Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Gadgets: Cake Boss Fondant Cutters (But I used 'em for COOKIES!)

I don't cut a lot of fondant, and I don't expect to in the future, but I like the fondant cutters from Cake Boss for making cookies. They're small, and they're cute. And when I say small, I mean the size of ... oh, let's say animal crackers as opposed to Oreos. The T-Rex was the bulkiest of the bunch, but still only about 2 1/4 inches from nose to tail. The brontosaurus was the slimmest, but a little longer at 2 1/2 inches. They were all pretty much one-bite cookies.

But that's fine. Sometimes small cookies are just what you need.

I tested the dinosaur cutters ($9.99) with a basic roll-out cookie recipe and was really pleased with them. The cutters cut smoothly, the embossing works, and you just press the knob to eject the cookies.

Even more amusing, three of the four cookies in the set were able to stand on their own when I made them thick enough. T-Rex was posed on one foot, so he didn't stand, but he did a fine job leaning. I'm not sure why you'd need to do that, but you can if you want to.

Besides the dinosaur set, there's a springtime set, a princess set, and work truck set, each with four cutters.

I'm not seeing a downside to these, as long as you're happy with the size of the cookies. And of course, you can use these for cutting fondant or pastry or anything else you can think of.