5 New Ways to Use Decorating Tools You Already Have

May 13th, 2015 by Desiree Smith

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?

Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

39 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:


  5. christiane auclair says:

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

  6. Silvia L. Nieva says:


  7. Silvia L. Nieva says:


  8. malini wijesinghe says:

    good ideas.

  9. stefany says:

    i love ,great ideas,thank you

  10. Silvia says:


  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:



    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.

  24. Khatija Moola says:

    Kindly bring the year book back

  25. Valoree Smith says:

    PLEASE BRING BACK THE YEARBOOK BACK!!!!!!!!!! Pretty Please!!!!!!!
    The Wilton name on a products said quality!!!! Thanks Valoree Smith

  26. This is from an other level

  27. This is from an other level so Good thanks come on

  28. adhika says:

    This is so helpful and stunning! Thank you!

  29. Tracie says:

    I to have yearbooks they are great tools. I can go back to them for ideas. I love looking at the reference guide on the tips.

  30. Susan Wishart says:

    Please bring the yearbooks back!!!! They are invaluable!!! Especially to hobby bakers!

  31. Pat Salhoff says:

    I really miss your Yearbooks. I still have all of them back to the mid 1970’s. Online stuff is OK but will never replace them. Please bring them back.
    Also can you please start making grease-proof cupcake papers. Yours aren’t labeled as such so I’m forced to search for another source.

  32. Alana says:

    Yearbooks and patterns please bring back

  33. Cyndi says:

    Does anyone else have extreme difficulty opening jars of Wilton Gel Food coloring Gel? I seriously have no idea how to get the foil seal off without making a complete mess. I have tried to contact Wilton to suggest a pull tag. They don’t seem very interested in my suggestion

  34. Josie Croucher says:

    I don’t even know what a Yearbook is, but please bring it back. Since everyone wants it so badly, I think I would like it also.

  35. Adela Maimot says:

    Wilson is the best; The product succeed my expectation. Definitely it’s the best. I can always find what are looking for from receipt to direction and the product the best.

  36. Amy Kerns says:

    Please make more yearbooks. I’ve used mine since 1991.

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