Bring on Spring Giveaway and Cutter Offer, Brought to You by Michael Bonne

With tomorrow being the official first day of spring, it seemed only appropriate that we celebrate with a giveaway! Woo hoo!




Thanks to the very generous and talented cookie cutter designer Michael Bonne, dubbed America's Favorite Coppersmith by Martha Stewart, I've got a very special Cookie Connection exclusive for you! Michael is a true artisan whose copper cutters are nothing short of collectible quality, and, as luck would have it, he's designed the following springtime set ("Potting Shed" and "Mini Watering Can") just for this giveaway! 


potting shed 1

potting shed reverse


What's more, he's offering 25% off all of the cutters in his Etsy store (through December 31, 2014) to anyone using the coupon code COOKIECONNECTION2014 upon checkout.




Cutter Set Details:

  • As noted earlier, this is the very first "Potting Shed" cutter set; no others will be made until this giveaway is over. Michael will sign the winner's cutters with "The First One" and the winner's name!
  • Retail price (once released) will be $95.
  • "Potting Shed" is 4 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall. "Mini Watering Can" is 1 3/4 inches wide by 1 1/4 inches tall.
  • Handcrafted solely by Michael from solid copper and food safe solder. Handle is stamped with Michael's maker's marks ("Michael Bonne Made It").
  • Inner design lines emboss the dough; only the outer bands cut the dough. The words "Potting Shed" are just an artistic detail; they will not emboss the dough.

To Enter:

  • Simply tell Michael and me (before April 1, 2014, 5 pm central) why you'd like to win these copper cutters in the comments area below. 
  • Remember, you must be a Cookie Connection member to comment on this site. To join, just click on "Join Community" in the upper left of our home page and follow the sign-up prompts.

Other Giveaway Details:

  • The winner will be determined by random number generator at the close of the giveaway, again on April 1, 5 pm central. The person whose comment position matches the number drawn by the random number generator will win the cutter set.
  • The winner will be put in touch with Michael via email to discuss the cutter inscription and other details about redeeming the prize. The winner must make contact with Michael within a week of the giveaway (by April 8, 5 pm central), or another winner will be selected.


Don't Forget Michael's Special Promo!


Get 25% off any cutter purchase from his store by entering COOKIECONNECTION2014 at checkout. Offer good through December 31, 2014.


Happy Spring!


******* AND THE WINNER IS *******

Originally Posted by Brenda Eastman:

I would love to win this cookie cutter set!  They are beautiful and unique.  I have just started decorating cookies after several years of just doing cakes and cupcakes and I am having so much fun!! I have learned so much from Julie usher and I have both of her books!  Keep the books coming!


CONGRATS! BRENDA EASTMAN (entry #8) is our winner with the above comment. The random number generator says it's so:



Brenda, I'll be in touch soon via email with information about how to redeem your prize! Congrats again!


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What a beautiful cookie cutter! Michael and Julia, I would love to win that cutter for my mom. She's an amazing cookie maker and she's a gardener too and she adores copper cookie cutters! It would be perfect for her.   Thank you for introducing me to Michael's wonderful artistry.

I would love to win this cookie cutter set!  They are beautiful and unique.  I have just started decorating cookies after several years of just doing cakes and cupcakes and I am having so much fun!! I have learned so much from Julie usher and I have both of her books!  Keep the books coming!

I would love to win this cookie cutter set.  As a new cookier, it would be awesome to work with a copper cutter & I absolutely love the design.  in the daytime, I'm a Principal's Assistant at an Elementary school.  We are celebrating our "Garden To Table" spring planting.  these cookies would be an awesome surprise for the students!

How would you guys like this cutter to go overseas...? I would be very happy to give it a loving home in The Netherlands and take it for a visit to Mariëlle at De Koekenbakkers for instance. Results will be posted. If the shipping costs cause a problem I will be happy to pay them :-)

I'm picturing this cutter forming the gable ends of a 3D gingerbread potting shed, or fairy tale cottage as a birthday centrepiece, or snowy Christmas candle holder, with the door and window cut many ideas! even if it was never used, it's too beautiful to put away in a cutter box, it may even have to hang on the Christmas tree!

What would I do with this cutter?? I saw it, and afer the WOW and the OMG.. my head started spinning... my mom is a master gardner, I am always making flower cookies for her... this would make an amazing little garding shed and I am dreaming of decorating it 'Artie McGoo' style - like her house with the little vines on it and the tiny bluebird... and the watering can cutter too... it is too... tooooo cute!!!  (AND when I showed my daughter the phot this morning, she was amazed), I think she wants one, who would not want one!

I usually just sit and look at all the beautiful decorated cookies produced by Julia and the rest of the cookie community. Never enter a contest, never join in. Well today I did join Cookie Connection and figure I would love to own that cutter and I probably could put it to good use. 4 years into decorating and loving every minute of it. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be at the next CookieCon.

i would love to win this cutter. it's uniqueness in design, it's heirloom quality craftsmanship and it's simple beauty would make it a lovely stand out piece in my collection. i can envision it being interpreted so many different ways! and i know that i could do it justice in the final cookie product! thank you!!

I would love to win because being a new cookier this is the first time I have seen Michaels work and it is truly beautiful in all aspects!!! I'm on my way to visit his online store now!Thank you and hope my number comes up!


Instead of "Bond" as in "James Bond",... It's "Bonne . . . Michael Bonne".

I don't own any of his cutters but I would love to apply my decorating style to this adorable cookie cutter. I would also love to pass it on to my Grandchildren with years of use so that every time they pick up the cutter, they might remember, with a smile on their face, the many cookies I made with it. 

" Jinnee Parr " would look so pretty engraved on copper !

I would love to win this cutter, because I'm just getting started on a small baking business and don't have very many tools needed to make nice and intricate detailed cookies like this.  Also, my mom is quite the gardener and she's healing from cancer surgery.  Would love to be able to make her and her friends some really cool cookies!

I've been baking/decorating cookies for just under a year and buying cutters has become an addiction. These cookie cutters are beautiful, would last a lifetime and I would love them because they would be the first decent cutters I would own, and of course cherish. Thank you for this offer.