5 New Ways to Use Decorating Tools You Already Have

May 13th, 2015 by Tiffany Jersey

We’re always looking for inspiration and sometimes our cake decorators bring fabulous new ideas to life using existing products – including these 4 new ways to use a handful of everyday decorating tools that you probably already own. These new techniques give some of our favorite and most frequently used decorating tools even more use. Take a look at these DIY cake decorating hacks for fresh inspiration and new ideas on how to use the decorating tip, cookie cutter and fondant roller.

Fondant Rollers

Denim Chevron Cake

Add contrast with color and texture using the Burlap Fondant Roller and a two-tone color effect made easy with Green and Blue Color Mist Food Color Spray.

Try it! Get the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make this Denim Chevron Cake.

Fondant Roller     Denim Chevron Cake

Embossed Cookies

Take ordinary sugar cookies to extrodiary with one quick roll. We used the Geometric Pattern Roller to imprint this trendy pattern, then used square cutters with a crimped edge to add even more detail to our simple, yet elegant cookie design. You can use any fondant roller pattern you want though!

Try it! Get the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make these Indelibly Embossed Cookies.

Fondant Roller      Fondant Roller Embossed Cookies

Decorating Tip

Lovely in Lace Doily Cupcake Toppers

Perfect for tea time, ladies lunch, brunch or bridal showers. These sophisticated doily-style cupcake toppers are made using the simplist of tools, decorating tips.

We used decorating tips number 102, 104, 3, and 10 to create the intricate, yet easy-to-achieve doily design, but you can use any decorating tips you have on hand to create a unique pattern.

Try it! Get the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make these Fondant Doily Cupcake Toppers.

Decorating Tip      Doily Cupcakes

Star Tip Follow-Along Icing Markers

Use the end of decorating tip number 2210, aka star tip 1M, to imprint a perfectly spaced design that you can follow along to create stars or flowers.

Try it! Get the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make the Snowfall Celebration Buttercream Cake.

1M Tip                       Stars

Cookie Cutters

Bake easy-to-decorate cookies using fun shaped cookie cutters to imprint designs like these flowers, dragon flies and butterflies. Lightly press the shape into the dough to create baked-in designs that are easy to trace with a piping bag. We went with a spring theme, but you can use any cookie cutters you’d like!

Try it! Get the full list of supplies and step-by-step instructions on how to make the Flowers & Flyers Spring Garden Cookies.

Cookie Cutters                        Sugar Cookies
These are just a few fun new ways to use some of Wilton’s most classic products. What’s your favorite cake decorating trick?

Tiffany Jersey Tiffany is the Senior Copywriter at Wilton. With a B.A. in Journalism, it’s no wonder she loves getting creative with everything she does from coming up with new ideas on how to host a great theme party and make matching treats to delivering the inside scoop on how to pull it all off without a hitch. A member of the Baking & Decorating Trends Committee, she’s always got her eye on the next big thing—so you can be the first to hear about trending treats and other party feats.

26 Replies

  1. Linda Clifford says:

    PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE bring the yearbooks back.

  2. Lilia Picolini says:

    wonderful ideas, thank you!!!!!

  3. Paola Ferreccio says:

    Great Ideas!! love it!!

  4. Angela says:

    WHAT! NO MORE YEARBOOKS….WHY???

  5. christiane auclair says:

    I agree! I have many of yearbooks and they help me again , good pictures.

  6. Silvia L. Nieva says:

    WOW, GREAT IDEAS. THANK YOU.

  7. Silvia L. Nieva says:

    I LOVE WILTON IDEAS, CLASES AND BOOKS,

  8. malini wijesinghe says:

    good ideas.

  9. stefany says:

    i love ,great ideas,thank you

  10. Silvia says:

    MORE YEARBOOKS AND PATTERN BOOKS, PLEASE!!!

  11. I love your ideas, thank you so much
    Always time for cake!

  12. Rhoda Omotuyi-Omojafo says:

    Whaoooooooo.. I love this… I am now a better me… More please

  13. Mary Carbone says:

    WONDERFUL 🙂 🙂 IDEAS

    THANK YOU FOER ALL THE IDEAS

    MARY C,

  14. Teresa F. says:

    Thank You for the ideas, I learn most of my cake decorating from Wilton and love your books, please bring back the year books and patterns, very important.

    Have a Blessed Day!

  15. the pattern is awesome.

  16. Brenda says:

    Really? No yearbooks? I was wondering why things hadn’t evolved in my local Michael’s. That’s crazy. I have books dated back to 1968 I believe! No amount of Internet changes good old fashioned books!

  17. Kay says:

    Seriously , I have talked with people in 3 states, and no one is happy about not having the yearbooks and pattern books. Looking online is okay, but you can’t mark up an online catalog. Also, why are so many items discontinued? Some of them are still in the stores. The Wilton name stands for something. Please at least bring the yearbooks back.

  18. Venita says:

    Excellent technique and great idea to show it on cakes and cookies. I really liked it.
    thank you

  19. Juanita says:

    I, like so many others, loved the Yearbooks. I began decorating 40 years ago and have every Yearbook since 1976. They were great! PLEASE, bring them back!!

  20. Annette says:

    Please bring back the yearbooks! I loved getting them!!

  21. Ivy Estrada says:

    Very interesting ideas!!! I love Wilton!!!

  22. Charlene says:

    What are the yearbooks?

  23. jamie says:

    agree yearbooks should come back.

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