Sugarbuilt Slideshow: By Amber Benham.
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Like all makers of sweets who work from scratch and by hand, these are busy days for Amelia Coulter, a Brooklynite who makes the serenely beautiful Sugarbuilt cookies featured on the cover of the current Edible Brooklyn. A trained sculptor, Coulter’s work is based on her own detailed line drawings and features Brooklyn stoopside ironwork, Cuisinarts, fennel bulbs — “that was just a runaway star,” says Coulter — and for Valentine’s Day, lingerie and bad-ass red-on-red anatomical hearts. Despite her busy countdown to V-Day — she’ll be at Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Food Market all day today — she let Amber Benham, our online editorial assistant, into her kitchens this week to explain how she creates her edible art form. Both her work, and Amber’s, is really worth watching above, whether you’re into the day named after old Saint Valentine or not.