle (sweet, my boo-boo stick!) who went and repurposed a tulip cutter for one of the most awesome owl cookies my little cookie-jaded eyes have ever seen. This is the same Sweet Sassy Sugarbelle who has made cookies representing every animal in the animal kingdom (insects and amoebas included) using nothing more than a daisy, heart, and the aforementioned tulip cutter. Am I the only one who thinks that using cookie cutters for a shape other than what they were intended to be used for is….well…unnatural? Don’t you think if God wanted us to make an owl out of a flipping tulip cutter that God would have made owls grow on stems out of the ground? I just ask the questions.
Well, LilaLoa, Sugarbelle and their kind aren’t the only ones that can play at this little cookie cutter confusion game. Please notice, there’s nothing up my sleeve. Now witness the magic and wonder.
I call this one Creepy Scary Cactus Boy
because he was made from…..wait for it wait for it….
a cactus cookie cutter! I have a larger cactus cutter and was planning to make a Creepy Scary Cactus Man but decided that would be overkill, so instead I pulled out my Olympic torch cookie cutter and I now present for your Halloween horror…
Freaky Flaming Feather Head! Oh the chills, oh the thrills!
And now, the grand finale, the pièce de résistance, the creature feature climax….
But first, do you remember my Wallace and Gromit cookies?
Prepare to be amazed.
I know what you’re thinking. Anita, you are not LilaLoa or Sugarbelle. And you’re right. I’m not. I don’t even play them on TV but I
relentlessly stalk completely admire them and want to be like them but not really because I like being like me, because darn it, I’m good enough and I’m smart enough and wow, someone has been in therapy for way too long. Anyway, here are a few more Halloween play cookies and not a tulip, daisy or heart cookie cutter in the bunch.