Say it with cookies






LinkWhere cooking gadgets are concerned, I don't have a lot of room for blenders, steamers, mixers or those cute new cupcake makers in my tiny little hovel of a kitchen. But when I was browsing the interwebz a few months ago, my eyes settled on these Williams Sonoma (the American version of Lakeland) cookie cutters. Alas, after adding them to my cart I realised they didn't ship to the UK. Woe is me. I emailed them and even considered investing in one of those PO Box companies which would ship them on to me but for baking paraphernalia I decided that seemed a little excessive.

So when amazingly generous Hayley, from
Ceriselle, announced she was off to San Francisco and asked if anyone wanted her to grab them anything, I emailed her begging her to search out a Williams Sonoma, whatever one may look like, and hunt down a particular box of cookie cutters.
At this point, I did realise I was becoming quite obsessive about a load of molded plastic, but infatuation had taken hold and I was already fantasizing about the wordplay-inspired fun I could have in the kitchen.


Hayley brought them back the States for me in her suitcase, which I cannot thank her enough for, and it's taken me until now to try them out because guess what? I didn't own a rolling pin. and apparently NOWHERE IN NORTH LONDON SELLS ROLLING PINS!

Anyway, after tracking down one of those lesser-spotted homeware shops and making a food-colouring massacre in the kitchen, the much-loved results are above. I just love them, I keep having ideas of what to write on them- swear words mainly, thanks to Sarah! But also, how brilliant would they be as place cards for a wedding? Everyone's name imprinted on them or as favours for guests to take away? Or even as wedding cake decorations! Can you tell I'm getting carried away? For now, I think I'll just need to be satisfied with my little Alice fantasy.

62 comments:

  1. Gosh I think I want some now! xx

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  2. How brilliant! Rude words would be the first thing I would think of too. As for cooking equipment, I usually buy anything we need from our Asda online grocery shop, it is too hard trying to find these things in stores (I'm North too). Though actually I think our rolling pin came from Freecycle!

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  3. Yay! They look awesome!
    Williams Sonoma is a more amazing version of Lakeland (and I'm pretty obsessed with Lakeland) I spent so much time in that shop!
    I like the sweary biscuits as well.

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  4. I love those! As for rolling pins if you cant find them you can always use old mr trusty wine bottle!

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  5. I'm so jealous! I was gutted when I found out those were only available in the US :(

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  6. oh man I need those so much!

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  7. OMG you got some!! Awesome!

    They look amazing!!!

    I need some now!! lol

    x x

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  8. These are super cute, I love that you can personalise them! I basically buy all my kitchen gadgets from amazon, I can't be bothered trying to find bits and pieces in stores! NHG x

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  9. These look so cute! Such a good idea for personalising cookies. x

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  10. Oh I LOVE them, they're so pretty and so much neater than my attempts! My sweary biscuits are going up soon, they were a great success. You must make them!

    And thanks for the link originally, I would never have asked for them if it wasn't for you! (PS THANKS HAYLEY)

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  11. Oh they're glorious! I'd have been straight in there with the dirty words though, haha!

    Do Lakeland not sell rolling pins? That does surprise me! Or I would have assumed that the homeware section in John Lewis/similar department store would have one. Hey ho, glad you finally found one!

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  12. Oh my gosh, what an amazing idea! Swearwords should definitely be on the cards!... I mean on the biscuits.

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  13. Oh I love these, wanna eat one now! x

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  14. I love the fact that you can personalise them, would make such great wedding favours or similar :) The biscuits also look yummy...starting to feel VERY hungry!

    Maria xxx

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  15. Oh my goodness. These are so cute! I want a cookie now! :P

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  16. Oh my! These are are amazing! I'm such a sucker for baking goods, when I went to the US last year I came home with a suitcase packed to bursting with baking things but I didn't see these. I think its time to beg my friend to send me some...

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  17. very cute, i wish someone would sell these in the UK!
    I second Ani, a wine bottle makes a trusty rolling pin :D

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  18. so cool. and how lovely of her!
    xoxo

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  19. these biscuits look completely gorgeous and almost too good to eat.. haha only joking I would totally munch them all down yumyumyum. Such a super present =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  20. I really love these! Inspiring my to bake some biscuits- and I have cutters in the cupboard! Unfortunately our kitchen is rather distressing atm.. I'd be too afraid of catching rabies to roll dough on any surface haha

    I'm always impressed by the kitchenware available in wilkos!

    and yep le tigre lyrics ;) well spotted!

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  21. Oh my, the wedding place-card idea is fab! Can't believe they don't sell these in the UK- boo :(
    They'd make amazing personalised pressies!

