Essentials for Creating Beautiful Cakes

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I’ve been baking cakes for several years now, but just recently started the venture of opening my own bakery. It has been such a whirlwind of late nights, flying flour, creativity and fun!

Cake making and decorating really is such a great culinary experience. I wanted to share some of my favorite essentials needed to create beautiful cakes, so you can go make yourself a beautiful cake! There really is no better way to end your day than with a nice (large) slice of cake!

#1 Wilton Bake Even Strips

These are amazing! They ensure that your cake will bake flat every time, which makes it super easy to assemble.

#2 Cake Turntable

This little darling makes edging, whether attempting straight or detailed a dream!

#3 Cake Edger or Scraper

These tools will help you achieve the texture you are wanting for your cake, whether you want a classic straight edge or a detailed edge.

#4 Cake Boards

Obviously you need boards for the bottom of your cake, but did you know you can use them to help you create those lovely, crisp corners? Check out my Instagram (@elisabetsbakingco) for my latest cake video that shows you how to accomplish this look!

#5 Piping Tips

Piping tips can add so much to a cake and there are so many tutorials on how to use them from rosettes to braids to dollops on top of the cake.

#6 Lollipop Sticks

Lollipop sticks? Did I just read that right? I thought we were talking about decorating cake! Well, ever wonder how cake makers keep the cakes from leaning? You can use straws or wooden dowels, but I prefer lollipop sticks. They stabilize the cake, without being expensive.

There you have it! Six essential tools for decorating a beautiful cake like the professionals! I hope you found this helpful and happy baking!


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