Vintage Miniature Aluminum Cookie Cutters - Set of 11 Animals circa 1950s
Creating holiday memories that last a lifetime...
From the kitchen of a prolific Southern baker and folk artist, this collection of vintage cookie cutters was curated over a thirty-year period of baking bliss by a woman named Alice. As a home cook, a professional freelance cake decorator and an artist, Alice had a sincere passion for food as canvas. It started with cookies of all sizes and shapes. Christmastime was a sure bet but other holidays throughout the year saw Alice just as enthusiastically baking away too. Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Fourth of July, retirement parties, poker night, summer vacations, baby showers. There was no holiday or occasion where a special homemade cookie wouldn't fit in with the festivities.
Like Julia Child did with her pots and pans, Alice displayed her cookie cutters on the wall of her Texas country kitchen - pinned in place for easy grab-and-go accessibility. It was both a wall of inspiration and a functional way to keep track of her whimsical collection. This batch features Alice's miniature cookie cutters hailing from the 1950s in cheerful holiday colors of red, silver, and copper. Ideal for canapes, pet treats, and gift baskets for the kiddos, these cookie cutters are a fun size for making shapes with cheese, butter, dough or bread. Or if you arent the baking type but appreciate awhimsical holiday decor, this batch of eleven cutters also looks lovely hanging from tree limbs as ornaments or secured to a wreath for festive display.
On days when Alice's cookie cutters were at rest, she could still be found in the kitchen playing around with frosting and fondants for her cake decorating business. Funny enough, her big bestseller was not the light and airy layered wedding cakes piped with flowers and bunting, but a confectionary that was a little bit more risque - anatomically correct bachelor and bachelorette party cakes. Alice was full of surprises that way. Her sense of humor and her free-spirit attitude came out in all her creative endeavors. Those artistic jaunts eventually led to paint on canvas, something she still pursues with vigor today.
- Set of eleven cookie cutters includes three horses, two rabbits, two dogs, one cat, two chickens and a lion
- All cutters are made of aluminum and come with pull handles
All the cookie cutters are in strong and sturdy shape. Clean and well cared for, a few cookie cutters contain minor scratches most appearing just under the handle areas - a natural part of wear considering their age and small size. Please see photos
Horses measure 1.75" inches (length) x 1.5" inches (height)
Dogs measure 1.5" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (height)
Rabbits measure 1.5" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (height)
Lion measures 1.5" inches (length) x 1" inches (height)
Chickens measure 1.25" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (width)
Cat measures 1" inch (length) x 1" inch (width)