    Danni
    xxx

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  22. These are so beautiful - we are tres jealous!

    http://betty-magazine.blogspot.com

    x x x

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  23. those are so gorgeous! how does it work? are the words already set or can you create your own?

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    x

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  24. So cute! You could use them as clues for a treasure hunt... or very delicious scrabble

    K xx


    http://duenotice.blogspot.com/

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  25. Those word biscuits are absolutely incredible - so jealous!

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  26. these look amazing, i want a set now!! x

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  27. Woooah. Those have got to be the coolest cookie cutters ever! How awesome that you can customize them to say whatever you'd like. Very, very cool. I wish I could bake now! haha

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  28. Oh they are fantastic!! Can´t wait to see the swear word ones tho! ;)
    xxx

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  29. They look so cute! I especially like the 'eat me' Alice in Wonderland ones and the 'twinkle' stars...ahh:)
    Xx

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  30. They are amazing!!!
    I would love to eat one with a swear word on, probably bollocks, nothing better than a bollocks biscuit. haha!

    xx

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  31. The cookie cutters are amazing!! I'm loving the words on them. So unique!
    I think they'd be great as place cards for a wedding!

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  32. Those biscuits are beautiful, and would definitely be a pretty (and tasty) place marker. The Lakeland catalogue arrived through my letterbox recently - I couldn't believe how much crap they're peddling! I love a good kitchen gadget, but they are taking it too far.

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  33. Aaaw these are adorable! I'm not surprised you felt so strongly about acquiring them, what wonderful results! I think the place names idea is a great, especially for kids parties! jazzy ♥

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  34. You should deffo use these as wedding favours, so lovely. They would look great tied up with some ribbon
    xx

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  35. These are brilliant, I can see why you lusted after them for so long. I would so have gone for rude words, but they would make amazing wedding favours too. I want them now! Sally x

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  36. Now I need them! *emails American pals*
    I would probably make them say a number of ridiculous injokes between my boyfriend & I. Or swear words. probably swear words.

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  37. Haha I'd love some biscuits that said 'boobs' and 'arse' on...imagine getting them out by accident when your grandma came round lol x

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  38. Wow they are so cute, i love your idea of the wedding place settins usuing them. I tried to buy a rolling pin a few weeks ago to make shortbread and you're right, NOWHWRE had them, i had to steal one from my mum x

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  39. I have these :)

    http://iheartkatiecakes.blogspot.com/2010/10/awesome-things-i-bought-in-america-part.html

    So awesome!!

    Katie xox

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  40. If you ask me, your determination was worth it as the cutters look lovely

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  41. Can I have one please....?
    :)

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  42. Dear Eleanor, I love your little Alice Fantasy! The biscuits look great, I'm hungry now.

    You can definitely have some fun with those! xx

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  43. They look amazing! They've made me feel so hungry haha! x

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  44. They look totally awesome! Definitely try the swearwords though!

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  45. These are brilliant, love the wedding idea.

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  46. I so need these in my life, and so endless amounts of fun to be had with words xx

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  47. Ok, might possibly be contemplating a trip to America solely to buy these! Think I'm the obsessive one, haha! x

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  48. They are so cool! I want some :( I think we should have a big blog bake off soon so we can all taste each others creations instead of just drooling at photos! xx

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  49. Absolutely brilliant!!! Has to be the coolest and tastiest way to give a message to somebody!!

    XOX,
    Karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  50. these are lovely, and what cute valentines presents! must admit you have made me a tad hungry xx

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  51. they would make perfect wedding favours!

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  52. So awesome. I want someone to make these for me (it would be a disaster if I tried it myself). x

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  53. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥lovellllllly photos♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  54. Oh gosh yes! You know if you lived nearer I would be so begging to borrow them off you for wedding purposes! (And nowhere in N London sells rolling pins? You poor souls!)

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  55. How cool! Love, love, love these, any chance your friend could go back and pick some up for me?!

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  56. Haha, as soon as you said 'swear word cookies', my rotten mind IMMEDIATELY thought of w-nk biscuits! Filth.

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  57. They would be fab for a wedding like you say, abso adore your creations xxx

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  58. ah man these are amazing! What a lucky girl you are! so cute!
    good old ceriselle thats so kind of her!
    Looking forward to seeing my name on a cookie at a future party! hehe
    xxx p.s oh gawd, louise is defs a girl who's wardrobe id like to steal! xxx

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  59. Aww these are gorgeous!
    I'd be chuffed to bits if I went to a wedding and had one of these as my place card! X

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