These easy decorating ideas will make any homemade dessert look gourmet

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While you’re spending more time at home, you might find yourself wanting to test out new recipes, whether it’s for dinner or dessert. If you’re having a date night or fancy dinner at home, you can instantly elevate your store-bought cookie mix by trying one of our decorating hacks.

In our latest episode of Home Hacks, you can learn some fun decorating tricks that can easily be done with cookie cutters, an apple corer and powered sugar.

To learn how to add elaborate designs to your dessert, we’ve laid out a step-by-step guide, but be sure to watch the latest Home Hacks episode above to see the decorating in action.

Dessert decoration hacks to try at home:

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  1. Use lace paper doilies as cookie stencils. Trim the doily to size and cover with powdered sugar. 
  2. Chocolate bars can be used for fancy decorating too. Use a lighter to begin slightly melting one side of a chocolate bar, and then press the chocolate onto the plate into your desired patten. 
  3. Repurpose cookie cutters into cake topper molds. Microwave chocolate candy melts for two minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet, and spread out the cookie cutters. Fill each one with the melted chocolate, add sprinkles and refrigerate to set.
  4. Use an apple corer as a dessert stencil. Sprinkle spirulina powder or powdered sugar to make a simple pattern on your plate. 

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