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You See a Snail; I See a Whale

Cute, right?!  I was asked to make these whale cookies for a baby shower.  I have a whale cookie cutter but the whale on the invite was much different from what I have.

{Excuse the lighting in the photos. All photos in this post were taken with my iphone.}

 I picked up this snail cutter in a set from Ikea. {Ikea tends to have some interesting and inexpensive cutters so check them out next time you are there} I actually think this cutter could also pass as a whale with out any modifications but with a little work, I figured I could make this match perfectly. 

So first, I had to cut off the bottom of the snail's body to give the whale a more rounded look.  I did that using the bottom part of a circle cutter.  {The circle cutter pictured is part of a set from World Market.  They are double sided with a plain and scalloped circle which makes them double awesome} I also spread curved the top of the snail's head slightly which will be the top of the whale's tail.  Make sense?

To make the water coming out of the top of the whale, I used the top of a wedding dress cuter.  Once you cut out the dress, use the sail cutter for the bottom so that it will fit nicely on top. Simply place it on top of the whale and bake.  

Once baked, you can see that they adhere nicely to make one cookie.  :)