Cookie bakers tend to go through a ton of piping bags, sprinkles, and food coloring.
We’ve complied a list of gift to give to your favorite cookie baker, including a few specialty items they might love to include in their cookie baking tools!
Piping bags are essential for decorating cookies.
You can give your cookie baker reusable silicone piping bags or disposable piping bags depending on their preference.
There are a few different sizes of piping bags you can get, but usually for icing they don’t need too large of piping bags, unless they are flooding a ton of cookies.
You could go with a variety of piping bags for your cookie decorator both for flooding or for fine details.
Stamps can be used to make designs on cookies by adding gel food coloring and almond extract together.
The stamp in pressed into the color, and then the stamp is pressed into the cookie.
The stamp will work well on top of royal icing flooded cookies as long as the icing has fully dried.
Using a stamp on a cookie makes them look very professional and usually gives more detail than using icing.
Sprinkles can be added to cookies before the royal icing dries.
Sprinkles are an easy way for a cookie decorator to add a bit of coloring to their decorated cookies.
There are a few different types of sprinkles you can get, from rectangular shapes, to small or large circles.
I find the larger sprinkles are best used for details like snowflakes, ornaments on a Christmas tree, etc.
You can get a few different colored edible markers that work just like a regular marker, but for a cookie.
The tips on the edible marker are quite sharp so they can do both fine and thicker lines by level of pressure used.
Black edible markers are used the most with adding faces, or other fancy designs on the cookies without having to use icing.
Sometimes you just need a touch of black for eyes or eyelashes, edible markers work much better for this than using icing.
Cake Writing Tool
A cake writing tool is simply a way to write with icing easily.
A bit more of a fancier way to write with icing is using a cake decorating pen.
Cookie bakers use a variety of food coloring to color their icing, including using gel food coloring.
They don’t use very much food coloring, yet the color is extremely vibrant.
Gel food coloring is unique in that it will not change the consistency of icing, unlike liquid food coloring.
When they’re trying to get the perfect consistency of their icing for either flooding or fine detail, liquid food coloring will not be helpful to them.
Typically cookie bakers prefer use gel food coloring.
Cookie Decorating Scribe Tool
A cookie decorating scribe tool is used to spread, or move icing with a very fine point.
A cookie decorating scribe tool can be used to spread icing into tight corners, make fine details, or pop air bubbles that can form in icing.
Since the scribe has a fine point, they can tip the point into icing and then make small dots of icing on their cookies.
Cookies with fine details use the cookie scribe tool to make intricate designs.
Decorating squeeze bottles are helpful for flooding cookies.
Piping icing takes a toll on your arms and fingers with the intricate work it takes to pipe icing.
Decorating squeeze bottles allow cookie bakers fill the icing in them, and then they just squeeze the bottle and the icing flows out of the tip with ease.
If your cookie baker is flooding a bunch of cookies, these squeeze bottles come in very handy.
They can also put the closing tip on it and save it for another day.