Cake Decoration Supplies, Tools and Equipment
As you learn how to decorate, you will need some basic supplies – aka “tools and equipment.” Tools of the trade! This probably is obvious to you! If you do not have a supply of baking and cake decoration supplies, and don’t know where to start – don’t worry! We have a few suggestions that will get you up and running in no time! We have also found the best prices from the BEST known names in the business!
In this section of the site, we’ll show you a few of the basics, as well as where you can get them WITHOUT spending a small fortune! 🙂 And that’s always a good thing!
Before we review the basic supplies you’ll need to get started, think for a moment about some of the loveliest cakes, cupcakes and cookies you’ve seen. They’ve probably had gorgeous piping, flowers, vines, petals – or even drawings on them.
Some of them have probably had bright, bold colors while other decorations have been light pastels.
Every single one of them used some of the most basic of cake decoration supplies! There are certainly plenty of advanced cake decorating tools and pieces of cake decorating equipment that you can use as you gain experience, but let’s start at the beginning.
Now, YES, there are some cake decorating kits for beginners – and I’ll be happy to show you a few of them. But for starters, take note of the following list, and then click on the accompanying page link to bring you to a more extensive description of what we’re talking about. I’ve even included a few videos for you to watch that will help you identify the cake decorating tools and equipment that others use. Ok?
SO… You’ll need:
- An electric mixer (stand up or hand held) to make your icings (I call it frosting)
- Icing and piping tips (pastry tips) and pastry or decorating bags (disposable is nice and makes for an easier cleanup)
- Metal spatulas
- Icing Colors
- Lazy Susan or similar turntable to rotate your cakes while decorating
- Wax or parchment paper
- Fondant roller – Note: If you will be doing fondant decorating – or want more information on decorating with fondant, see our page on fondant decorating HERE
You probably already have at least a couple of items in your home that you can use! Let’s take a closer look at some of the MOST IMPORTANT cake decorating tools and equipment now.