Cake

Cake Baking Supplies

Red-Tailed Chipmunk Image by jerrygabby1 Cheeks full of sunflower seed this guy/girl is banking a supply for the upcoming winter. Whether you are an expert or just starting out, decorating cakes becomes a much easier task when you have already assembled all the right tools. Icing tips should be at the top of your cake decorating tool kit. They are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes. Although plastic icing tips are readily available and inexpensive, nickel-plated tips are in most cases more reliable and longer lasting. Round tips are a good place to start. They can be used for writing words, strings, piping dots and scripting. In addition to round tips, petal, basket, star and leaf style tips are a good complement and a recommended must have for your decorating toolkit. They can usually be purchased individually or in a set. Once you have your tips, you will need a pastry bag and a coupler. The coupler is what fastens and secures the tip to the pastry bag. It consists of a cone that is inserted into the bag and a ring that gets fastened from the outside of the bag over the tip. One item you