Here are 10 items that I think everyone should have in their beginner cake decorating kit! Its a good place to begin if you are just starting up and are not sure what to buy…
A large non-stick rolling-pin is one of the more expensive items you will need to start up, but one that will more than pay for itself over time. You will need one of these to roll out your fondant to cover your cake. You can also use it to measure how much you need to roll out, and to lift the fondant and place it over your cake without tearing it.
This little kit is a handy one to start with. You have a few of Wilton’s gel colors to get various shades and colors. You only need a small amount as the colors are very intense. Use a cocktail stick to put a small amount in the center of a ball of fondant, and fold in on itself to mix in the color well. Add more color or more fondant to get the shade you want. Don’t mix in completely for a marbled look.
Icing bags and nozzles can be used to ice decorations with buttercream, or to write a message onto your cake. To achieve a harmonious color palette, use some freshly boiled water to water down some of the left over fondant that you have already colored. Mix until it is a proper consistency for filling your icing bag and piping.
A good selection of crimpers will help you to achieve a professional finish to your cake. Crimp the edges of your board and the edges of your cake to give a cute pattern and design. There are also many other uses for your crimpers!
You should have some basic cutters in your kit that can be used for many things. This set of flowers is a good place to start. Usee your imagination to layer different sizes, colors and layers of petals to create 3d flowers.
With these basic items, you could easily create a cake that looks something like this..