TOOLS

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Almost everything I make is with these 12 tools.

I am not paid to sponsor any specific brand, so these are the items I think are best.

by Ateco, hands down these are my favorite!

I have used cheaper brands that look the similar but trust me they are not the same.

For literary few dollars more you get way better tools. I use them in almost every video and highly recommend them. They are a good weight, strong, good quality, with very minor seams creating a smooth finish.

by Ateco, they are metal so they have a nice, sharp, thin cutting edge and a good quality that holds it's shape for years.

by Ateco, these are plastic so they won't lose their shape and will give good square cuts with the sharpest corners I found.

9 Inch Rolling Pin

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by Wilton or Ateco, I have both and they are both great. Prices change, so whichever is cheaper.

I use this rolling pin when rolling out small pieces of gum paste or fondant when making decorations. It gives a smooth rolling surface that won't leave a seam mark like cheap brands.

20 Inch Rolling Pin

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by Wilton or Ateco, I have both and they are both great. Prices change, so whichever is cheaper.

I use this 20" rolling pin when rolling out fondant to cover my cakes. It's wide enough and the rolling surface has a smooth and won't leave a seam mark like cheap brands.

by Ateco, this brush set is a little expensive, when you compare it to all the cheap brushes, but to me these are well worth it. The bristles don't fall out and after years of use they still hold their shape.

Size #1 has a thin handle with the thin sharp blade. It works excellent for cutting small thin pieces without misshaping them.

by Chef Craft, this is a little nothing knife, but I like it and use it all the time. It's got a nice thin blade, so it doesn't misshape my fondant or gum past when cutting pieces.

Fondant Smoother

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by Wilton or Ateco, I have both and they are both great. Prices change, so whichever is cheaper.


This gives a good flat straight surface, unlike the cheap brands. It doesn't have seams on the smoothing surface and is true and flat. Watch out for cheaper versions - they can be wavy and marred.

by Wilton, these decorating Icing spatulas come in a three-piece set. The large and small spatula are angled which work great for icing the sides of the cake. The medium straight spatula is used to for smoothing the top of the cake and spreading filling.

You can also purchase them separately if you don't need the whole set, but I do use all three.

by Wilton, this cake leveler works great to cut the rounded top off your cake, so you have a nice flat surface.

by Wilton, this cake lifer is used to stack one cake tier on top of another. It's strong and stable, so it supports the cake when lifted without any bending or warping.

Extra Tools I use

I do not use these tools as often, but they are great to own when I need them.

by Wilton, this icing smother gives a wide flat surface to smooth the entire side of a cake at once. Works great when used with the Round Turntable

by Wilton, this works great for making long thing ribbons and borders. It's quick to change the sizing and takes the work out of making even strips.

Cutter Embosser

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by Wilton or Ateco, I have both and they are both great. Prices change, so whichever is cheaper.

Works great to cut thin fondant and I have used it many times to mimic a stitching look. Good quality, strong, and straight.

by Ateco, this turntable spins SO smooth! It is strong, solid, and the quality really shows. I started with a cheaper turntable which did fine, but now that I upgraded, I would never go back.

by Wilton, this set of flower cutters gives a good variety of different simple flower parts to make beautiful complex looking flowers. Works great with Flower Impression Mold

by Wilton. I am not a fan of molds, but this set of two is fantastic at capturing the veins in leaves and flowers.


It's made of durable silicone and has held its shape for many years of impressions. This was one of my first purchases when I started making cakes, and I still get lots of use out of it, therefore I definitely recommend it. Works great with Flower Cutter Set

Related Pages

Supplies Page See the consumable items I use like food coloring, cake plates, and stacking systems.

Baking Page

See my pans & mixer.

Fondant vs.
Gum Paste

Explains the difference between Fondant and Gum Paste and when to use each.

Cake Decorating Pages

cakes of tv and movie characters with decorations made out of edible fondant or gum paste
cakes of video game characters with decorations made out of edible fondant or gum paste
cakes of animals with decorations made out of edible fondant or gum paste
cakes and decorations that look like everyday items that we see all the time made out of edible fondant or gum paste
cakes and decorations made for special events like birthdays holidays weddings or baby showers or baby 1st first birthday
pretty cakes without any theme with decorations that includes drip cakes or top cake forward and cakes with bows flowers ribbon or candy
collection recipes for homemade chocolate vanilla cakes and other baked goods like cookies and breads
this is the introduction beginner basics 101 class for people just starting to get into cake decorating
this gives a background information about Jen with Caketastic Cakes
the answers to my most frequently asked questions about cakes

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