10 Must-Have Cake Supplies

It’s back to school time and everyone is toting around their list of supplies.  And we didn’t want you to feel left out!  So we’ve partnered up with MakeBake to bring you a supply list of your very own.  While there’s no crayons, pencils or notebooks on our list… it does get you ready for a fall of cake making.  A must-have list of cake decorating supplies, to help you make beautiful cakes at home.  Because once the kids are happily back into the school routine, it’s the perfect time for you to get baking!


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No 1.  It all begins with a recipe and a great cake pan.  8″ round pans are the best place to start your cake pan collection.  Splurge on two as most recipes will make at least two layers of cake.

No 2.  A decorating turntable gives you a base to assemble your cake and makes spinning a cinch.  A necessity for straight sides and smooth icing.

No 3.  Speaking of smooth, a fondant smoother polishes away imperfections to create professional-looking fondant.  Leave no trace of fingerprints behind.

No 4.  This non-stick rolling pin has slide on rings to guide you.  Roll an even layer of fondant each and every time.

No 5.  Cake boards come pre-cut, pre-wrapped, and ready to go!  Available in oodles of shapes,sizes and colors.  Get one several inches larger than your cake.  An 8″ cake deserves a 10″ board.

No 6.  Make sure the baker is as cute as the cake with a must-have accessory, like this rainbow striped apron.

No 7.  Skip the food coloring in the grocery aisle and go for the good stuff.  Get the shade you really want using Americolor Soft Gels.

No 8.  A few basic utensils will go a long way.  Plastic spatulas to mix, stir, scrape.  An off-set palette knife to apply and smooth frosting.  And a pastry wheel to trim fondant.

No 9.  Spend more time eating your cake and less time on clean up duty.  Disposable piping bags make cleanup a breeze.  Go for the big box and you’ll be ready to handle any frosting that comes your way.

No 10.  An assortment of piping tips, like this Ateco 29 piece kit, includes all of the basics plus a few fancies.  A great starter kit for beautiful buttercream cakes.  Oh, and don’t forget the couplers!


There you have it!  Your 10 must-haves to make beautiful cakes at home.  Once you have the basics covered, you can begin to expand your toolkit with more goodies and gadgets.  Like shimmering dusts, specialty mats, stencils and cake moulds!  Oh my goodness, I could go on.  There is a whole world of supplies out there, filled with a wide range of cake decorating tools, just waiting for you to explore.  Hop on over to MakeBake and see for yourself!

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Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.

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