To make some amazing looking cupcakes there are few cake decorating supplies you might want to buy first. You’d need a cupcake pan of course, and some cupcake cases as well, these are two of the most important items, you will need to bake the cupcakes. When it comes to decorating your cupcakes, there are couple more cake decorating supplies you might want to buy.
Piping tools are quite important as most of the cupcakes are decorated with buttercream, using different piping nozzles. Piping tools include pastry bags, piping tips (also called nozzles or tubes) and couplers.
Piping bags come in many different sizes and materials. They can be refillable or disposable. You should always choose a bag that you feel comfortable to work with. The smaller the pastry bag, the easier it is to control it and work with it, but they do have to be filled more often. A larger size piping bags have to be filled less often, but will be more difficult to control.
Using a coupler isn’t a must, but it definitely makes you decorating easier and quicker. A coupler is used to change piping tips while using the same piping bag.
Piping tips are made out of stainless steel or plastic. There are largeamount of shapes and sizes available. Some piping nozzles are good for making buttercream roses, the others will give you grass effect. You can use piping nozzles also for writing and making your own royal icing decorations.
So these are some of the most important cake decorating supplies you need when baking and decorating cupcakes. You might also want to buy some edible sprinkles or glitter to make your cupcakes extra special and sparkly. You can also buy some ready made edible decorations to go with the theme of your cupcakes.