Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cookie Cutter organisation and storage

Today's scheduled post has been cancelled due to bad weather.

It's great living where I do, in fact it's called the Sunshine State, but the downside is that weeks on end of rain really put you out when your not used to it. Well for me anyway.

So today's post is not happening and instead I will share how I store my cookie cutters.

But first a little self promotion :)

Hey did you know I will be doing a handmade wedding demonstration at the Bleeding Heart in Brisbane on the 27th of April. I'll show you how to make the pretty stacked cookies in these pictures, how to make simple fondant blossoms to decorate cookies and cakes, talk about tips for making cupcakes, show how to cover a smooth fondant cupcake and a swirly frosted cupcake and provide a handout which will include tips, instructions and the recipe for sugar cookies and cupcakes.

The demonstration is only $30, a portion of the funds goes to supporting local artists and you can book online: CLICK HERE

Anyhoo back to cookie organisation.

I have a pretty simple system which helps me to find the cookies pretty quickly. I store them in plastic containers from the dollar stores which cost around $2 each. They stack up really well and are a good height to fit in one layer of cutters. You can buy deeper/higher ones that fit in more cutters but I like the single layer 'cause it means I can turn them upside down and easily see what is inside.

I pop my cutters into like groups eg: Christmas cutters, Garden cutters, princess cutters, boy cutters (cars and tools), Bird cutters, I have some just for copper cutters cause they are so pretty I like to keep them together. My system probably only makes sense to me, but you gotta use what works for you :)

Copper Cookie Cutters from Ecrandal - sigh

Then I have this Billy bookcase with doors I picked up from Ikea and they fit in pretty well. I have a plan one day to pop label on the sides to make it even easier to find the's on my to do day.

I do actually have lots more stored in my new creative space cupboards, but you get the idea.

I also have a 'clutter' draw which is for storing stuff after I use it until I put it away, y'know cutters, tips, fondant tools etc. Clutter tip # make sure you clear out your clutter draw on  regular basis otherwise it doesn't matter how organize the rest of your stuff is - I know this from experience.

Yup so that's how I store my cutters, for more cookie organization and storage ideas check out the following posts by other bloggers. They have way more cookie cutters than me and the different ideas are great:

Sweet Sugarbelle Organisation and Storage

Cristin's Cookies: Let's talk organisation

CookieCrazie - I used to have a similar system to this for my fondant tools and cutters

The Partioligist - Lets get organized

and back to stacked cookies - check out these super pretty ones above I made for 'Tickle the Imagination' online magazine. The recipe and instructions are on page 36 and 37 of this month's issue. In fact the whole issue is totally charming so you must click on over and have a look - CLICK HERE to view online for free.


Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores:

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Or at Fishpond (free shipping Australia)
Sweets on a Stick: More Than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, Cookies, and Pies on the Go! 


  1. Thanks for a great blog post. It was inspiring (thanks to the Ikea cupboards and storage solutions!!!) and nice to know that I'm not the only 'organise freak' in Brisbane. I don't think the link to the Bleeding Heart demo is in the post - can you please send it to me as I might just come to it if the date works out.

  2. Your organisation es great! Ikea is a solution for a lot of us in order to have our "treasures" stored :) But the most I like is your cookie cake, if I can call it on this way :)) Sorry, my English isn´t very good :P
    Kisses from Spain.

  3. Really love those shallow containers Linda. Makes so much more sense. Mine are in larger containers but I find I hAve to pull them out and have. Good rummage around. I'm constrained by space - I've commandeered the bottom cupboard shelf for all my cake stuff. I've used a small paper shopping bag as my junk drawer but don't empty it out as often as I should. Invariably I'll be about to pipe something and I find the tip I've been searching for in the bottom of the bag! One day I'll have a cake room......sigh. Good luck with your demo/course. Those stacked cake cookies are just divine.
    D x

  4. Those cookie cakes are divine and I want to eat. Cookie swooning. I am so pinning and would love to share your picture linking to your amazing work on my blog this week.

  5. Hi Linda please come to Melbourne and do a tutorial plz plz plz

  6. Sorry for the bad weather, but the wedding cake cookies are gorgeous! Also, thank you for the link to my storage system!

  7. those stacked cookies, both versions are so pretty! Hour cookie cutter storing system makes sense to me!

  8. They're pretty and they're one of my favorite - cookies! Love all of your cookie cutter, priceless beauties. Got my eye on your next posts.

  9. I have to declare that those wedding cake cookie stacks are so beautiful! :D Love the shading on the flowers :)