Cake Decorating Supplies Checklist

Part of the Cake Decorating For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Certain tools and equipment (some common, some specialized) are required for cake decorating. Be prepared ahead of time by organizing your cake decorating equipment into a kit. These things are what you’ll need for your cake decorating adventures:

  • Icing tips, such as #1–#10 for dots, lines, and scripting; #16, #18, #21, and #32 for forming stars; #48 for basketweaving; #67 for forming leaves; #104 for creating flowers; and a flower nail such as a #7

  • Disposable pastry bags

  • Couplers for the pastry bags

  • Icing offset spatulas, 4-inch and 9-inch

  • Ruler

  • Various sizes of baking pans, such as 9-inch rounds, 10-inch square, 9-x-13-inch rectangle, 12-x-18-inch rectangle, and Bundt

  • Cardboard rounds to support the cake

  • Cooling racks

  • Cookie, fondant, and gum paste cutters

  • Cake tester

  • Bench scraper

  • Pastry brush

  • Decorating comb

  • Turntable

  • Layer leveler

  • Candy and oven thermometers

  • Parchment paper

  • Toothpicks and bamboo skewers for sketching

  • Modeling tools

  • A color wheel

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