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Cake Decorating Kits and Baking Ideas for the Beginner Wilton Starter Kits

Updated on October 6, 2015

Cake Decorating Kits

Cake decorating kits can make it easy for the non-professional baker to bake birthday and other cakes for kids, parties, weddings and more.

Kits typically contains all of the directions, supplies and guidelines a beginner needs to start a project. From making a first birthday cake all the way to making a cake for a friend's wedding.

Most decorating kits come with a variety of tips, stencils, icing bags, icing knife, instructions and some kits you can buy with the pan including. Some of the fun pans available range from teddy bears, fire engines, favorite cartoon characters and more.

Most kits will let you either make your cake and icing from scratch. Better yet, purchase a store bought cake mix and icing and use fondants and other items to bake your cake.

Making a Cake Using a Shaped Cake Pan

Cakes can also be make using an shaped cake baking pan.  This is fairly easy to do. Once you have purchased a cake pan, follow the instructions that come with the pan on how much cake mix to use.  Prepare your cake batter as required and bake.  

Once your cake has been removed from the oven and cooled it is time to decorate.  Look for ideas from the cake pan photo.  Purchase or make icing in the color that coordinates with your cakes theme.  Buy or prepare different colors of icing to decorate your cake with.  You can also use embellishments to go along with the cake.

Baking Cakes Books and Information

Learning from Instructions and Books

Another source to learn how to make cakes is to have someone teach you or take a professional course.  

There are several resources and instruction ideas online all you have to do is goggle them.  Look for free cake recipes, free cake ideas, cake baking instructions or something specific to what you want to make.  (easy first birthday cake ideas, ideas on making a wedding cake, free cake decorating ideas).

If you are a good learner there are several great cake baking and instructions books available. Books range from everything to easy wedding cake ideas to baking cakes and cookies.


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      Michele 7 years ago

      I will try read on your recommend books first, then buy some kits to apply ... hope successful.

    • mulberry1 profile image

      mulberry1 7 years ago

      I love creative, decorative cakes on special occasions. A good kit is definitely the way to go.

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      Kay Creates 7 years ago from Ohio

      I really admire professional looking cakes. Perhaps I'll try a kit someday.