7 Decorative Tools for Prettier Bakes

7 Decorative Tools for Prettier Bakes

Conjure up all the beautiful artistic possibilities in your sweets with these handy decorative tools

There’s a sense of gratification that comes with cake or cookie decoration, getting lost in one’s creative thoughts as you pipe, shape, drizzle and dust your way to match your dream theme. The best part about making art on your bakes is that it’ll never go to waste, or be locked in a storeroom, forgotten over the years. It’s an aesthetically pleasing and functional form that sparks delights in your friends, family and your Instagram fans. Whether you are prettifying a tiered cake for your best friend’s birthday or icing cookies for the next party, these decoration gadgets are the paintbrushes to your delicious canvas.  

1. Karen Poppy Frosting Smoother

Karen Poppy Frosting Smoother. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Frosting is the first essential step before applying fondant or decoration to your cake. It helps to provide a smooth, sticker layer for fondant application, sealing in any potential crumbs that are falling off, while acting as a “glue” between your cake layers (if you have any). Frosting can come in so many different forms, from traditional buttercream, cream cheese to decadent chocolate ganache. After you’ve picked one to suit your taste, smooth out your frosting with a scraper, spatula or this nifty, light-weight Karen Poppy Frosting Smoother to form that flawless base that makes subsequent decoration so much easier. This smoother is adjustable and works both the top and side simultaneously, allowing you to smooth out the sides of any cake quickly, precisely and easily. Frosting or icing alone already makes for an appealing external layer for your cake, and you can top it off with fruits, chocolate or candy figures as centerpieces.

2. Cake Decorating Turntable

OEM cake decorating turn table. Photo: OEM

A trait that all gorgeous unicorn, wedding or eye-catching cakes share is their symmetry. Frosting, icing and fondant on cakes are applied in an even manner which is made possible with a Cake Decorating Turntable. If you are a stickler for consistent details and perfection, having a turntable for cake embellishment is a necessity. This monochrome turntable is made out of food-grade material, and not allow spins, but also tilts to make placement of toppings and piping multiple layers (like elaborate buttercream bouquets) easier. It has a stylish enough outlook that using it as a cake stand would also work if you lack one. With a diameter of 23 cm, it works well for standard 1 KG cakes, but if you are making anything bigger, you’ll have to get a bigger cake stand (and find a larger storage space for it).   

3. Piping Tips Set with Piping Bags

Homenhome piping tip bag set. Photo: Homenhome

Piping is probably one of the greatest inventions in the dessert decorating world, opening up a dazzling array of crafting possibilities when it comes to beautifying your cake, pies and cookies. Add a touch of elegance to your Thai Milk Tea Cheesecake with a piped flower, leaf or starburst made from cream cheese. Or you could recreate a soft, yummy durian shell with piping for your Durian Airfryer Burnt Cheesecake, made from none other than durian cream! This handy Piping Tips Set with Piping Bags is probably one of the decorating tools you’ll use over and over again in your kitchen. You can use it to pipe out swirls, curves and different shapes for your Pandan Cookies with Gula Melaka or softer, buttery biscuits as well.

4. Cake Decorating Pen

Cake decorating pen. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Always loved to doodle as a kid? On your notebook, your friend’s notebook, or even on the arm of your classmate? If you’ve grown to like baking, this Cake Decorating Pen will bring back all that fun memories of doodling and sketching. This time, you can use these fine-tipped brushes that come in 3 different sizes to stylize your bakes as you want. Ideally, your cake or biscuits like Cat Tongue Cookies already has a layer of icing or fondant on them, allowing for food-safe colors to be transferred on easily.

5. Stainless Steel Round Cake Slicer

Stainless steel round cake and bread slicer. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Love the layers of cream cheese in the decadent red velvet cheesecake or buttercream between a classic vanilla cake? Recreate precision cake layer slicing using this Stainless Steel Cake Slicer that will ensure your layers are smoothly cut, level and spread out evenly! Having an unevenly sliced cake could easily translate to an unwanted leaning tower of Pisa (with disastrous results) or too thinly sliced layers that crumble away when you move it. This cake slicer comes in two size ranges – 6-8 inches (good for 800g to 1 kg cakes) and 9-12 inches (good for 1-2kg cakes). Time to slice, frost, layer and serve!

6. Fenteer Silicone Alphabet Mold

Fenteer silicone alphabet number baking mold. Photo: Fenteer

Perhaps your hand isn’t steady enough yet to hold a cake pen or piping tool to write your loved one’s name on the cake with a flourish. That’s where this Fenteer Silicone Alphabet Mold comes in handy, allowing you to make chocolate or candylicious names that will fit on your Tangerine Cake with Vegan Chocolate Ganache or Gula Melaka Pineapple Upside Down Cake without any fuss! This one-piece mold comes with double of each alphabets, so you don’t have to double the time taken to make names with two of the same letters in them.

7. Birthday Cake Topper

Birthday cake topper. Photo: Seller's own/Lazada

Running late for that birthday party you need to bring the cake for? Or simply tried and failed several times at creating an elegant birthday chocolate garnish? Push this bright Birthday Cake Topper into your yummy creation and it’s good to go immediately, without fussing or waiting around for hand drawn garnishes to set. This cake topper set comes in four different colors and each color set has 4 separate styles, so mixing and matching is a breeze for your next birthday cake. You can reuse them to save on costs, but given that they are less than fifty cents each, you don’t have to worry too much about bringing them home every time!

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