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Whether you’re making a tiered wedding cake or just want to spruce up a treat from a boxed mix, having the right cake decorating tools in your arsenal is essential. Experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Kitchen Technology and Appliance Lab have rounded up some of our favorite cake decorating supplies, kits and sets available to enhance the presentation of your dessert.
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Best Cake Decorating Set
Beginner Buttercream Decorating Set
This set includes ten stainless steel decorating tips (including essentials like small and large round, star, petal and leaf), plus ten disposable plastic decorating bags. The bags are extra durable and easy to handle and we love that the tips can be cleaned in the dishwasher. As a bonus, an easy-to-follow instruction booklet is included.
Best decorator for beginners
If piping bags seem too intimidating or messy, this funky decorating gun from Wilton should do the trick. Simply attach one of the five decorating tips and fill the plunger with the frosting or topping of your choice for hassle-free decorating. This tool also prevents your hands from heating the icing inside, in addition to being suitable for children.
Best icing spatula
Good Grips Offset Icing Spatula
Nothing better than this OXO spatula. The handle is made of non-slip silicone which will be comfortable to grip no matter how long the task lasts; the stainless steel blade is bent to elevate your hand so that you have sufficient clearance above the surface of your dessert. It’s also flexible, which means the blade won’t break your cake’s surface (and the offset angle means you won’t end up with frosting all over your counter).
Best cake decorating stand
Rotating Cake Decorating Stand
Decorating a cake is much easier when you can rotate it on its cake stand – applying the frosting is faster, and the cake itself (against you) moves as you add additional details or decorations around it. from the outside. We love this one from Ateco for its ideal height and weight, smooth rotation and attractive looks.
Best Stand Drummer
Artisan Series Stand Mixer
A high performance stand mixer will make cooking much easier and improve the taste and texture of your results. You can turn to our test champ for perfectly whipped egg whites, so smooth homemade buttercream, and evenly blended cake or bread dough. It comes with great basics and you can add accessories like a pasta maker, spiralizer Where citrus juicer.
Best cake leveler
A cake leveler is a must have for those new to cake decorating. This tool stands on your counter (so it remains stable at a height) as you move the blade across the surface of your cake to cut it so that the exterior is perfectly even. This is easier than using a serrated knife to ensure that all the cake layers are exactly the same height.
Best chocolate decorating kit
Chocolate stencil kit
You know when you order that fancy chocolate cake from your favorite bakery and it has a beautifully adorned piece of chocolate sticking out of the frosting? You can make them yourself easily with this stencil kit. Simply fill the silicone dispenser with melted chocolate and trace one of the included template designs. let them dry and place them on top of your masterpiece.
Best tool for airbrush cakes
Decorating Tools Airbrush Kit
If you are taking out the big guns for decoration, you will want to lean into the airbrush. You can use this 18 PSI airbrush kit to create art on cakes, but you can also use it for easy tasks like adding a little color to frosting flowers. It has three spray levels so you can use it for fine or large scale decorating tasks.
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