Basic Cake Decorating Tools

Cake decorating is just one of those sweet arts that employs either icing or decoration and various edible decorative objects to make plain simple cakes more aesthetically attractive. Instead of just frosting a plain cake, you can add different flavors and textures to your cake. You can also add decorations, embellishments and patterns that make your case stand out among the crowd. In fact, you can even use this art to create wedding cake decorations as well.

Cake decorating has been used for centuries. Traditionally, cake decorating involves decorating a plain cake with fruits, nuts, spices and decorations. Aside from fruits and nuts, you can also add fruit fillings and decorations to your cake. However, fruit fillings and decorations are not only limited to fruits; you can also use decorations, embellishments and patterns that are made of candies, nuts, mints and other candies. Aside from the fact that cakes are used in many occasions and celebrations, you can also add decorations to your cakes during baby shower, bridal shower, and birthdays.



Cakes are usually created from sponge or cake mix. These cakes are usually used as part of a wedding or birthday celebrations. However, if you don’t have a lot of time to make a cake, you can always purchase ready-made cakes that come in ready-to-eat or ready-to-decorate packages. Once you have made a purchase of a ready-made cake, you will need to gather the necessary materials needed to create your cake. These basic tools include: baking sheets, mixers, measuring cups, non-stick cooking spray, baking mats and cookie cutters.

The first basic cake decorating tools that you will need are baking sheets. If you want to use these tools in your kitchen, make sure that you have clean and sterilized baking sheets. These pans are made of plastic and are ideal for preparing cakes that have layers or have an outline to the cake. Baking sheets come in different shapes and sizes. For example, round baking sheets are better than rectangular baking sheets, square baking sheets are better than rectangular and square baking pans.

Another tool that you will require to bake your cakes is a mixer. Mixers come in different shapes and sizes. The most common type of mixing equipment in the market today is the stand mixers. They are the ones that have two handles. These mixers have a metal handle that is used to mix all ingredients together. They can also come in different lengths.

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Measuring cups come in different sizes as well. They come in different diameters. You will need to buy a measuring cup that is the appropriate size for your cake. Measurements may include tablespoons, teaspoons, fluid ounces and cups.

You will also need a cooking spray that is specifically made for making cakes. It is highly recommended that you do not use cooking spray that contains alcohol. This is because alcohol dries the cake. Cooking spray is also best used to prevent the cake from burning itself.

Aside from these tools, you can also use decorating tools such as cookie cutters to decorate your cakes. Cookie cutters come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Since cookies are very popular desserts that are commonly eaten, they should also be decorated. Since you can choose from a wide variety of cookies, cookie cutters come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any taste.

When you are decorating your cookies, make sure that you have a good supply of cookie cutters. You will need to cut the cookies into various shapes and sizes and you will also need to decorate each piece of cookie with your baking spray.

Some cookies require that you press down the edges of the cookie. However, some cookies just need to be slid out of the cookie cutter. It is important that you keep the top of your cookie dry before cutting it into different shapes. Once the cookie is cut, it is best to coat it with the cooking spray to prevent the icing from sticking to it.

The last thing that you need for your decorating is decorative items. You can purchase items such as decorative bells, ribbons, candy canes and icing tags. These decorative items can be placed on top of the finished cake after you have decorated it.