If you want to become a professional cake decorator or just have the best decorated cakes at your kid’s parties you need to learn these 3 things about cake decorating supplies, prepare your supplies list early, buy a book with lots of ideas and learn how to use each piece of equipment. I will explain each of those in this article and show you how to take your cake decorating to the next level.
Preparing you list of needed supplies is vital before you visit the store. You want to create your list, then check it and check it again. This is more important if you have to drive more than 30 minutes to the store. If you fail to prepare a complete list of supplies, you will be spending more time driving to the store than actually working on the cake. This holds true for the supplies needed to actually bake the cake as well. Know ahead of time how much of each grocery item you are going to need, and plan ahead for mistakes, always buy extra eggs, cake mix and icing mix.
If you are like me you love to look for new ideas for your next cake design. When a client contacts me about a certain category for cake design, I have plenty of books to look through before I draw up my design for them. Having similar ideas in different books gives you the opportunity to combine different things into one cake, making an awesome design for your client, which usually helps with getting referrals and more business.
Learning to use your new cake decorating supplies is vital in creating the perfect cake. You always want to practice using any new piece of equipment before you use it for a client or for your kid’s birthday cake. Even something as simple as a turntable cake take a few tries to get used to. Getting the right technique for the cake leveler, or using an icing bag for the first time to icing an entire cake can take two or three attempts to get the technique just right.