Having the right cake decorating tools can make all the difference in the world. Cake decorating is a lot of fun and great way to express your creative side. But just like any other hobby or trade, having the right tools separates the novice from the professional. Here is just a short list of tools you’ll need to get started in the exciting world of cake decorating.
By having an off-set spatula handy you will be able to spread that butter cream frosting with ease and leave a nice even layer of frosting to continue with your decorating plans. An of-set spatula is a must have tool for decorating your cakes.
12 Inch Serrated Knife
You are going to need this knife for leveling your cakes. When your cake has cooled simply cut off the dome of the cake with your knife and your cake will be nice and level and easy to stack. This will ensure your layers are nice and even.
To make it easy on yourself, buy a beginner decorating tip set. There are so many different ones to choose from, but a beginner set will be a great place to start.
Piping bags are essential tools of any cake decorator. You can buy many different styles of piping bags at your local cake decorating supply store or find them online. Some styles include: plastic disposable bags, more expensive re-usable bags, or you can make your own paper cones. Either way you choose to go, you are going to need some sort of piping bag to make you lovely designs.
A cake designers turntable will make it easier to decorate your cakes by simply turning your cake as you decorate. This helps keep piping designs even and smooth all the way around. If you are decorating a square shape a large plastic board will work as well. Simply cover with some colored plastic wrap and you now have a great platform to serve your cake from.
Gel Food Colors
You’ll want to have a set of gel color that can be found at a cake decorating supply store in order to color the different shades of icing. Gel color work much better than regular food coloring because they do not fade out like food coloring will.
This is just a short list of some of the essential tools you will need for cake decorating, but this should be a great place to start. As you develop your skills you will discover more and more tools that you will find useful.