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Decent set, lots of selection.
on November 2, 2014
Large collection of many different cookie cutters, so that you can find what you're looking for -- whether it's a cemetery theme (tombstone, coffin, etc.), classic Halloween theme (pumpkin, bat, ghost, etc.), or a fall theme (apple, maple leaf, other leaf). That being said, 2 of the "classic Halloween" cookie cutters -- which are the ones that I love using! -- are not very good. These are the cat and the witch on a broomstick. The cat is simply a housecat sitting upright -- hardly your stereotypical arched-back Halloween cat -- and the witch is rather misshapen. It's hard to describe exactly what she looks like, but suffice it to say that it takes *a lot* of deocorative icing to make her look like anything at all; without icing, I'm always asked what "that one" is supposed to be. She looks a bit like a crooked triangle run through by something approximating a broom.
As I mentioned, I like Halloween cookies for their children's party appeal, and this set does not quite do it for me. If I could, I would replace the apple and a few other shapes with a witch's hat or boot, and obviously upgrade the cat and the witch-on-a-broom. That being said, I love the shape of the ghost (very cute and with a long, wavy side tail) and I love that this set includes a moon. That was very original and surprising, but has turned out to be quite useful!