I’m back from my weekend trip and I’m excited to start working on a cookie project that has been stirring in my brain for weeks. Do you daydream about cookies? Well I do. I can be going about my day and all of a sudden random cookie ideas pop in my head. I think I may have a problem. Do you dream about cookies? I do. I wake up some mornings realizing that I dreamt about cookies and what I’d like to try next. Did I mention that I have a problem? Hopefully what is in my head will come out the way I want it to on this next set of cookies.
Anyway, while I’m prepping for my next project I thought I’d share with you how I like to store my icing tips. If you follow LilaLoa then you know that recently she asked for everyone to share how they store their icing colors. I store my icing colors in a toolbox container that I found at The Container Store. Since I store them in my office this toolbox comes in handy to transport my colors to my kitchen when I’m ready to start coloring icing. Of course it’s not good for the giant bottles of color but works great for the smaller sized bottles. Now LilaLoa is asking for everyone to show her their cookie cutters but I’m not ready to show those yet. I tend to buy cutters faster than I can organize them so my storage is still a work in progress.
Inspired by her great idea I’m sharing my icing tip storage. It’s simply a box that I found in the bead section of Hobby Lobby. I labeled the compartments so I can quickly grab the tip I need. It also holds couplers, tip covers and bag ties. When I first became obsessed with cookie decorating I went crazy and bought supplies like crazy. Honestly, it was a waste of money. The tips I use the most are PME 1.5, PME 2, PME 3, Wilton 2, Wilton 3 and Wilton 4. I like PME tips for details and outlining because of the smooth lines they produce. I like the Wilton tips for flooding. If you’re new to cookie decorating start out slow and figure out which tips you like best before you go buy a ton of them. Also, I’ve learned from other decorators to try and simplify designs by not using too many colors. The more colors you use the more tips you need and the more cleanup you have. Sometimes less is more. It’s something I’m working on because I hate cleanup.
There you have it—my icing tip storage. How do you store yours?