Anytime that we say that something can be 3D printed as a selfie, it’s likely that this can include a family portrait or a team logo. And this is precisely why an idea like the one Kriszti Bozzai has going over at Etsy has developed some serious fans. That is, if you like baking cookies from scratch and you want your cookie cutters to be custom designed, look no further. Budapest, Hungary-based Bozzai, who goes by the name “Copypastry” on Etsy, can do it for you.
Copypastry opened for business on Etsy in November 2014, and already the shop has received over 1,000 Facebook Likes; people are raving about the cutters in the Etsy Review section. It appears that custom-made cookie cutters are in demand, which makes sense since people frequently bake cookies for special occasions. Why not make that occasion extra special by surprising a loved one with a 3D printed cookie cutter that looks just like them, or you, or your family dog?
The cheapest cutter available from Copypastry is the logo design for $39.57. People are also crazy about their pets in a unique way, and we can see here that you can order your own individual custom-made human or pet portrait cutter for $50.88. Couple cutters are also available for $73.50, and so if you have that special anniversary coming up — why not?
How are these cutters made? Here’s Copypastry’s own description:
“Discover our custom-made cookie cutters! Inspired by your photographs, created by a team of crafty graphic designers and produced with cutting edge 3D printers. Have any silhouette, family portrait, logo or drawing printed and bake your heart out!”
You send Copypastry your photos, and they hand draw a caricature based on the photos. Then the hand-drawn caricature is made into a 3D model and 3D printed in PLA (handwash only), with average product dimensions of 100 mm x 150 mm x 9 mm. The cutters can ship anywhere from Budapest, Hungary, where they are lovingly made.
One Etsy reviewer summarized the custom cutter here, including its sturdiness, which is important in a cookie cutter:
“This is by far the funniest gift anyone could ever receive. I had one made for my sister and brother-in-law, one of my sister and I, and one for my boyfriend. The cookie cutter is NOT flimsy at all and seems to capture the details of the photos. Love, love, love this gift and the shop owner was extremely friendly and willing to take my personal requests into consideration.”
You are probably already getting some of your own fun ideas for what to order from this customized 3D printed cookie cutter business! Discuss in the 3D Printed Cookie Cutter forum over at 3DPB.com.