Customizable Cookie Cutter for Text
Use the customizer to choose the word or text for your cookie cutter. You can also customize the following options:
- Font size
- Letter spacing
- Underline / underline height
- Wall height & thickness
- Top support overhang & height
- Number of horizontal support lines
- Horizontal support height / offset
You can temporarily turn on the "cookie preview" option to see what the inside/cookie shape will look like, but be sure to turn the preview off before saving or printing.
To keep your cookie letters joined, we can do two things:
- An optional underline is recommended to ensure each letter touches
- Letter spacing less than 100% helps some letters join in other places
The top support (which prints on the bottom) is useful for keeping the cookie cutter itself together as one piece. It includes configurable horizontal support lines so that any "islands" within letters stay connected. You may need to adjust support lines (number, height, offset) to ensure the cookie cutter is connected as one piece. Between the support lines, it remains open to allow for easier removal of dough from the cookie cutter.
ALL CAPITAL letters tend to work best, both in terms of being more likely to produce a working cookie cutter with adequate support (no unconnected islands), as well as producing a more readable final cookie. Lowercase can work too, but you'll just have to be more careful.
Let me know in the comments if you found this thing useful or have any suggestions.
Note: Check your equipment and filament for food safety before using this with real food. I can't make any guarantees about suitable materials or equipment, so you're on your own!
Nov 11, 2018 - (v2.1) Removed character from comment line causing Customizer error
Sep 3, 2016 - (v2) Added configurable horizontal support lines and underline size
Aug 5, 2016 - (v1) Lowered the minimum fragment size for smoother outer corners
Aug 4, 2016 - (v0) First version