Working with what you have…it’s a simple notion, but not always easy for a person like me. Often, when I have a idea I’m not satisfied until I’ve recreated exactly what I see in my head.
In a perfect world I wouldn’t live eighty miles from everything I need. But since I do, I’ve had to learn to be creative with my available materials and supplies. Which brings me to these sharks.
Can you believe that the girl who owns thousands of cutters has only one shark cookie cutter? True story. This is the one from the Wilton Animal Pals set.
It works but I don’t love the fact that it doesn’t have a bottom fin. Instead of hand cutting, piecing, or paying shipping on a single cutter, I decided to make it work.
I sometimes have to remind myself that special cutters aren’t a requirement for exceptional cookies.
Use gray piping icing with a #2 tip to outline the cookie as shown below.
With a little creativity, you can transform even the simplest cutter into something a little more personalized and unique. Color and other cookie designs add even more visual appeal. I used tutorials from some of my favorite cookie decorators to round out this set.