I thought it would be really nice to learn more about other cake decorators and what they like. I wrote to the bloggers in our list of 100+ and asked him this question: What do you think is your favorite and the best cake decorating tools? I think it’s interesting to know even little details about the preferences of other cake decorators; we can learn so many things from them and also satisfy our curiosity.
I love the receptivity and good vibes I get from these bloggers – always so nice to answer questions and share their knowledge. It gives us all a sense of community where we know we can always ask for help to learn or solve the doubts we have. Now I’m going to share with you the answers I’ve received so far.
#1 Kim Militello
From “Lovin’ From the Oven”
The best cake decorating tool would definitely be the Pampered Chef cookie scooper! I use it all the time to make even cookies, scooping paste into cupcake liners, and even frosting cupcakes. It is a versatile tool that takes up little space in the kitchen.
#2 Dorothy Kern
From “Crazy for Crust”
Facebook: : @crazyforcrust
Thanks for thinking of me! My favorite tool is a KitchenAid Mixer. It makes the work of mixing and kneading take seconds instead of minutes!
#3 Yolanda Gamp
From “How to make a cake”
Yo’s favorite tool is definitely his simple syrup bottle. In fact, one of our most requested cakes is a Sir Squeeze-A-Lot Cake (the bottle was named in a fan contest…after Sir Mix-A-Lot). It helps to evenly distribute the simple syrup to its cake layers; making sure they stay moist throughout the decorating process.
#4 Daniella Da Silva
From “Chicky Treats”
My favorite decorating tool is the Wilton 1M star tip. I used it to make a classic swirl on cupcakes and buttercream roses on cakes! It’s a great beginner’s tip for anyone interested in cake decorating.
#5 Lizzy Early
Scoops of food! They help make cupcakes and cookies all the same size and are much faster than trying to use spoons!
#6 Erin Gardner
By “Erin Bakes”
Such a big question and so hard to answer with just one! I would say my turntable is one thing I couldn’t live without. I have an Ateco turntable with a nice heavy base. I think a good turntable is so key when trying to have a smooth cake or when piping on a cake. My favorite little tool is my 12 inch bench scraper from Fat Girl Cakes. It has a nice firm, flat blade and a wide wooden handle. I keep these two things on my work table at all times!
From “Baking a Moment”
The best tools for decorating? I think I would have to say my pastries / pastry bag. They are super versatile and I reach for them so often.
#8 Katrien van Zyl
From “Katrien’s Cakes”
My favorite tool is a Dresden tool as one part is flattened and can be used in figurine models such as frilling and thinning flower petals, and the other side can be used to vein leaves and petals.
#9 Amanda Rettke
From “I’m a baker”
I couldn’t decorate a cake without a small offset spatula, rotating cake stand, or a bench scraper.
#10 Liz Berg
From “That Chick Skinny Can Bake”
I love my offset spatula. Perfect for spreading dough and cookie dough, as well as for cupcakes and cupcakes. Low tech and low cost!
#11 Elizabeth Kirby
From “Local Milk”
A digital scale because baking is part art, part science and volumetric measurements make for inconsistent baking. And what’s more, with a ladder you use less dishes! Actually, it is much easier and simplified than using cups.
#12 Gloria Albin
From “Glorious Treats”
My favorite decorating tool (if I only had to choose one) would be a small off-set spatula. It’s useful for both cookie and cake decorating and is one of my most used kitchen tools.
#13 Heather Baird
From “Sprinkle Bakes”
Currently, my favorite tool is a metal bench scraper. I use it to make a flaky pie crust and to divide bread dough into portions. It’s the best $5 I’ve ever spent!
From “The Java Cupcake Blog”
My favorite tool is a sturdy spatula. It’s not the kind of pancakes with which, but the kind of silicone to scrape the sides of bowls and mix. I have a canister of several different sizes and I use one in almost everything I cook!
#15 Rose Atwater
From “Rose Bakes”
The first thing that came to my mind was the Large Tube Set from Ateco. They are the only frosting tips I use to decorate cupcakes and I use them every week!
#16 Britt Whyatt
From “She Who Sews”
My favorite tool is a palette knife. The angle makes filling and crumb coating so much easier! I wouldn’t be without it!
From “Wallflour Girl”
My favorite decorating tool is definitely my cookie dough scoop. There is something indescribably satisfying about scooping out the dough and plopping it out in perfectly rounded mounds on a prepared cookie sheet!
#18 Joly Diaz
From “Viva La Cake”
I think I have a favorite for each duty.
For decoration, I like my airbrush. It is absolutely useful for adding color, depth, shimmer, and that golden color on sequin style cakes.
For modeling, I can’t live without my Dresden tool and color formers.
To cover a cake: lazy susan and bench scraper. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have the same results without these tools