Hi! I’m Meaghan, owner, photographer, fun food creator, video editor, and writer for The Decorated Cookie.
The Decorated Cookie is a blog about decorated cookies, marshmallow art, and other easy, fun food crafts for every occasion and holiday. You’ll also find lots of everyday food (easy, savory recipes) and crafts for kids and grown-ups. New to food crafts? Find all the basic how-tos for baking and decorating HERE.
My first book, Cookie Sensations, was published in 2007. My second book, Sugarlicious: Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, was published in 2012.
Want to contact me with questions about food crafts or life in general?
Here I am: meaghan @ thedecoratedcookie.com.
Want to work with me?
In a decade of blogging about food crafts, I’ve worked extensively with brands, including Wilton, Tablespoon, Celebrations and Kix Cereal. My cookies have appeared in Brides, The Washington Post, and The New York Times and hundreds (thousands?) of web sites, including the Huffington Post, Bon Appetit, iVillage, Saveur, Buzzfeed, the kitchn, yahoo and more.
I offer recipe development, blog post features, social media sharing, and video production. For a Media Kit, contact me at: meaghan @ thedecoratedcookie.com.
I worked for almost a decade as a cookie decorator at a shop outside Washington, DC, but I left to stay home with my first daughter who talks a lot and is currently really into rainbows and unicorns. And then five years later, I had another daughter. So now I’m home with her. Also, I love books (specifically, children’s and young adult) and all things academic. I have an MFA in Literature and an MA in Liberal Arts.
Since I’m all about cookies and marshmallows, there is little space on this blog to talk about my health history. I’ve struggled with auto-immune disease and intestinal mayhem for twenty years now (yikes, over half of my life!). I’ve spent days and weeks at a time in a hospital gown, the ICU is a too-familiar place, and I’ve had multiple major surgeries, my colon removed, my intestines reconstructed and even a third of my lung chopped out. (See here for more on this.) My two girls are miracles (of science). All of which doesn’t really inform rainbow marshmallow pops or cotton candy cookies as much as it speaks to the reality behind the life of a food blogger.
Here is my first medical miracle:
Here is the second:
They run me ragged, but sometimes they can be adorable. Like how they are always holding hands.
I live in Washington DC with these two, my husband, and four, yes FOUR, cats.
*the photo of me was taken by Abby Greenawalt, by the way, a super cool photographer