Cake Tools

Custom tools and templates for custom cakes
Let's face it, if you are a cake maker you spend hours agonizing over the right look and color all while covered in sugar! I live this every time I make a special cake. Because of this, we design, manufacture, and source the same products we use for our special projects.

Our mission is to help bring your cake vision to life... all while helping you save time and money!

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Basic cake tool must haves
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1. Pans
It starts with professional quality cake pans and you want pans with straight edges versus the ones that are set at an angle.  Beware of your kitchen storage space since, unless they vary in size, they do not sit one inside the other.  I am partial to the Magic Line cake pans, because they keep your cake from over browning along the outside.  

2. Cake Turntable / Lazy Susan

Cake turntables and/or lazy Susan's are absolutely necessary. These allow you to turn your cake with one hand and ice freely with the other. Use a turn table with some height so you don't hurt your back, and use a lazy susan (available at Ikea!) to cover your cakes with fondant. Makes it all so much easier!! Use this together with non-slip material to help keep the cake in place while you spin.

3. Spatulas
Small and large offset spatulas are a must have.  We source Ateco spatulas for our store.

4. Cake Lifter
Use a cake lifter especially when  you are low on counter space.  I got away with using only one for a long time... but it was very nice when I got two!

5. Piping Tips
The best way to acquire your first tips is with a basic set.  You will want round ones for writing and to make dots. You will also need shells for borders and tips for rose petals and leaves. It is also fun to have a grass tip.  Ateco makes a nice basic set.  Wilton also has a number of very nice sets.  Some also come with a rose nail, spatulas and colors.  However beware of the white and clear plastic holder/tray.  It looks very convenient, but the one I have can't keep the tips up!  I have found tackle boxes (found in the sport and game section at Walmart) to be best for organizing a number of tips.

6. Color
We use Chefmaster cake colors. The flip caps make them very convenient to use.  However, use Wilton brand for the best ivory color and white color.

7. Piping Bags
We love eco-friendly cotton silicon-lined pastry bags! Not only are these great because they are reusable, but they also keep your hands from getting so tired. Cotton and silicone lining has very little to no "give" compared to other materials.

8. Cake Knife
Use a 12" or 14" long cake/bread knife to make cake slicing a cinch!

9. Fondant Roller and Smoother
If you plan to work with fondant get yourself a large and small plastic fondant roller.  These are absolutely necessary for fondant.  I tried to get away with a wood rolling pin in the past but the fondant refused to obey!  The large roller is essential if you plan to cover cakes, and the small roller is perfect for fondant accents.  Fondant mats can be helpful for sizing accuracy, however, not essential. I use a very large cutting board and have used our dinner table as well (and don't forget to cover with powdered sugar!).

10. Fondant Tools
These are great for making figurines and any special shapes.  Also, get a nice set of quality paint brushes to use for 'painting' on water to 'glue' fondant to itself or for adding dusts or shimmers.


  1. Hobby Lobby also carries the AmeriColors.


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