A reader recently asked me for cookie cutter resources, and it occurred to me (finally) that perhaps many readers would like to know such things as where to get cookie cutters, frosting bags, gourmet writers, etc etc etc. I will warn you all at the start that I am in the US, and so I’m afraid the resources will be US-friendly, but hopefully the shopping list is at least helpful.
STUFF I USE
(click on orange links for a closer look at these items)
1. Wilton decorating tips, usually sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
2. Wilton 12-inch disposable decorating bags
3. Wilton standard couplers
4. lollipop sticks
5. Americolor gourmet writers
6. Americolor soft gel pastes
7. rolled fondant
8. cookie cutters
9. light corn syrup
10. parchment paper
11. meringue powder
WHERE TO GET IT
As you can see above, I use a lot of Wilton products. Wilton products are available in tons of craft stores, cake decorating supply stores and online shops, but you can also shop at Wilton directly.
Ingredients, marshmallows, corn syrup, and parchment paper can of course be found in the supermarket. You may even find meringue powder there.
Find most of the supplies above in the baking aisle of major craft stores, like Michaels or AC Moore. You can find: decorating tips, frosting bags, couplers, fondant, meringue powder and lollipop sticks there. You can also find concentrated paste food coloring and edible pens there, but I much prefer Americolor soft gel pastes and Gourmet Writers (see below), harder to find.
As mentioned above, I prefer Americolor soft gel pastes and Gourmet Writers. They come in a huge array of colors, blend beautifully, and best of all are tasteless. The Writers have more color variety than craft store counterparts and have finer tips. To find, go to Americolor’s web site (click the link and then click “Links” for resources). You can also find them at amazon.com. Search for “Americolor soft gel paste” or “Americolor Gourmet Writers”. Unless you have hundreds of cookies to decorate, I recommend the .75 ounce size of soft gel pastes. A little goes a very long way.
There are a near infinite supply of cutters in all kinds of shapes online. Find basic shapes at the craft stores (also look for fondant cutters there, they work on cookies, too). Here are a few of my favorite cutter sites:
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