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7 Genius Ways to Use the Baker’s Dusting Wand

7 Genius Ways to Use the Baker’s Dusting Wand

Words Erin Zimmer

Whether you’re sprinkling powdered sugar on desserts or cinnamon on cappuccinos, this wand will quickly become one of the tools you never knew you needed.

The OXO Baker’s Dusting Wand makes you feel like you’ve suddenly acquired special fairy powers as it so gracefully and evenly dusts whatever needs dusting. Here are seven ways you can feel that dusting satisfaction.

Flouring Pans

If you’re baking a cake or breads or brownies—or really anything that involves flouring a pan—this wand will really come in handy. It solves that annoying problem of all the flour sticking to one side of a greased pan, which can happen even after a good shake. The wand makes it super easy to evenly flour-dust any pan so you’ll end up with perfect edges on that evenly-baked treat.

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Latte Art

Spruce up your cup of coffee with frothed milk and seasonal decorations. We use the Cookie Press Disks as stencils and the Dusting Wand filled with cocoa to fill them in. It’ll look impressive, but doesn’t require the same advanced skills as real latte art.

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Popcorn Toppings

Upgrade your popcorn toppings by adding a blend of spices to the dusting wand. The wand enables the perfect spice distribution without any spice-clumps or under seasoned patches.

Arts and Crafts Projects

Get ready to decorate Christmas tree ornaments or enhance your homemade Halloween costume with ease. The Dusting Wand allows you to apply glitter in a controlled manner without ending up with mess on the floor.

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Marshmallows

These marshmallows are an easy, special treat to bring to parties or make as an edible gift. Even if they don’t come out looking perfectly shaped or professional, a little dusting of powdered sugar and cocoa on top will impress all your friends.

Cookie Designs

Here’s a good tip from the amazing Dorie Greenspan: Use the dusting wand to stencil shapes on cookies. Use cookie cutters or cookie press shapes as stencils then dust away for fun, festive designs on cookies.

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Loose Leaf Tea Strainer

Fun fact: The Baker’s Dusting Wand was inspired by the OXO Twisting Tea Ball. While the wand is not officially a loose leaf tea strainer, it can do the job pretty well. Add your desired amount of loose leaf tea to the wand and place it in your mug—it’ll work its tea-steeping magic from there.

By Erin Zimmer

Erin Zimmer is a freelance writer and photo stylist for OXO. The former managing editor of James Beard award-winning food website Serious Eats, Erin is based in New Orleans, where she loves adventures in her canoe, evenings on the porch, and long bayou walks with her dog Lillie.

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