[smug smile] Sadly, I don't have a cute little cutter, although if I did, you can betcher buns I'd be making a mint off of it! So how DID I get the little lovebirds to come out so cute?
I scored this neat little trick from my fellow Texan, Sweet Sugarbelle. If you love cookies as much as I do, please check out her blog. She has great tutorials and cookies to share that are sure to expand your brain's metaphorical waistline! Anyway, she had a post a few weeks back about some cookies she made by piecing together cookie dough.
As you can see in the picture above, I used a paisley shaped cutter for the bird bodies (actually, it was a Wilton leaf-shaped fondant cutter that I bent out of shape a little) and then a small heart-shaped fondant cutter that I used for the wing and the feet. After cutting out the body, I cut out a heart shape where I wanted my wing to go. I then flipped the heart cutter upside down and took out a small chunk at the base. The dough heart got slipped in the notch, and voila! A lovebird cookie!
For the other bird, I pressed the heart shaped cutter into the body, but not all the way through.
My lovebirds were not very big, maybe 2.5" total, which wasn't a bad size. I think I may need to find myself a bigger paisley or leaf shape so that I can make this a staple in my repertoire. They would be super cute for wedding showers, weddings, Valentine's Day, or any other bird theme party!
I hope this technique will give you ideas on how you can create your own sugar cookie shapes.