Guest Picks: Essential Tools to Make Crafty Sweets
Prolific baker and cookie decorator extraordinaire Meaghan Mountford shares her top picks for beautifying baked goods
I'm a writer who ended up making lots and lots of cookies. I was a cookie decorator at a shop for almost ten years. I published a cookbook on cookie decorating in 2007, "Cookie Sensations." My second cookbook, "Sugarlicious," was published in early 2012 and is all about decorated cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, and other crafty sweets, much like I offer on my blog, "the decorated cookie." http://www.thedecoratedcookie.com
I'm also the Edible Crafts editor at http://www.ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com
. I have an MFA in Literature and an MA in Liberal Arts.
I live in Washington, DC with my husband, two daughters and three cats, and we're slowly fixing up our 85-year-old house.
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I spend my days decorating or writing about cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows and other sweet treats. I see more and more home bakers and crafters adopt an "I can do that myself" approach to decorated goodies, but there are so many product choices out there that it's hard to know where to start. This is my collection of must-have tools that I use most frequently when baking and decorating sweets. Many of these items are available at your local craft store, cake decorating supply store or all over the internet. Plus, each of the sites featured may even carry several of the items shown, but I'm also linking to various shops that I'd like to give you as a handy set of resources too. So if you want to delve into (or deeper into) decorating cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, cake pops and candy, here's a bit of a shopping list! — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie