An artist is only as good as their tools, right? Now that you’ve learned how to decorate a cake, it’s time to build your arsenal of baking essentials. Don’t stress about stocking up on every kitchen gadget out there. You can level up your dessert game in no time with a few simple items.  Here’s our guide to the best decorating tools for beginners.

Small 10-Inch Cake Leveler

Creating consistent cake layers is a breeze with this adjustable cake leveler. No more uneven cutting – this cake leveler has an adjustable blade that makes it easy to trim and cut your cakes safely and easily.

Cake Decorating Turntable

Ice, decorate and serve your cakes on this multi-purpose turntable. Great for icing smooth edges or piping borders on your cake, this turntable also features a non-slip base that keeps your cake in place as you work.

Cake Icing Smoother

Give your cake a polished finish with an icing smoother. This stainless steel blade features a comfort grip in the center, so it’s easy to hold. Use this smoother with a turntable for near perfect icing edges every time!

9-Inch Angled Spatula

Ice your cakes, spread fillings between layers or frost cupcakes with this universal angled spatula. A must-have for bakers and decorators, this spatula is one of our favorite kitchen tools.

Bake Even Cake Strips

Ever wonder how the pros bake cakes with no crowns? Bake Even strips are the answer! These fabric bands insulate the sides of your cake pan so the batter cooks evenly and your cake comes out without crowns, cracks or crusty edges!

Cake Release Pan Coating

Ensure your cakes come out perfectly every time with Cake Release. Coat your pan with a thin layer, then fill it with batter. Your cakes will release without a problem, giving you the ideal surface for decorating!

Color Right Food Coloring System

Take the guesswork out of coloring. These ultra-concentrated colors feature easy-to-control bottles, so you get just the right amount of color every time. Color Right food coloring can be used with frosting, icing, fondant or even cake batter!

Decorating Tip Poster

This is a must-have for any decorator! Featuring several of our most popular decorating tips, this poster tells you exactly what tip you’ll need to create the look you want.

Buttercream Flower Icing Tip Set

Buttercream flowers are a staple of cake decorating. With this tip set, you can pipe beautiful blossoms, roses, drop flowers and leaves. This is a great beginner set for anyone learning to pipe flowers (contains tips 102, 104, 224 and 352).

Color Swirl 3-Color Coupler

The Color Swirl coupler seamlessly blends three icing colors as you pipe. Simply prepare three decorating bags with the pieces of the Color Swirl coupler and your icing colors of choice, then assemble using the interlocking ring. This coupler works best with larger tips, like 1M, 1A, 2C and 4B.

Easy Blooms Flower Piping Tip Set

Make fancy flowers with just one squeeze using these Easy Blooms tips. Great for making roses and mums, these tips are easy enough for even the most novice of decorators. Check out our tips on how to use them here.

Disposable Counter Covers

Cleanup is a breeze when you use these large disposable counter covers on your kitchen countertop or table. Simply peel off the adhesive corners, stick the cover on your work surface and you’re ready to start decorating! When you’re done, just toss out the mess.

12-Inch Disposable Decorating Bags

Whether you’re piping frosting, icing or melted candy, these disposable decorating bags are sure to come in handy. The 12 in. bags fit all standard Wilton decorating tips but can also be used without a tip for piping and drizzling. Best of all, you can just toss them out when you’re done!

Want more bang for your buck? Our curated beginner bundles make it easy to get everything you need all at once!

Cake Decorating Kit for Beginners

If you’re new to cake decorating, this set has everything you need to get started. The 16 in. decorating bags and the 789 decorating tip make icing your cake quick and easy, then smooth out your icing to that near perfect finish using the 9 in. Icing Smoother. If you’re stacking cake layers, the 9 in. Angled Spatula is great for spreading frosting or fillings between your cakes and the Cake Lifter will help you lift cakes up to 12 in. in size.

How to Decorate Cakes and Desserts Kit

You don’t have to be a professional decorator to make a cake worth celebrating. With this helpful decorating kit, you can take any treat from occasion to celebration! Featuring both 12 and 16 in. decorating bags, a 789 decorating tip, a 9 in. angled spatula, a variety of round and star tips, reusable couplers, a decorating brush and a full-color, step-by-step instructional book to help you along the way, this kit makes decorating a piece of cake!

Bake Even Strips and Round Cake Pan Set

Bake cakes that are perfect for stacking with this Bake Even Strips set. Complete with four Bake Even strips, as well as a set of aluminum round cake pans in 6, 8, 10 and 12 in. sizes, this assortment is a must for anyone ready to jump into baking and decorating!

Are you a newbie to cake decorating? Which of these products are you excited to try out? Let us know in the comments below or take a picture of your work in action and tag us on Instagram @wiltoncakes.