The Wish List
If you’ve been bitten by the cookie decorating bug like I have, you’ve probably already assembled the basic tools of the trade. You also probably have a wish list of tools you hope to add as you develop your skill. Here are some items I’ve listed and descriptions of why you would want/need them for cookies.
These aren’t in any particular order, so here goes!
This little gadget holds the stencil in place so it doesn’t smudge when you are applying the icing or airbrushing. Great idea! You can find out more here.
The possibilities are endless with airbrushing! You can add a little shimmer, a bold pattern, lettering, whatever you can think of! Really can’t wait to get one of these. You can see a few choices here.
A great brand is Crystal Colors. I’ve seen it used over and over with amazing results. You can find them here. Truly Mad Pastics also carries some great colors, you can find them here.
You can use this to mix extracts with luster dust to create a ‘paint’ for your cookies. Again, possibilities are endless. I like this one here.
Americolor soft gel color paste
I love the bold colors you get from this product. They each give you a true color which is hard to obtain in food coloring. Here are some choices for Americolor.
Any cutter you can imagine can probably be found online. There are a few shops that make their products in the USA and are great quality. Ann Clark Cutters and Truly Mad Plastics are two that I follow and enjoy their work. They have also partnered with some fellow bloggers to create cutter lines. Ann Clark is here and Truly Mad Plastics is here. Check them out, they are amazing!
I use mostly Wilton tips 1,2,3, and 4. They are easy to use and readily available in most craft stores and even Wal-Mart. You can find them here. Another brand that’s great for fine details is PME, they start at size 00 and go up from there. You can find them here.
Flower Nails and Rose Tips
Royal icing roses are great to keep on hand as you can use them to dress up any baked goods. I love the idea of making a large quantity of flower decorations to store and use any time. You can find the Wilton Flower Nail here and the rose petal tips here.
This projector makes it easy to transfer images or writing onto cookies (or any baked goods for that matter) and I’ve seen some amazing work done on it. This really ups your game and can give you uniform writing on your cookies. You can find Pico handheld projectors here and here.
Decorator bottles with couplers
Squeeze bottles are great for flooding cookies quickly with less mess. These bottles here have couplers on them so you can use your favorite tips instead of bags. You can find them here.
Dehydrators are definitely on the wish list, they are great for drying royal icing faster than a fan or air drying. There are several different brands, check them out here.
What a wish list!
These are not necessarily beginner tools, but something to work up to when it’s no longer just something you want to try.
Do you have a list of things you hope to get to up your decorating game? I would love to hear about them and maybe add a few things to my own list!
Thanks for reading!