For quirky cookies with a sense of humour, check out Bakerlogy’s 3D-printed cookie cutters.
They come in a variety of designs, from Alice In Wonderland-themed sets to cut-outs of couples in naughty positions.
Ms Louise Loh, 29, started the online shop two years ago. She was studying for a master’s degree in business, which led her to explore using technology in innovative ways. “I was thinking of how to create unique and personalised items for customers,” she said.
Besides her catalogue of designs, which includes anatomically correct brains and several cars, Ms Loh also sells customised cookie cutters. A dog-bone cookie cutter with a name on it costs between $10.50 and $37.50, depending on its size.
Ms Loh, who owns several 3D printers, said that the cookie cutters are made at home using thermoplastic. The material is dishwasher-safe, and can also be washed with warm, soapy water.
While it can be convenient to outsource 3D printing to external companies, Ms Loh said that she wanted to keep everything in-house to control the quality.
She said: “A 3D printer is not like a photocopying machine, where you press a button and an item comes out. It requires some sort of skill.” She also added that 3D printing has several advantages over the traditional mass-market option.
“With 3D printing, my inventory can be kept very low,” she said.
3D printing is also cheaper than creating a custom mould for the standard manufacturing process.
“I can also create something new every day,” she added.
Aside from Bakerlogy, Ms Loh also uses her machines to create prototypes for other industries, such as fashion.
Although she runs a cookie cutter business, Ms Loh said that she was never a baking enthusiast.
“I learnt baking along the way. I would say that I am better at making the cutters than making the biscuits,” she said with a laugh.
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