Everything You Need to Decorate a Pretty Cake
Decorating a cake at home? Make sure you have these tools!
You can make any cake pretty at home-all you need are a few essential tools. This checklist is for all the home-bakers who aspire to be the next Martha Stewart. Let's bake?
1 ¬†Offset spatula
Smooth out the top and sides of your cake in a jiffy with an offset spatula. The trick to a perfectly smooth buttercream-frosted cake? Dip your offset spatula in hot water, wipe it with a towel, and, in one motion, sweep the warm spatula over your frosting for a smooth finish.¬†
Trudeau¬†baking tools are available in Gourdo's, Rustan's, and Landmark deparment stores.¬†
2 ¬†Cake turntable
Layered cakes are almost impossible to frost flawlessly without a cake turntable to prop it up on. Find afforable cake turntables online! ¬†
3 ¬†Pastry bags and frosting tips
These pastry bags are surprisingly simple to use! Here's a quick hack to frosting cakes and cupcakes if you have no time to run out and restock your pastry bag supply.
Ateco¬†has cake frosting kits that have several pastry bags and different kinds of frosting tips. Find them at Rustan's and Landmark department stores.¬†
A coupler is what connects your pastry bag to your pastry tip. Wilton's Quick Twist Coupler Set makes switching tips easy and fuss-free. Find it at Gourdo's or at Rustan's department store.¬†
You worked so hard on making perfect frosting swirls on your cupcakes and smooth buttercream finishes on your layer cakes-why ruin them with clumsy hands? Carefully place your finishing touches (flowers, nuts, fruit, and other decor) with a pair of tweezer. Grab Ateco's decorating tweezers at Landmark department store.¬†