I was invited to the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Cutups, a bi-annual gathering of people interested in the collection, history and making of cookie cutters and molds. My good friend, Joy, has belonged to this group almost 20 years and I finally took the time to attend as her guest. The theme was toy or miniature cookie cutters. The hostess, Cassandra made a presentation on company brands that produce miniature cutters. It is absolutely amazing how many cookie cutters that are out there. Celebrity chefs are even getting in on the market making cutters for pie crusts, cookies and holiday baking.
Rocky Mountain Cutups have a blog site profiling their past meetings with pictures.
The fun part of the meeting was Show and Tell. Two members had a picture scrapbook of a road trip they made to Illinois to see a former member. This member, Gary, has 19,000+ cookies cutters he has collected from all over the world. One of his most recent finds was this Abraham Lincoln cutter below.
Mae, who is a cute 80-something, brought the tiniest cookie cutter of a gingerbread man.
Arlene, shared that she was featured in a national article on her cookie cutter collections. Joy brought her collection of child-size kitchen tools and accompanying cutters. Joy and Char both brought cutters that were shaped so that the cookie sat on the lip of a cup for tea. Here are the wing cookies on a cup.
My show and tell was my describing my food blog and the February posting on macarons. I stayed up until 1:30 am making macarons to share with the group!
I didn’t stay for the whole day but I found out I’ll be helping out with the next meeting in August. The theme will be Mad Hatters! All about hats!