There are several ways to search this site.
By Category – Simply use the menu to drill-down to your desired subject. Once you click on the subject you will be presented with all cookies that were filed under with that category. The cookies are further tagged with more words and those will be available across the top of your results in order to narrow down exactly what you are looking for.
By Search – Simply type in the words you are looking for (i.e. blue fish, or purple baby rattle) and you will be presented with items filed under those categories with those tag words. You should narrow your search with your specific words, as there is no way to narrow your search using this method.
By Shape – If you have a certain cookie cutter and want some ideas on what else can be cut from it, do a search for ‘heart-shaped’ . Make sure there are no spaces and there is a hyphen between your cutter name and the word shaped. This is exactly the way the cookie has been tagged and therefore the ONLY way it can be searched.
By Cookier – Simply look for the name in the pull-down list under Cookier.
Categories and Tags have been chosen very carefully, yet, you will inevitably get odd results from time to time. This is simply due to trying to anticipate any and all reasons for searching a particular cookie. Some cookies are cut from a different cookie cutter shape – therefore they could be included in your search.
The search function looks at ALL words within the description! For example, if you search for ‘blue ring’ you might get a blue bonnet cookie because the description contains the word papeRING. So please don’t assume a cookie is categorized incorrectly from the strange results using the search box.
While categorizing and tagging is taken very seriously in order for drill-down searches to help you find what you are looking for, it is an ever evolving system which only gets better with time. Therefore, some of the first cookies added to the CataBlog may not have been tagged as extensively as the newer cookies that are continually being added.
Thank you for your understanding and please contact us if we can be of assistance in any way! We want to help you find your Inspiration!