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Harlequin, Feb 7, 2012 - Cooking - 229 pages
With a dab of bright icing and a sprinkle of color, you can transform drab sugar cookies into glowing planets, plain marshmallows into scary zombies and simple cake pops into blooming flowers. Meaghan Mountford, creator of the blog The Decorated Cookie and the Edible Crafts editor of, shares her secrets for producing adorable, edible art.

Full of beautiful color photos and illustrated step-by-step directions, this guide will demystify professional techniques so that anyone can learn how to pipe icing like a pro and have fun with fondant.

With the lively inspiration and foolproof directions in this book, you can discover how to personalize any sweet treat and turn your home kitchen into a studio for sugarlicious works of art!


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Ok, up front, I'll tell you I'm biased here - I'm married to the author. But that puts me in a unique position to tell you that, when you get Meaghan's book, or even if you don't get her book but follow her blog and other work regularly, you get the author as well! Meaghan pours everything she has into her writing, and working on the blog, and constantly interacting with all the people who write to her. There are many, many great books out there by many big names, but how many of them can you say that, if you have a question, you can write to the author herself and get a personal answer?
I wish it weren't the case. Meaghan is always working! But she loves coming up with new and interesting things for people to do, and she loves even more seeing the wonderful and creative things that you all do yourselves. So I hope you buy the book and enjoy it, but even if you don't buy it, I hope you'll take the time to follow her work and get to know her a little. I guarantee she's worth the five stars!


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Meaghan Mountford has been a professional cookie decorator for over a decade. Mountford's cookies have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Modern Bride and Chocolatier magazine. She is the edible crafts editor at the popular website, and her blog, The Decorated Cookie, has been featured on hundreds of sites, including Saveur, Bright Ideas, The Hostess with the Mostess, The Kitchn, Readers Digest, and MSN. Visit her at

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