Oh, this period of the year is very very busy in my life! I spent a wonderful holiday with my family. I know you forgive me I neglected my blog so long. I hope I can make it up to you for a tutorial.
I'm the one who don't like if my tools dictate what I can make. So I make my own tools to produce anything I want. I know there are many mini cutters you can buy, but sometimes you need a different size of them or simply you don't want to pay for them. Now I show you how I make my own heart cutters.
You need: strip of copper sheet (or a piece of tin), any cylindrical thing (this time I used a brush), sciccors or snips and glue. The width of the strip will be a height of your cutter.
Double up the strip and smooth the edge with the brush.
Open apart the strip. Now you have the two wings of the heart.
Bend one of the wing around the brush, then the other wing.
Now you have a symmetrical heart shape.
Cut off the unnecessary part of one wing.
Then fold the other wing onto this short one.
Now you need some glue to fix the overlap. While drying use a tweezer to press together the two parts.
If your heart is too angled or need some correction you can shape it by pressing around the brush.
If you worked well you have a perfect heart cutter.
For a bigger cutter you need a stiffer, thicker material.
I made various sizes of heart cutters, the least is 2.5 mm. These cakes and shortbreads were made by using my own cutters.
Excuse me if my guide is not very clear, but the photos help you understand this tutorial.