For some, cake decorating is a hobby while for some; it is a way to make money. If you also want to tread this path, you need to get some basic cake decorating tools to get you started. There are a lot of fancy stuff available, and there are gadgets to make things convenient, however it is better to start with the basic tools so that you can start laying the foundation of your cake decorating techniques.
List down all the necessary cake decorating tools that you will require when baking. Cake decorating tips should be included in your list. The tips are essential because this is where the icing streams from as it comes out of the decorator's bag. The cake decorating tips that you will need are rose tips for flowers and flower type petals, and a writer's tip so you can write greetings in your cake. There are other tips like the star, leaf and basket weaving that comes in different sizes.
The second basic cake-decorating tool that you should purchase is a spatula. When you are icing the cake, a stainless spatula can help you accurately spread it around the cake. As you keep on decorating cakes, such is the time you use different sizes.
The third cake decorating tool may be optional but it is better that you purchase it because a cake spinner can rotate your cake as you add decorations. The spinner will allow you to concentrate on decorating instead of working on the cake by going around the table.
Couplers, couplers screw and decorator's bag are also essential cake decorating tools. The decorator bag is where you put the icing. The tip will be connected to the bag by a coupler and coupler screws.
If you still have some cash left, buy more cake decorating tools such as cake boards, smoothers, and brushes.
There are some baking material retailers that sell cake decorating tools placed in a kit.
You can avail of these cake-decorating stools online and at craft stores, notably Michael's where they offer coupons and discounts at almost half the price.