Monday, 22 August 2011

Crabby

Cookie cutters are great aren't they? Well, some are. Some are just a bit rubbish. I found this random selection in a charity shop a few weeks ago - yes, I know I already bought a load here, but I can't help myself, they call to me - however to be honest they're a bit of a mixed bag.


Hmm, lets see shall we? Heart - yes, yes very pretty, have several already, should have no excuse not to be presenting my loved ones with intricately decorated tokens of adoration on a daily basis, in practise make an appearance once a year for Valentine's day. This Christmas they are all being rounded up, having gingham ribbon tied round them, and being used as shabby chic decorations on the tree. Cox and Cox or RE: would probably charge a fortune for 'vintage upcycled ornaments' like that. Bell and Snowman, so far so seasonal. I have a feeling that once baked the snowman is going to look more like the Yuletide cello - the proof will be in the festive pudding. Egg has great potential for garish decoration with dolly mixtures at Easter despite its boringly functional shape, so also a keeper. The flat-footed rabbit and chick wearing Alexa Chung's brogues can keep it company.

At the top you'll see what I excitedly decided was a vampire bat - look at him dramatically swooping above the heart - but have sadly come to realise is in fact another member of the really crap dinosaur gang on the right. Aren't they hopeless? Boy1 went through an exhaustive and exhausting dinosaur phase a couple of years ago so I already have a set of prehistoric pals - far better and more terrifying than this shower, whom I only really identified because of the brontosaurus, which seemed more likely than manta-ray. Or mis-shapen orang-utan. Turn the 'bat' right way up and he's supposed to be a stegosaurus, although it could pass as a porcupine. The T-Rex looks more like a parrot, and God only knows what the other one is meant to represent. Boy1 suggested a chasmosaurus, and I bow to his superior knowledge. Anyway, if anyone wants the dino trio let me know - bat boy has had species re-assignment and is staying with mama for Halloween.

£1.95 for the above would have been a little disappointing if it hadn't been for the awesomeness below - the jewel in the crown of my cookie cutter collection so far. Ladies and gentlemen - I give you...the CRAB.

Mmm, crab cookies. Nom [as people inexplicably say these days]


Look at his mighty pincers! Now that's a cookie cutter. Perfect for grumpy old neighbours, Cancerian birthdays and meetings of the local STD clinic. And it has come all the way from the US of A, with Ann Clark's Crab Cookies recipe still tied to it. Of course, if I ever get round to dressing either of the kids up like this, they'll be the perfect accompaniment! I've not read my horoscope, but I predict an afternoon of crustacean based baking coming up very soon!

Over and out, crab fans!

Lakota x


Linking up again to Magpie Monday

31 comments:

  1. I'm not sure....looks a bit like the map of Australia to me. But then my grasp of geography was always a bit suspect :S

    K xx

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  2. mwuahahahaha this is so hillarious but i gotta tell you that I too salute on Boy1 on his prehistoric knowledge, i wouldnt know the difference! i couldnt stop laughing on the vampire bat and Crab looks Fab hahaha...

    wishing u a great weekend! x susan

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  3. "...and meetings of the local STD clinic" ha! As a fellow biscuit cutter fan I can appreciate the joy in your crab find. Great shape, as in might actually look like a crab once baked, and a decent size for actual eating. I got an eiffel tower the other day, wahoo!

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  4. What a fab idea for a collection! They will look great in a big glass jar!

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  5. Loving the commentary! I wish I'd had that crab cutter for a mermaid&pirate party I had once. I resorted to doing something with croissants for crabs ;) Thanks for linking up with Magpie Monday.

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  6. Wont you be everyone's favourite when you start mad baking crustaceans and giving the gift of sweet crabs all over town. Sweet find.

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  7. Now thinking of Bill Bailey's thoughts on crabs; sideways quizlings!! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  8. I vote you keep the "dinosaur" upside down - it's MUCH cooler as a vampire bat & you're all set for Halloween.

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  9. Thanks for the laugh - yes the crab cookie cutter is a dream. I'd only heard of crab cakes before (groan).

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  10. I swear to you - as one of Ann's fellow Americans, I had no idea that she was infiltrating other lands with her crabs.

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  11. The crab is fab !! We bought a box of cutters in the Lakeland sale a few years ago. The bat we have is rubbish, you always end up having to poke dough out of it's wings, so it is totally deformed, there is also the word LOVE which always gets stuck up.
    We have some ace Thomas the Tank Engine ones though, the Fat Controller is a bit dodgy though and can end up looking like a seal :)
    Twiggy xg

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  12. I do like that crab, as a non-biscuit eater I'd be tempted to stick him on a chain and wear him as jewellery . x

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  13. Christmas cellos - a new holiday favourite! A great collection, I never see things like that in my charity shops - I think the volunteers must steal them x

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  14. Love those dinosaur cutters!

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  15. I have never seen a crab cutter - and i love him. orangey biscuits?
    x

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  16. I still can't shake off my teenage astrology/horoscope fascination. I'd love a crab cookie to match my crabby cancerian persona!

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  17. I'm also a cancerian so do feel free to send me cookies any time you like. :-)

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  18. Love the lil chick, you can bake for all the holidays!

    E :)

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  19. Yay! Crab cookies!!!

    (Let me tell you, that brontosaurus cookie cutter is pure evil! Totally impossible to get the cookie to the pan without breaking his little neck and/or tail.)

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  20. You are now the queen of the cookie cutter - please accept this honour from me ;o) Mwahaha at the crab cutter, i would so like to knock up a batch of crab biscuits to take into work straight faced - it would be rude not to share the crabs ;o) Scarlett x

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  21. Couldn't quite work out the crab cutter straight away. It looked more like a fluffy cat to me. Pussies and crabs - hmmmm!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  22. I'm not sure my favourite crab joke works without visuals. Anyhoo... he is a mighty fine cutter. All my cookie cutters are shaped like dinosaurs. All of them. And that's how I like it

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  23. Never mind crab cookies. Use the crab cutter to shape burgers & cut matching shapes out of bread. Hey Presto, you have Spongebob's Krabby Patties. I'd have to try it at least once, but then again I probably shouldn't be allowed out alone.

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  24. brilliant, that really made me laugh! Loved the link to the fancy dress costumes...especially loving the seaweed one that looks like someone covered in vomit...nice! x the crab is super fab by the way!!

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  25. Hilarious! However I think you're being too hard on your dino cutters but that's perhaps because i don't have any and don't know how rubbish they probably turn out. Charlie is currently experiencing the same exhaustive phase so I was excited to find him some cute dinosaur bun cases the other day.

    The crab is ace though. Happy cutting!

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  26. Love the crab cookie cutter. "Meetings of the local STD clinic"? OMG you're too funny!

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  27. You crack me up Lakota! I always giggle profusely when I read your blog! My boyfriend bought a pair of cookie cutters for his flatmate who is moving back to South Africa which are in the shape of the UK (Main bit plus Ireland). It's a sweet idea but hmmmmm. (Apparently some pedant complained when they went into the shop because it didn't have a tiny isle of wight seperate cutter!)

    I love your crab!

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  28. Can't believe you got your pincers on that fab crab cookie cutter, I have a HUGE collection and when I can be bothered to drag them out to photograph I shall blog about them, great finds as ever hon. x

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  29. oh these are awesome. my collection is limited to a heart and a deformed flower!! haha!

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  30. oh these are awesome. my collection is limited to a heart and a deformed flower!! haha!

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