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Frosting Tools

All aboard the frosting train! The prettiest part of your cake is the decorations on top. So let’s dive into frosting. What you will and what you won’t need to make your cake come out on top.

  • Piping tips (I like Wilton because you can easily look up the number printed on the side to access their vast online resources)
  • You can either buy 1 or 2 tips from Michael’s or Walmart
    • Or you can buy an entire set for cheap from Amazon. At one point, we experimented with buying these ourselves. And in our experience, the cheaper tips weren’t well organized and when we ordered multiple boxes of the same tips, we received different tips- and sometimes duplicates- and overall we were wholly unimpressed.
    • Plus, you should just know that it will make it harder to figure out how to use them without the directional videos direct from the manufacturer. However, if you can identify your tip as a star tip, for example, you can look it up on YouTube and still find lots of helpful advice. But YOU will have to identify the tip. The onus is on you to do the leg work.
    • We will go into way more detail on frosting tips later in the course. So if you’re interested in learning how to decorate, just hang in there while we run through some of the basics first.
  • Piping bags
  • Offset spatula
  • An excess of frosting. You’re going to want more frosting than your cake requires, in order to make it picture perfect.
  • Decorating Tip Cake Icer- there is literally a piping tip that is designed to help your frost the sides of your cake
  • Turn table/ Lazy Suzan
  • Mixing bowls- repeat from mixing and prep section. Still vital in mixing and prepping frosting
  • measuring cups – repeat from mixing and prep section. Still vital in mixing and prepping frosting
  • measuring spoons- repeat from mixing and prep section. Still vital in mixing and prepping frosting
  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer- Remember this from the Mixing Tools list? Well, mechanical mixers can be a ginormous help when it comes to making frostings, too. Admittedly, how helpful they can be depends on your frosting recipe.

Last, but not least, let’s save you some money! Click the Next Lesson button to get all the hot gossip about what (in my opinion) you just don’t need to be a bomb baker. Now that the frosting train has officially left the station, it’s time