Real Simple: Sugar Cookie Recipe The key to decorating baked goods is to begin with a blank slate. The sugar cookie is the easiest and most basic to use, based on its trouble-free recipe and simple buttery flavor. Check out the sugar cookie recipe from Real Simple, for example, which makes about three-dozen medium-sized cookies.
Food & Wine: Decorating Essentials Every good decorator should keep these necessities in his or her cupboard, according to Food & Wine magazine: white fondant, colored fondant, food coloring, royal icing, Dragées and gingerbread. Don't know what one of those terms means? Read about it in this half glossary, half tip guide.