With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it would be a great time to write a Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Cake Decorators. That way, if you want to give a little hint to your kids or husband, you can just refer them here. Or if you happen to be looking for a gift for the cake decorator in your life – look no more!
Being a serious baker means that you need some professional cake decorating accessories to help refine your craft. When it comes to baking cakes, the process goes well beyond just whipping up the ingredients and baking the cake.
You must know how to decorate that cake to perfection. Whether the cake decorator is you or someone special in your life, here are 10 must-have accessories to take cake decorating to the next level.
Bosch Universal Mixer
Home bakers and cake decorators need a mixer that can stand up to daily or weekly baking again and again. After almost five years of use, I can say with confidence that the Bosch Universal Mixer is the best mixer for cake decorators. See the best deal on the Bosch here.
You can make buttercream without a cloud of powdered sugar in your kitchen or make triple batches of vanilla cake all at once. Those are just a couple of the reasons I love my Bosch. You can read why I ditched my Kitchenaid here and see how it holds up to 16 cups of flour here for a batch of cookie dough that yields over 400 chocolate chip cookies!
Revolving Cake Decorating Stand
Every serious baker needs to own this Revolving Cake Decorating Stand. Made of aluminum and cast iron, this cake stand means business! This cake decorating stand includes a non-slip surface and is made in the USA.
Decorating your next cake will be a cinch when you have this revolving cake decorating stand in your kitchen. No more stopping to turn the cake during the decorating process. If your gift recipient doesn’t have one of these, surprise them with one!
Every serious baker must have an Offset Cake Icing Spatula Set to help frost the cake without issue. Spatulas are one of those most basic tools that you won’t be able to live without!
This icing spatula kit comes with three different sized cake icing spatulas for every application you can think of. You’ll be able to easily apply icing on cupcakes right up to a tiered wedding cake using this Offset Cake Icing Spatula Set.
Wilton Master Decorating Tip Set
If you’re like me and have been decorating for a while, you likely have a collection of piping tips already in your collection. But if you’re new to cake decroating, this Wilton Master Decorating Tip Set includes a huge variety of decorating tips to get your started and it allows you to keep your cake decorating tips organized for ease of access.
Have you ever been ready to decorate a cake and had a difficult time finding the right tip? Well, you won’t have that issue anymore with this Master Decorating Tip Set. Get creative with these tips that include round, star, ruffle, petal, leaf, basketweave, drop flower and specialty tips. Cake decorators will love this set – makes the perfect gift!
Wilton Decorator Preferred Cake Decorating Tool Caddy
Never lose a cake decorating tool again with this Wilton Decorator Preferred Cake Decorating Tool Caddy. There’s nothing more frustrating than needing a tool in the middle of decorating a cake and not being able tof ind it.
It’s so important to have quick access to your cake decorating tools so that you can finish decorating their cake from beginning to end without searching kitchen cabinets and drawers for the necessary cake decorating tools.
The caddy includes a top tray for storing decorating tips, couplers and more. The bottom compartment has adjustable dividers for easy customization for your tools. Makes a truly thoughtful gift! (tools not included)
Magic Line Round Cake Pans Set
For anyone planning to have a serious cake business, high quality pans are a must. I switched to Magic Line pans years ago and have never regretted my decision.
This Magic Line Round Cake Pans Set includes the most common sizes of round cake pans you’ll need for birthday cakes, graduation cakes, wedding cakes and every other celebration cake. The set includes 5 sizes… 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″. These commerical grade pans are made in the USA, made of the highest quality, heavy gauge aluminum to provide even heat distribution and will last you for many years to come.
Cake Decorating Modeling Tool Set
This Cake Decorating Modeling Tool Set is a must have for anyone who plans to do fondant work or sculpting of any kind when cake decorating. I use tools included in this set almost every single week when rolling out my orders.
From dotting tools to sculpture tools and everything in between this set will truly let you become an artist with your next cake decorating project. This set gives you a variety of carving shapes and sizes to help refine your decorating skills.
Cake Boss Decorating Tools Airbrushing Kit
With the cake as your canvas, use this Cake Boss Decorating Tools Airbrushing Kit to create amazing edible cake art. I’ll be honest and tell you I don’t use my airbrush nearly as much as I’d like to because I’m just not confident with it. But the without a doubt, using an airbrush on cake absolutely takes cake art to a new level.
This easy to use compressor airbrush gives your three adjustable levels to cover large surfaces, create airbrush designs or do fine script writing. Create your own designs or use stencils. Comes with a case and instruction booklet. Makes a great gift for the serious cake decorator!
Edible Printer Art Package
This Edible Printer Art Package is on my personal wish list. I keep talking myself out of ordering it because I don’t really have space to store it, but I find myself wishing I had one more and mroe.
This cake decorating accessory will allow you to take your cake decorating skills even further with icing sheets, wafer sheets and everything you need to make an edible art design for your next cake decorating session. It will allow you to add details and personalization to your cakes that you couldn’t accomplish otherise. Surprise your recipient with this ultimate cake decorating gift!
The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating
There are hundreds (thousands?) of cake decorating tutorials online these days and more recipes than you could read in a lifetime. But for some, an old fashioned book that you can hold with your hands is the way to go!
Learn the beautiful and creative art of cake decorating with The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating by Autumn Carpenter. Go beyond the fundamentals with these gorgeous photos and easy to follow instructions. You’ll learn the art of assembling, layering, writing, gumpaste flowers and many other cake decorating essentials. This is a book you’ll refer to again and again. Makes an excellent gift.
Cake decorating is an art and having the proper tools is essential to success. Any of these products of this Gift Guide for Cake Decorators would make a wonderful and thoughtful gift, showing the hobby cake decorator or someone more experienced that you care!
Surprise them with any one of these gifts that will inspire their creativity and passion!