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Top 5 cake decorating kits for beginners

Updated on November 19, 2015

Top 5 cake decorating kits for beginners

For any beginner cake decorator, tools are important, but you may find yourself buying kits in order to find particular items, tips and other odds and ends. So, I am going to cover 5 cake decorating kits here that offer great variety and tools that you will be able use on almost any future cake decorating projects.

For most. Cake decorating is a hobby. It is important for everyone to control our hobby spending. So for these cake decorating kits, I will consider cost to product received, in order to choose my top five. I will focus my biggest attention on decorating tips. They will be some of the most commonly used items in any decorating kit you end up using.

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Wilton 2104-2546 (53) Piece Supreme Cake Decorating Set (approx. $25)

Wilton will most likely be very present in this top 5 list. Just as they are in the cake decorating world. For my first choice, I give you the Wilton #2104-2546 (53) Piece Supreme Cake Decorating Set.

This set includes:
(18) metal decorating tips 2, 3, 5, 7, 12, 16, 18, 21, 32, 48, 67, 101, 103, 104, 129, 225, 349 and 352
(24) disposable, 12 in. decorating bags
(2) tip couplers
(5) 0.5oz icing colors (Golden Yellow, Moss Green, Rose Petal, Cornflower Blue, Violet)
(1)1 1/4 in. flower nail No. 9
8" angled spatula
storage tray
Cake Decorating Beginner’s Guide

This is a nice little kit, 18 tips, a guide book, and some other very useful odds and ends. I would look at this seriously. You get Wilton quality items, and a nice beginners collection of tools. Using Wilton products also allows you to use the Wilton how to articles and books and easily match your items to the required items in the how to's.

Ateco Stainless Steel Decorating Tube Set - (29) Piece Set(approx. $28)

It seems a little pricey for a tip set, which is basically what it is. But in this kit, you are getting your primary tools. A great beginner cake decorator tip set.

With this kit, you get:
(26) decorating tips
(2) flower nails
(1) coupler
And the holding case.

This is very useful to any budding cake decorator. And will be more than enough to keep you busy for some time. With the case, it gives you a place to store your trinkets.

Wilton 23-Piece Cupcake & Cake Decorating Set (approx. $22)

This is a nice beginners kit. It was close to being my favorite. It has a little bit of everything, and would be a great starter kit for anyone decorating cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. What this kit includes is:

(6) Decorating Tips
(1) Decorating Triangle
(1) Spatula
(2) Standard Couplers
(8) 12" disposable decorating bags
(1) 10" professional decorating bag
(4) icing colors
and a basic instruction booklet. It really would be a great starter for anyone.

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Ateco's 13 Piece Decorating Tip Set with Syringe (approx. $20)

This is truly a basic cake decorating kit. but the rust-proof aluminum decorating syringe is a nice bonus, especially those who really are not interested in using icing bags. This is a great beginner cake decorating kit. Specifically, it includes

(12) Decorating tip
(1) Aluminum decorating syringe

Its plenty for someone who will only be doing an occasional birthday cake or cookies. And for those who don't like the bags. It is ranked lower mostly because of the lack of quantity in the decorating tips.

Wilton 2109-859 (50) Piece Tool and Caddy Decorating Set (approx. $45)

It's a little pricey for a beginners kit, but it has some items that has to make it a contender. One of these items being the carrying case. A carrying case is invaluable when you start collecting tips. Here is what this kit consists of.

(5) Standard Round Tips #2, 3, 5, 7, 12
(4)Standard Open Star Tips #16, 18, 21, 32
Standard Basket weave Tip #47
Standard Leaf Tip #67
(3) Standard Petal Tips #101, 103, 104
(2)Drop Flower Tips #133, 225
Multi-Opening Tip #233
Leaf Tip #352
Tip #2004 (2D)
No. 7 Flower Nail
(18) Disposable Bags
(1) 10 in. Soft Touch Bag
Tip Brush
Decorator Brush
(2) Standard Couplers
8 in. Angled Comfort Grip Spatula
(4) .5 oz. Icing (Lemon Yellow, Christmas Red, Royal Blue, Leaf Green)
Practice Board
New Cake Decorating Beginner's Guide

In Conclusion

Any of these beginner decorating kits would be plenty for most cake decorators in training, and the choice will really depend on your need, and your feeling on how involved you want to make your projects. Of course if this is a one time endeavor, you may want to use one of the smaller kits. And if you plan on becoming the family cake decorator for years to come, you may want to go with one of the bigger sets.

Whatever your case may be, these kits are quality, yet reasonably priced kits. That should get most basic projects done. And will retain value even if your hobby becomes your own cake decorating home business.


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