You know what that means? The sky's the limit. Any cookie shape you have in your head is doable! You just have to decide how you are going to make it happen.
For example......sometimes I'm picky about certain aspects of a shape. So after I cut out the cookie, I change it with my own bare hands. hee hee
For some reason, I don't like the rounded bottom of this mitten shape......
And here is how it turned out all decorated...........
Some of you may be thinking....."Boy, who cares if it is rounded or boxy on the bottom." If you're thinking that.....I appreciate your flexibility and ability to "go with the flow". However, in my way of thinking.....if I'm going to take the time to make dough, roll it out, cut a shape, bake it, put various colors of icing in bags and pipe it on the shape, and then clean up the mess........then I want it to look exactly the way I prefer in my head. Maybe it is just me, but why go to all the trouble if I'm not as happy with it as I can be.
More about cutting shapes coming soon.
Here's another cookie from my winter 2011 collection.
And lots more photos ahead. Yesterday I had a blast doing a new cookie collection. Today I hope to do another. Yes......2011 is going to be a great cookie year. :)