Since my latest roundup over at Houzz is relevant to all of you interested in baking and decorating sweets, I had to share here, too. Of course you could also make sure to own Sugarlicious which has an even more comprehensive list of all the tools you’ll need, as well as a way longer Resources list, hint hint. But I digress. Over at Houzz I’ve collected a bunch of the tools I use most frequently when baking and decorating cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, cake pops and other sweet treats. I’ve already covered supplies and where to get them HERE, but this expands on that first list. Scroll past the roundup for more information.
THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
the shopping list:
a set of round cookie cutters
shaped cookie cutters
good baking and cupcake trays
disposable decorating bags
Americolor Soft Gel Paste food coloring
food decorator pens
edible icing sheets
sanding sugar and sprinkles
WHERE TO SHOP FOR SUPPLIES
cake decorating supply stores
Search google to see if you have any of these stores locally. They carry everything your craft store doesn’t, most likely. In the DC area, you have Fran’s Cake and Candy Supply out in Fairfax, VA and Little Bitts Shop in Wheaton, MD.
specialty chain stores
One of my favorite shops is Sur la Table. They carry fondant, tips, cookie cutters bakeware, cupcake liners, meringue powder and other decorating supplies.
Everything you need is online. Everything. Amazon carries a lot of products, such as the Some of my other go-tos for supplies are
for cookie cutters
Many of the above resources also carry cookie cutters, but be sure to check out this post on cookie cutter collections for a more complete list.