Thursday, June 07, 2007

Butterfly Cookie Cutters, Anyone?

Well, I give up. Almost anyway.

I've been attempting to find butterfly cookie cutters...or to be exact, ONE butterfly cookie cutter...for the sweet girl's birthday celebration. Who knew this would be such a challenge?

I've tried several stores but thus far haven't turned up one. I decided to see if I could find one on Amazon, since I was placing an order for some books and another couple of small gifts for her birthday. Found one that looked just about perfect, and it only cost $1.17. But then they tried to throw something like $7 dollars shipping onto the amount, since it doesn't ship directly from them.

Sorry, but I'm not spending an extra $7 for someone to mail me a light-weight thin piece of metal shaped like a butterfly. I am guessing actual shipping costs on something like that would be a dollar or less.

S. has been adamant that she wants no cake this year, only ice cream and my special banana chocolate chip muffins (with candles in them). Which is grand. But her love of butterflies led me to think what a neat idea it would be if I made butterfly shaped cookies that we could then use to make ice cream sandwiches.

I'm sure someone crafty is probably thinking I could just shape/cut the cookie dough into butterfly shapes by hand, but unfortunately I am just not that artistic. And I'd like them to actually look like butterflies instead of amorphous shapes that might look like butterflies if you squinted really hard and used your imagination.

Oh butterfly, butterfly, wherefore art thou butterfly!?


Erin said...

Yay butterflies! You know, I don't think I've seen any of them lately. Usually we have a bunch fluttering around our yard by now, but not this year...

Anyway, if you're interested, we've got a butterfly cookie cutter we'd be happy to lend you. It's plastic, not metal, but it's pretty nice... I can stick it in the mail first thing tomorrow!

Beth said...

Wow! You HAVE one? I was beginning to think they didn't exist except in my wistful imagination, or in nice pictures on Amazon that only serve to tempt me to spend ridiculous amounts on shipping.

I would love it if you wouldn't mind lending it. Plastic is fine -- I'm not at all picky. :-) And hey, maybe this will be even more impetus for us to get our act together and try to get to Erie in July, so I could return it in person!

Do you still have my snail mail address, or do you need me to send it via email?

Erin said...

Not a ptoblem! I've got your address so I'll send it off in the morning. Hope it does the trick! :)

Beth said...

Thanks, Erin! That's wonderful!

Beth said...

Woo-hoo! It came today (that was QUICK!). And it's perfect. Even the size I was looking for!

Thank you, Erin. I'll have to let you know how the cookies/ice-cream sandwiches turn out!

Erin said...

Wow! That *was* quick! You're very welcome, and glad it's the right size! :)