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The Perfect Cookie Decorating Party Slideshow

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Have the Right Tools

There are a couple of products Gianopulos can't do without when making her whimsical designs: a 4 ½-inch offset spatula for spreading frosting, pastry bags, removable/interchangeable pastry tips, and couplers (which are helpful if you want to use the same tip for many colors).

Don't have pastry bags? You can also use Ziploc baggies for the frosting, cutting off a small tip of the corner for a "tip." And if working with young kids, a rubber band around the top of the pastry bag will help prevent frosting from squirting out the wrong end.

You'll also need plenty of damp towels for cleaning hands (and tips) and some glasses to stand the pastry bags in.