While cakes can be delectable, how they are presented usually has an impact on whether someone would be lured into taking another slice. Fortunately, decorating a cake is not that hard, as long as you have the right cake decorating tools in your collection.
To help you build your own little bakery at home, thesugarbox.com.au suggests getting these cake decorating tools first:
These are some of the most basic tools you need to have if you are serious about baking as a hobby. Cake pans typically come in various sizes and degrees of thickness. They are usually made of stainless steel and have slanted sides.
This can be used to line the cake pans to make removing the baked cake easier. In some cases, they can also be used to protect your work area as you spread the icing around the cake. They also make for great cooling sheets should you decide to also create cookies and cupcakes.
The Lazy Susan is actually a turntable where you can place your cake while you spread the icing. With this in place, you do not have to constantly turn the plate or move your table around just to achieve consistent thickness.
Icing Bag and Piping
Depending on how creative you want to be, your icing bag can help you create different designs — from simple cake borders to intricate flowers and letterings. Most icing bags come in coated polyester, although there are also those made from parchment paper that you can just throw away after each use. The piping, on the other hand, typically come in various designs that would allow you to make rosettes, straight lines and thin lines.
Fondant Smoothers and Rollers
Ever wonder how a fondant cake is able to achieve such a silky look? That is the result of working with a fondant smoother and rollers. The smoothers allow the fondant to rest flat on the cake itself. The rollers, on the other hand, can be used to adjust the thickness of the icing before being put on top of the cake.
Once you have these tools on hand, just let your creativity flow and turn your cake from blah to fab!