Choosing the right cake decorating supplies for your needs
If you love to bake, the right cake decorating tools can take your creation to another level and transform it into a stunning masterpiece that looks as good as it tastes. From mini cupcakes to multi-level cakes and holiday-themed cookies, unleash your creativity with our range of baking moulds, piping bags, nozzles, cake toppers, icings and much more.
Cake decorating basics - what do I need to know?
Whether it’s a batch of homemade cookies or an extravagant birthday cake, you’ll need some basic cake decorating supplies to give your baked creations the look you want. We’ve got everything you need to take you from food prep and baking to decorating, presenting and storing. Check out these items:
Tools for icing - Rolled fondant can be layered over cakes while buttercream is great for piping, filling and spreading with a spatula. They come in assorted flavours and you can use food colours to give it any colour you want. A piping bag and nozzle is essential for applying icing in decorative patterns. Sprinkles are a fun way to finish off icing and they come in different shapes and colours, such as Over the Top Edible Bling Pastel Confetti.
Tools for baking your cake - To bake your cake, you’ll need cake tins to hold the cake mix, muffin trays or baking sheets for cookies. Cupcake cases are a great way to ensure cupcakes lift easily out of the tray and add a pop of colour. Silicone moulds are ideal as they are flexible for easy removal. You can also use cake release spray for a non-stick result.
Tools for shaping and cutting - Cookie cutters, baking moulds and chocolate moulds are all designed to help you give your creations the shape you need. From perfect circles to jelly moulds and fun shapes like Daily Bake Mermaid 8 Cup Chocolate Mould, these products make your baked goods look professional and creative.
Tools for cake presentation - Showcase your cake with the right tools for presentation. We have cake boards to support your cake while transporting as well as cake boxes and cupcake boxes for safely storing your cakes until it’s time to eat them.
Essential cake decorating supplies to get you started
If you’re a beginner to baking, it’s best to start off with a few basic cake decorating supplies and build up your collection as your skills grow. Piping bags and nozzles are essential if you want to create interesting decorations on cakes and muffins using buttercream, cream or ganache. Fondant can be rolled out and draped over cakes for a smooth, professional finish.
Cupcake toppers are an easy way to jazz up a batch of cupcakes or muffins. For cookies, a good set of cookie embossers and debossers will leave an imprint in the fondant that looks 3D. Experiment with shapes by choosing a number of different moulds and cutters, such as the Chef Inox Round Crinkled Cutter Set. A cake decorating kit is a great way to get everything you need to get started, such as the Wilton Fondant Practice Board Set.
Level up with these extra cake decorating items
If you’re looking to get more creative with your cake decorating, we have products to take your skills to the next level. Use Over the Top Edible Silver Leaf to add some elegant bling to cakes, macarons, chocolates and more. Over the Top Lustre Dust in Vintage Gold will add sparkle to fondant and gum pastes.
Throwing a kid’s birthday party? They’ll love getting creative with Over the Top Edible Food Pens. These sweet sticks are filled with edible ink so kids can create their own creative designs on cookies, cake pops and more. Simply bake a batch of cookies, top with royal icing overnight and let the imagination take over!
Baking and decorating tips for beginners
Learning how to decorate cakes like a pro is a skill and it will take some time to master. You can help to fast-track your progress with these handy tips:
Icing consistency - The right consistency depends on what you are making. Thin icing is needed to cover cookie surfaces and pipe lettering and flatter decorations. A stiff icing is required to spread over cakes and create 3D decorations that hold their shape.
Bag position - Hold the piping bag in an upright position if you want to make shapes such as stars, rosettes and flat flower petals. Hold it at a 45 degree angle for lettering and borders.
Pressure control - Hold the larger end of the piping bag with your dominant hand so that you can control the pressure. Your non-dominant hand should be positioned towards the nozzle to help guide the direction. Using a piping bag one-handed isn’t recommended as you can apply too much pressure.
Popular decorating ideas and trends to incorporate
Create Insta-worthy cakes and treats by staying on top of popular trends and innovative decorating ideas. Holiday-themed cakes and cookies never go out of style. Use Loyal Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters to celebrate Valentine’s Day or decorate chocolate truffles like colourful Easter eggs for a creative twist on this favourite holiday.
Get creative with the Mondo Airbrush System and give your creations variegated colours, designs and writing. Use stencils to create edible images on cookies and cakes. Drip cakes are still going strong in 2022 as are super bright colours with loads of decorations, including extravagant cake toppers and dried flowers.
Additional kitchen and baking tools to consider when purchasing cake decorating supplies
These kitchen tools and appliances will make baking the professional-looking cakes and sweet treats easier and more mess-free:
Brands we know and trust - shop with confidence
We’ve got all of the brands you know and love at Kitchen Warehouse with prices lower than RRP. Pick up a bargain and get decorating like a pro with brands like ChefMaster, Wilton, Over the Top, Avanti and Fondtastic.
Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse
Find everything you need to decorate your cakes to perfection online at Kitchen Warehouse. Explore our latest new products and pop your favourites into the shopping cart for a fast and easy checkout. We offer free delivery to all areas in Australia, including QLD, VIC, NSW and NT. You can also choose Click & Collect and visit your nearest Kitchen Warehouse by using our Find a Store locator tool!
What are the different types of cake decorating essentials?
While the best cake decorating tools for you will depend on skill level and type of food, there are some products that are considered essentials in every bakeware collection. These include piping bags and different-shaped nozzles, food colours, sprinkles, spatula for smoothing icing, scraper for adding texture, cookie cutters for shaping cookies and baking moulds for cakes and other desserts.
What is the most important piece of cake decorating equipment?
When it comes to the most important cake decorating equipment you’ll need for cakes and other baked goods, it has to be the cake tin. This is what you need to bake the cakes that you will decorate and they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Deep cake tins are great for making layered cakes while a cake tin with a loose base is ideal for easy removal.