HAMMER SONG TIN-Wisconsin Artisans Create "Cookie Cutters to Make You Laugh, Cry,Giggle or Remember"
If you've looked around lately in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, there is an terrific company out there. It's name is HAMMER SONG . The owners, Bill and Betsy Cukla hand make over 150 original tin, flatbacked cookie cutters that are whimsical, artsy, creative - definately NOT your run-of-the-mill dime store variety that everyone has. NO, these cookie cutters have been coveted by collectors and bakers throughout the world for 30 years!
Rose Levy Berenbaum, THE baker extraordinaire has called HAMMER SONG cookie cutters "THE best cookie cutters bar none". That's high praise. What makes their cookie cutters so popular? It's the Cuklas attention to detail and superb craftsmanship, it's their original designs that truly do make you laugh, cry, giggle, or remember-Hammer Song's motto and trademark.
Where else but Hammer Song can you find cutters like "The Skating Bear"-an adorable bear outfitted with a scarf and skakes, or "The Pie Baker"-a matronly grandmother proudly showing off her freshly baked pie with rolling pin in hand, or "The Tobaggan Ride"-a boy on a sled with his ever faithful friend, his dog along for the ride"? It's hard to imagine that these are COOKIE CUTTERS as well as little works of art.
The totally cool designs are the work of Betsy Cukla who takes inspiration for her cutter designs from her surroundings and her childhood memories. As Betsy says, "People choose cookie cutters mostly for memory making with family, friends, loved ones and in and for the pursuit of love and happiness and happy times.
Bill and Betsy Cukla have been honored to be the recipients of numerous accolades worldwide. To name a few, they have been featured in The Washington Post newspaper, the Washingtonian Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Early American Life, Country Home, Country Living and have graced the cover of Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Pulbications for four years in a row. Museums such as The Smithsonian Institute, The Museum of American Folk Art, The Carnegie Mellon Institute have all recognized Hammer Song. Colonial Williamsburg and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center are some of Hammer Song's clients. The White House has recognized Hammer Song as well as the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Hammer Song has been included in many wonderful cookbooks including Rose Levy Berenbaum's "Rose's Christmas Cookies" by William and Morrow.
In addition to making their line of stellar cookie cutters for all to enjoy, Betsy teaches fabulous hands-on cookie decorating classes and Pie Workshops. Where does she find the time? Betsy"s cookie company, Rolling Pin Cookies also sells her gloriously decorated cookies (made with Hammer Song cutters, of course). Tasty, exquisite cookie creations just TOO pretty to eat! although we do-down to the last little decadent morsel.
Of course, we've whetted your appetite for HAMMER SONG cookie cutters and now you need their entire line! Hammer Song cookie cutters may be purchased directly from Bill and Betsy Cukla,through fine shops, and at craft shows. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about HAMMER SONG, visit their blogspot.Hammer Song cookie cutters/cookie designs are protected by copyright laws. All rights reserved.