Cake decorating equipment: Basic Tools You Really Need
Cake Decorating Equipment: Basic Tools You Really Need
Written by Cake Decorating Jessie
Getting all your cake decorating equipment in one go can be quite expensive as
there are a lot of tools that are available for use in making cakes look pretty.
If you are a beginner, it can be quite challenging to complete your set of equipment
and tools if you do not have any idea where to start.
Here are some of the most useful cake decorating equipment that you can invest
in whether you are a beginner or an experienced hobby cake decorator:
All bakers will agree that a stand mixer can take your cake
decorating skills to the next level.
A mixer is useful in creating different kinds of frosting used to
give your cake a nice finish.
Piping bag with tips
When the frosting is done, an easy way to apply it onto
your cake in swirls and patterns is to use piping bags with
the appropriate tips.
Piping bags come in washable and disposable varieties and
it is up to you to choose which ones to use.
On the other hand, tips are numbered and may be sold in a set or individually.
A pastry comb is used to trace the frosting on cakes for
This can be a useful tool for beginners who want simple but
an elegant design for their cakes.
The come in various patterns and materials as well.
Food color is used on icing and frosting to create colorful
designs on a cake.
A decorating set is not complete without a few bottles of
Flat and angled spatulas are perfect additions to your cake
decorating equipment set.
These tools help you apply and smooth icing or frosting onto the
Angled spatulas protect you from straining your wrists and give
you more control in application.
Bowls are used for mixing cake icing and batter that's why
it is also important to buy them in various sizes.
Stainless steel bowls are very durable but sometimes, you
might also need heat-proof bowls for melting chocolate.
Stencils are thin sheets with patterns that are used to decorate
cakes, write numbers and words.
They are made with plastic or stainless steel.
Usually, stencils provide lacy patterns on top and sides of the
cake and they can be dusted or sprayed on with different colors
to reveal the pattern underneath.
Turntables are used to apply decorations easily around the
It will save you from making plenty of movements around
the cake and for proper posture as well, since cakes will be
slightly elevated if placed on top of a turn table.
If you want to create small figures using this type of frosting, you will need
fondant accessories to sculpt and define the features of your figures or cake toppers
for a more realistic effect.
You can use fondant cutters to create different shapes and
forms of different sizes.
Both beginners and hobbyists will benefit from all of these
cake decorating equipment and tools, which can also be
used to create and decorate other baked goods.
However, it is not advisable to buy everything at once. Instead, get only a few tools
you need for every new project that you undertake until such a time that you
complete your set of decorating tools.
About the Author
Cake Decorating Jessie is a cake enthusiast
who loves healthy desserts. She shares her
recipes, tips and cake decorating videos with
women who love bake cakes and would like to
bring more creativity in their lives.
Cake decorating for beginners becomes easy
with the right guidance and tools.
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